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COUNSEL

Organization:
Ministry of the Attorney General
Division:
Civil Law Division – Constitutional Law Branch
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
2 Temporary (up to 12 months secondment/contract)
Job Code:
ALOC - Crown Counsel
Salary:
Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
160158
The Constitutional Law Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General, Civil Law Division, seeks two experienced, highly skilled lawyers to join a team of specialized counsel providing litigation and legal advisory services to the Government of Ontario on behalf of the Attorney General in respect of constitutional issues arising under theCanadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the federal division of powers and other matters arising under theConstitution Act, 1867, and matters arising under the Human Rights Code.

This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge constitutional law issues in a medium-sized legal branch with a dynamic, high-output work environment and a collegial office culture.

The Ministry of the Attorney General's Civil Law Division is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the public we serve. We strive to foster a respectful, inclusive and supportive workplace.

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code; to request it for the purposes of this competition, please contact Virginia DaCosta, Manager of Business Operations, Constitutional Law Branch at Virginia.Dacosta@Ontario.ca

What can I expect to do in this role?

Responsibilities include:

• Providing expert advice on constitutional issues and human rights issues
• Conducting complex constitutional litigation before all levels of court and tribunal

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario

Knowledge and Skills

• You have demonstrated ability, interest, and experience in civil litigation and administrative law
• You have demonstrated ability, interest, and experience in constitutional law
• You have proven communication skills (oral, written and advocacy)
• You have demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex issues of law and public policy
• You have the ability to thrive in a high pressure environment, including the ability to work to strict deadlines in a high volume legal practice
• You have experience as an effective leader of a team, but are also able to work independently
• You have demonstrated ability and experience leading briefings and presenting information to clients and/or decision-makers
• You have demonstrated judgment and analytical skills

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Schedule:
6
Category:
Legal Services
Posted on:
Friday, January 29, 2021
Note:
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