CounselSeptember 1, 2021
The Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil, requires two (2) senior counsel with significant civil litigation experience.
What can I expect to do in this role?
You will be primarily working on litigation matters involving the aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous Peoples and will represent the Crown in Right of Ontario, the Ministry of the Attorney General, other ministries, agencies, boards and tribunals in actions, applications, judicial reviews, and appeals. You will lead teams on complex litigation files, and supervise junior and intermediate counsel in the carriage of their litigation files.
How do I qualify?
- Member in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario.
Knowledge and Skills
- Recent civil litigation experience conducting all steps in actions, applications, judicial reviews, and appeals. Trial experience is considered an asset.
- Knowledge of public law and the law with respect to aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous Peoples is considered an asset.
- Understanding of the nature of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown in Right of Ontario.
- Demonstrated ability to lead high-profile matters and strong political acuity.
- Demonstrated legal and professional judgment and analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
- Ability to lead large litigation teams collaboratively and effectively.
- Ability to work to strict deadlines on complex legal issues.
- Experience working constructively on teams of diverse members and demonstrated interest in Ontario Public Service (OPS) priorities relating to diversity.
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 < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
Salary Range: Commensurate with legal experience
- 2 Temporary, duration up to 24 months (with possibility of extension), 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
- 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), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.
- Your application sent via method one must be sent as an attachment in either MS Word (.doc, .docx), PDF (.pdf), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt) format, less than 2MB in size, and must not be password protected.
For full position details, visit www.ontario.ca/careers. Please apply by Friday, September 17, 2021, quoting Job ID 168689, to: Legal Recruitment Coordinator, Ministry of the Attorney General. E-mail: CSMD.HR.LegalCompeti@ontario.ca. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.