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Job Title: Senior Legal Position: Adjudicative Tribunals Counsel (7 Yrs +) ( ID: C3202 )
Career Category: Legal, Legal Counsel, Litigation, Management, Professional Regulation
Posted Date: 2021-02-09
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Description:  
This is an excellent leadership opportunity to join a well established organization as an Adjudicative Tribunals Counsel and manage the Adjudicative Tribunals (the Discipline, Appeal, Capacity and Membership Committees), provide legal advice and ensure that best practices are implemented. This position reports to the Head, Adjudicative Tribunals and this individual, with senior level expertise, will work with the General Counsel, applicable committees, and the Senior Leadership Team and network.

Major Responsibilities:

• Supervise and manage all aspects of the disciplinary hearing process: Tribunal member selection, coordination of legal counsel, and ensure that the Tribunals Clerks are effectively carrying out their responsibilities. They will offer legal support for the Tribunals in such areas as: administrative law, procedural fairness, and natural justice;

• Oversee the selection process re: Tribunal chairs, deputy chairs, public representatives and members and complete the onboarding and training;

• Supervise and mentor the Adjudicative Tribunals Clerks;

• Provide legal advice to senior leadership;

• Establish and oversee policies, guidelines and amendments re: rules and regulations to enhance adjudicative processes;

• Conduct case management functions, including presiding over pre-hearing conferences and rendering rulings on motions;

• Collect, track and analyze hearing data, and draft and prepare reports on pertinent analytics and KPIs;

• Oversee the management of documents re: hearings and Tribunal information;

• Manage the posting of notices of allegations and hearing dates, the preparation of Tribunal decisions/orders and reasonings and dissemination and the publication of disciplinary notices as applicable;

• Draft reports re: processes and outcomes of the Tribunals as well as updates re: new developments; and

• Advise re: regulatory requirements and complex legal matters.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have:

• An LL.B/J.D. member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and license to practice in Ontario, with a minimum of 7 years of pertinent experience;

• Knowledge of or experience supporting a regulatory tribunal;

• Experience working with senior leaders providing legal advice and guidance;

• Knowledge of applicable Codes of Professional Conduct, Bylaws, Regulations, and Rules of Practice and Procedure;

• Strong regulatory knowledge is preferred; knowledge of/experience with regulatory disciplinary processes;

• Experience with Business Process Improvement;

• Experience with legislation and governing documents;

• Experience with administrative laws and rules, and with administrative tribunals or court procedures and requirements;

• Strong people management, leadership and mentoring experience;

• Strong analytical skills and experience developing relevant reports and statistical analysis;

• The ability to be proactive, organized, and a self-starter with a proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and ascertain priorities and meet deadlines;

• Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, professionalism and diplomacy;

• The ability to work both autonomously and with a team;

• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and MS Teams etc.;

• Superior writing skills and previous experience writing tribunal decisions strongly preferred; and

• Sound problem solving, analytical and decision-making abilities.


This is an excellent leadership opportunity to work as an Adjudicative Tribunals Counsel at a thriving, dynamic, and forward thinking organization.

If this describes you and you are interested in this exciting position, then please send us your details.

We thank all applicants. Only those candidates with the required expertise will be contacted.

        

 

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