Chatham-Kent Children’s Services Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
May 10, 2020Full time
Chatham-Kent Children’s Services requires an In-House Legal Counsel available to start as soon as possible. This is a contract, full-time (70 hours bi-weekly) position, lasting six (6) months. The In-House Legal Counsel position involves significant responsibilities, special knowledge and skills in management of Agency legal cases and delivery of service in child protection legal matters at all court and tribunal levels. This position is responsible to the Manager of Legal Services. In-House Counsel is expected to work cooperatively and in consultation with child protection staff. This position strives to ensure that legal services are delivered in a respective, transparent, responsible and accessible manner. Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws Degree; membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada duly enrolled as a Barrister and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario; three (3) years experience in a child welfare or family law practice with trial experience, preferred; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong time management skills; knowledge and experience in the application of law, legal theory and practice; knowledge about child welfare with a focused understanding of the importance of child protection and children in care standards, legislation and permanency; computer literate; ability to communicate in french is considered an asset; a valid driver’s license and use of a reliable personal vehicle.