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Job Title: Legal Counsel - Professional Regulatory Body ( ID: 1661 )
Career Category: Ethics, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Technology
Posted Date: 2013-04-23
Location: Ottawa
Our client is a nationally active professional association. They are looking for an in-house Legal Counsel for a 15 month contract in Ottawa.

Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be responsible for providing legal advice and guidance to the association's business divisions on legal matters affecting litigation, policy, operations and project development.

The role will include:
-Providing advice, direction, correspondence, drafting, documents, opinions and presentations in relation applicable federal and provincial statutes and common law;
-Handling complex litigation files
-Negotiating, drafting, reviewing and executing numerous contracts and providing legal advice in the areas of privacy, contracts, technology law, ethics, corporate governance and intellectual property;
-Coordinating the use of outside counsel on various matters and ensuring that they are providing services in an effective and cost efficient manner in accordance with the Legal Department's direction;
-Keeping Management informed on relevant Canadian and U.S. Law including pending changes in legislation and regulations affecting the company in its affairs and operations;
-Ensuring effective communications both internally with employees and externally with applicable regulators, industry, and government agencies on all legal matters concerning company operations and activities.


You are the ideal candidate if you:

� Have an LL.B/ JD, and 1 to 5 years of corporate/commercial experience
� Have experience in intellectual property work
� Are bilingual English French
� Have excellent communication and negotiation skills
� Are a fast learner
� Have excellent organizational skills to better juggle multiple tasks
� Are a quick learner

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a well known nationally active professional association whose legal work is regularly in the papers send us your details.



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