Ministry of the Attorney General COUNSEL – BILINGUAL (1) Temporary in Toronto, ON

Ministry of the Attorney General

Branch Toronto ON CA

Toronto, ON

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The Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil, requires one (1) counsel for its Litigation Group.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties will include: Assist senior and intermediate counsel in representing the Crown, the Ministry of the Attorney General, other Ministries, agencies, boards and tribunals in various legal proceedings, including actions, applications, appeals and applications for judicial review in various levels of court. Carriage of routine matters.

How do I qualify?

Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Knowledge & Skills
Experience in civil litigation and advocacy. Knowledge of the Courts of Justice Act, the Civil Rules of Practice, the Judicial Review Procedure Act, the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, the Proceedings Against the Crown Act, rules of evidence, mediation and ADR. Familiarity with public law litigation, injunction proceedings, aboriginal law litigation, human rights litigation, health law litigation, commercial litigation, small claims court actions. An ability to conduct research, handle own files and assist senior and intermediate counsel with complex files; proven ability to work effectively in a team environment. Experience and ability to work to strict deadlines in high volume environment; excellent judgment, analytical, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Additional information:
1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, General Screening Requirement

Compensation Group:
Association of Law Officers of the Crown


Legal Services

Posted on:
Friday, July 31, 2015

This ad is also available in French.
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual’s screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:
You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.

Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources .

Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.

Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.

OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to:
Recruitment Coordinator

Ministry of the Attorney General

[email protected]

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, August 17, 2015 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.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d’emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code .

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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