Associate Counsel, Class Proceedings FundJanuary 23, 2023
The Law Foundation of Ontario is offering a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an Associate Counsel with a minimum of five years litigation experience to join its diverse and impactful team, and directly contribute to improving access to justice in Ontario.
Working under the guidance of the Director and Counsel, Class Proceedings Committee, in a hybrid workplace environment, you will support and coordinate all legal and administrative matters for the Class Proceedings Committee (CPC) and the nonprofit Class Proceedings Fund.
In addition, you will be a team player with a high degree of integrity, and demonstrate the following:
- An L.L.B. or J.D. in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
- Sound legal knowledge and understanding of the Foundation’s and CPC’s
legislative and compliance framework and relevant legislation.
- Class action experience is an asset but is not necessary.
- Critical thinking skills with a demonstrated ability to analyse, assess, and advise
on a broad range of legal and policy issues related to the mandate of the CPC.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to manage a diverse and complex caseload.
- Organizational, problem-solving, advisory, dispute resolution, and negotiation
Visit the Foundation’s website for details.
Candidates should apply by February 17, 2023.
The Law Foundation of Ontario was established in 1974 under the Law Society Act. The Foundation receives and uses the interest on lawyers’ and paralegals’ mixed trust accounts to support legal education, legal research, legal aid, and law libraries in Ontario. It does this through grantmaking to nonprofits and providing funds to Legal Aid Ontario. The Foundation also administers the Class Proceedings Fund, which provides cost assistance in class actions.
The Foundation is an inclusive employer. We respect equity, inclusion, diversity, and anti-racism. We are dedicated to creating a workplace reflective of the community we serve and welcome applications from diverse and equity deserving groups. Accommodation, if required, will be provided throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.
Established by statute in 1974, The Law Foundation of Ontario is the sole foundation in Ontario with the mandate of improving access to justice. Through granting and collaboration, the Foundation invests in knowledge and services that help people understand the law and use it to improve their lives. The Foundation also administers the Class Proceedings Fund, which provides cost assistance in class actions. The Foundation’s main source of revenue is interest received from lawyers’ and paralegals’ mixed trust accounts. Another source of revenue is cy-près awards. When received, cy-près revenue is allocated to the Foundation's national Access to Justice Fund.