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Assistant Crown Attorney (bilingual)

Ministry of the Attorney General
Criminal Law Division
Language of Position(s):
Bilingual English/French
Job Term:
1 Temporary (1 bilingual up to 9 months secondment/contract with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
OCAA - Crown Counsel
Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ministry of the Attorney General seeks a bilingual (temporary 9 months with possibility of extension) Assistant Crown Attorney for the Cornwall Crown Attorney's Office to perform prosecutorial and administrative duties.

The Criminal Law Division is a large geographically dispersed operation with approximately 1900 staff who help protect community and personal safety through prosecution of offences across the province. The division's vision is to be the foremost prosecution service in Canada, and this vision is supported through the divisional mission, values, and key strategies.

Our Values: Integrity, Judgment, Commitment, Justice, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties Will Include:

• Performing case management duties to support the efficient prosecution of criminal matters, e.g. screening, disclosure, resolution meetings
• Ensuring timely and comprehensive responses are made to all substantive, procedural and policy requirements in the criminal litigation process
• Performing special justice-related projects and involvement in community programmes as requested
• Keeping informed on office/regional/divisional/provincial initiatives, protocols and directives and implementing them to ensure consistent practices within the justice system, e.g. Bail Best Practices Protocol, Justice Modernization, Case Management Protocol, Domestic Violence Court Initiatives
• Establishing and maintaining professional relationships and working co-operatively with all members of the Criminal Law Division (management, colleagues and support staff), and with other participants in the justice system for the purpose of enhancing communication between the parties and improving the administration of justice
• Assisting other counsel with prosecutions, research, etc.
• Providing legal support and advice to Justice Sector Partners, such as Police, Victim Witness, Probation and Parole

How do I qualify?


• Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario
• Fluency in French and English at the Superior level

Knowledge and Skills

• Demonstrated experience and expertise in conducting prosecutions, on behalf of the Attorney General, in the Ontario Court of Justice [Criminal, Youth Court, Provincial Offences Court, Bail Court, including Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) Court] and the Superior Court of Justice
• Experience in prosecutions of a serious and complex nature, including jury trials
• Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law procedures, rules of evidence and case law
• Knowledge of the role and function of a prosecutor in the criminal justice system in Ontario
• Experience in case management duties to support the efficient prosecution of criminal matters (e.g. screening, disclosure and resolution meetings)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

• Demonstrated judgment and analytical ability to determine appropriate legal remedies
• Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

Other Essential Skills

• Willingness and ability to travel to other court locations to support the prosecution team across the East Region (Belleville, Brockville, Kingston, L'Orignal, Ottawa, Napanee, Pembroke, Perth and Picton)
• Technical skills to work effectively with computer technology and databases made available to professional staff

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual English/French Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 29 Second St W, Cornwall, East Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association
Legal Services
Posted on:
Friday, April 12, 2024
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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