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Senior Law Clerk

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Legal Services Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary Contract (Up to 9 months), Full-Time
Job Code:
AGCO/06a - AGCO/06a
$32.55 - $38.30 Per Hour
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for regulating the alcohol, gaming, horse racing and private cannabis retail sectors in Ontario, in accordance with the principles of honesty and integrity, and in the public interest.

The Legal Services Division requires a Senior Law Clerk with superior written communication and organizational skills to prepare legal documentation and provide legal support services.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, Legal Services and individual Legal Counsel, the incumbent will be responsible to:
  • Provide both administrative and clerical support services to Counsel.
  • Provide detailed and technical information to the public and licensees/registrants concerning status of matters.
  • Review files at each stage of the process for Letters of Incident (LOI), Notices of Proposal (NOP) or other processes to ensure that the files are complete and accurate in accordance with the Division Manual and request additional materials as required.
  • Prepare documentation for hearings, appeals and judicial review applications consistent with rules of practice or procedure.
  • Apply legislation to extract information from reports and applications and draft the initial copy of relevant documentation.
  • Maintain files in an orderly manner consistent with Division practices.
  • Monitor the status of files and prepare monthly statistics and a monthly report tracking the files, including numbers and status.
  • Maintain a current list of all files closed to date.

How do I qualify?

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years' experience as a Law Clerk, preferably in a regulatory environment.
  • Completion of a post-secondary Law Clerk program, or ILCO Certification.
  • Superior writing skills including the ability to compile information from files in order to draft documentation.
  • Research and investigative abilities required to find relevant cases and supporting records.
  • The ability to work within strict time constraints while maintaining a high volume of work.
  • The ability to meet constant deadlines by working both independently and as a team player.
  • Detail orientation with strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
  • The ability to grasp legal terminology and phraseology in order to prepare legal documents with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to apply various pieces of legislation (i.e. Liquor Licence and Control Act, Gaming Control Act, Horse Racing Licence Act, Cannabis Licence Act, Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code).
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with an ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. AGCO staff, police, court office employees and the public).
  • Advanced computer skills using various MS Office Suite Programs, and experience using Quick Law, West Law and Canlii.
  • Valid G driver's licence with an acceptable driving record.
  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a criminal background check.

To apply to this vacancy please submit your application online at our Careers webpage located at: by June 7, 2023.

The AGCO is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

The AGCO has the responsibility to lead by example in advancing racial equity and to build a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and the opportunity to fully contribute. To this effect, you are encouraged to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to the role within your application including, but not limited to, individuals identifying with one or more of the under-represented groups identified within Ontario's Human Rights Code.

Disability related accommodation during the recruitment process is available upon request.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 90 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Legal Services
Posted on:
Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions.
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    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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