City of Kingston Associate Legal Counsel Full Time in Kingston, ON

City of Kingston

Branch Kingston ON CA

Associate Legal Counsel
Kingston, ON

Strong organizational and legal research skills; Reporting to the Director of Legal Services, the Associate Legal Counsel delivers strategic, high quality,…

Reporting to the Director of Legal Services, the Associate Legal Counsel delivers strategic, high quality, timely and cost effective legal services to municipal clients primarily in the following functional areas of the law: Prosecution, Litigation, & Administrative Tribunal Law;

Prosecutes under Provincial and Federal statutes and Municipal by-laws in Provincial Offences Court, including reviewing evidence to ensure sufficiency, interviewing witnesses, providing disclosure, conducting trials and appeals;

Litigates in the Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice and Administrative Tribunals, drafts pleadings, conducts Examinations for Discovery, Pre-trials and Trials, etc.;

Responsibilities also include oral and written legal advice, opinions and reports, support to Council, interpretation and analysis of legislation and regulations, negotiation and preparation of contract and agreements, corporate/commercial work, preparation of by-laws.

Qualifications, Competencies Bachelor of Laws and member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada;

Minimum (4) four years of relevant Law Practice preferred;

Legal knowledge and experience in the areas of Prosecution, Litigation and Administrative Tribunal Law;

Knowledge of Municipal, Real Estate, Planning & Development law an asset;

Experience as a prosecutor conducting trials and appeals;

Extensive knowledge of the Provincial Offences Act, and related statues and regulations;

Experience in Civil Courts and Administrative Tribunals, Examinations for Discovery, Pre-trial Conference Hearings, Trials, Appeals, and Applications;

Extensive knowledge of the Courts of Justice Act, Rules of Civil Procedure, and related legislation;

Knowledge of government processes sufficient to work with Public Officials and Senior Municipal Managers;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands Ability to apply knowledge of legal practices, procedures, theory and practice of advocacy, relevant Statutes and case law while conducting litigation;

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Proficiency in English language a necessity, fluency and ability to conduct trials in French language an asset;

Strong organizational and legal research skills;

Candidate will possess integrity, tact, and persuasiveness;

Ability to handle a significant workload in a fast paced, results oriented office and must be a team player;

Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities;

Proficient computer skills, knowledge and experience of word processing and legal software systems;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check), at candidates expense.

Closing Statement Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Kingston, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-06-25
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