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Associate Discipline Counsel, Litigation Services, Professional Regulation (contract to December 31, 2021)

February 25 2021
Industries Legal
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal, Litigation, Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Toronto, ON

JOB PURPOSE:

Associate Discipline Counsel, under the direction of Practice Lead, Litigation Services, represent the Law Society in various regulatory proceedings, appearing before the Law Society Tribunal and in the courts.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • An LLB or JD, plus a Class L1 license with Law Society of Ontario.*
  • Associate Discipline Counsel are expected to support the conduct of a variety of hearings and prosecutions, and to engage in the conduct of simple prosecutions under the guidance and direction of the Practice Lead, Litigation Services and the Director, Litigation Services. Articling or post-call litigation experience is required.
  • May be required to travel locally to attend meetings at other lawyer’s offices and occasional travel within the province to interview witnesses or attend hearings outside of Toronto.
  • Understanding of the Law Society’s mandate, services, legislation and policies.
  • Knowledge of how to do legal research, prosecutorial standards and practices, including ethical requirements and rules of evidence.
  • Understanding of rules of evidence, procedural rules governing the discipline process and Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Developing litigation skills for appearances before Law Society Tribunal and the judiciary.
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
  • Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language in presenting legal arguments for the appropriate resolution of matters of member conduct.
  • Able to reason through complex spoken and written information.

*By submitting your application for employment, you agree to a clearance check of your regulatory history with the Law Society, and to the use of this information in assessing suitability for employment at the Law Society.

Client / Customer Service Delivery

  • Under the direction of Practice Lead, Litigation Services, prepares for hearings, including developing case strategy, assessing evidence against required standard of proof, preparing witnesses, drafting documents as required including agreed statements of fact and requests to admit, negotiating to narrow issues of fact and law, attending pre-hearings, researching law as necessary.
  • Represents the Law Society in hearings and appeals.
  • Communicates with Law Society staff and complainants regarding the discipline process and disposition of cases.
  • Assists Discipline Counsel in preparing for hearings, including research, and attends at hearings, providing assistance as directed.
  • Provides advice on investigation files as directed.

Policy Development

  • As directed by Practice Lead, Litigation Services or Director, Litigation Services, plans and conducts legal research, and drafts policy changes related to the improvement of the Regulatory process.

Performance Goals, Targets and Standards

  • Contributes to and participates in the development of standardized practices, guidelines and procedures for the prosecution of discipline files.
  • Conducts caseload as directed by Practice Lead, Litigation Services, ensuring compliance with caseload priorities and time lines, strategy and conduct of prosecutions.
  • Works with other members of the Litigation Services Department to establish, monitor and continuously improve processes and case management performance.

Team Membership

  • Promotes the sharing and transfer of knowledge, applicable standards and information amongst members of the Litigation Services Department and the Professional Regulation Division.

The Law Society of Ontario values and respects diversity. We are committed to creating an accessible, barrier-free and inclusive workplace, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please make any requirement you may have for a Code-protected recruitment-process accommodation known when contacted. If you are unable to apply to this position due to the requirement for an accommodation of any kind, please email us at recruitment@lso.ca