Apply By: Friday, September 29, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
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Crown Counsel

Ministry of the Attorney General
Civil Law Division - Infrastructure Legal Services Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
ALOC - Crown Counsel
Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:
Job ID:
ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS COMPETITION IS RESTRICTED TO STEP 1 CANDIDATES INCLUDING OPS ALOC AND OCAA LAWYERS living or working within 125 km of this location. Note: Eligible lawyers from outside the Area of Search may apply but will not be entitled to relocation or travel expenses for the transfer as set out below.

 Step 1: All regular/fixed-term OCAA and ALOC lawyers on staff, current Redeployment List Members and current Articling Student Hireback Pool Members. 
Step 2: In the absence of qualified applicants at Step 1 the competition may be reposted so that external applicants or non-members of the above-mentioned groups would then be eligible to apply.

The Ministry of the Attorney General has an immediate challenging opportunity for an intermediate or senior counsel to join the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) and to support the multi-faceted work of the Ministry, including signature government infrastructure projects.

Note: this position is scheduled to move to 77 Grenvillle Street in Toronto in Late Fall 2023.

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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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What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Infrastructure Legal Services Branch, you will:

• Provide strategic legal advice and support to the Ministry of Infrastructure on signature government initiatives and on ministry operations that could include major infrastructure development projects; government realty strategy; infrastructure strategy, policy and funding; loans programs; and forfeited corporate property
• Provide advice on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues, funding and lending matters, real property, planning matters, agency administration and oversight, corporate governance and corporate financing, Indigenous law matters with respect to proposed realty and infrastructure activities, duty to consult, and environmental issues
• Work on the development of legislation and regulations as well as on ministerial directions and Orders in Council
• Negotiate, draft, review and advise on a variety of legal instruments, including transfer payment and grant agreements, and commercial agreements
• Work together with other ministries, legal branches and government entities

How do I qualify?


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

Knowledge and Skills

• Knowledge of and familiarity with: corporate and commercial law, real property law, land use planning, environmental law, municipal and development law and Indigenous law
• Ability to provide high-quality written and oral legal advice and opinions in these areas including on an urgent basis
• Ability to advise program area clients on the development and drafting of legislation and regulations
• Experience in drafting, negotiating and assessing a variety of commercial and government legal instruments
• Ability to recognize and assess legal implications in ministry practices, programs and policy proposals
• Knowledge of government processes and approvals

Other Essential Skills

• Demonstrated judgment and analytical ability and political acumen
• Proven oral and written communication skills
• Proven research and opinion writing skills including in complex areas of law
• Ability to handle a high-volume practice and advise on urgent matters with short turnaround times
• Ability to inspire client confidence, handle files independently, and provide leadership in a team environment
• Proven interpersonal skills to work productively in a collegial team environment

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 250 Dundas St W, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Legal Services
Posted on:
Friday, September 15, 2023
  • 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, September 29, 2023 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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