Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Reporting to the Senior Associate Counsel, provides confidential, legal and administrative support, including drafting or preparing correspondence, and legal documents, with an emphasis on real estate and expropriations as well as administrative and management of legal practice.
Drafts and/or prepares bylaws, agreements, contracts, statements, affidavits, corporate searches, correspondence, documentation pertaining to real estate law and expropriations, as assigned.
Administers and processes legal documents and ensures security, insurance requirements and authorization within the limitation period are met to protect the legal and financial interests of the Region; arranges for signature, execution and registration of documents and agreements.
Assists in drafting and in the preparation of confidential correspondence, documents and reports.
Maintains filing system, precedents etc. and updates records and lists to ensure accuracy; files correspondence, reports and other documents in accordance with Regional standards and assists with records management (Versatile).
Produces and distributes documents, ensuring security and confidentiality of information.
Ensures receipt and appropriate distribution of Regional fees and charge monies.
Acts as the communications link between Counsel staff and cross-department staff, politicians, outside agencies and the public.
Participates in meetings, staff committees and work groups as assigned.
Provides back-up coverage, as required, during the absences of other Legal Assistants.
Successful completion of a post secondary education in a Legal Assistant Program or equivalent approved combination of education and experience.
Minimum of five (5) years legal administrative experience in a private or public law practice.
Thorough knowledge of the preparation of various legal documents, contracts, agreements, records and file systems, and clerical administrative practices related to real estate and expropriations.
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.
Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and Quicklaw and TimeMatters.
Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems.
Organizational skills and ability to assess priorities, work independently to meet required deadlines with conflicting demands and changing priorities.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgement and discretion in dealing with confidential information and/or responding to inquiries.
Ability to work outside normal business hours as required.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online by March 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Department: Legal and Court Services Department
Branch: Legal Services Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 24 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: July 24, 2018
Date Closing: August 17, 2018
Number Of Positions: 1
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Reporting to the Senior Counsel, is primarily responsible for reviewing construction tenders and other procurement documents, and providing advice related to the public procurement process. Other duties will include assisting Senior and Associate Counsel with providing advice on a broad range of legal issues to Regional Council, Standing Committees, departments, corporations and related entities such as the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, and the Police Services Board, including advice on contract law issues with emphasis on Construction Law, operational issues, public procurement issues, strategic initiatives, risk management and general municipal law and negotiating with external agencies and partners at municipal, provincial and federal levels.
• Successful completion of a University Degree in Law (L.L.B.) or Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.). • Membership in good standing as a Lawyer in the Law Society of Upper Canada. • Associate Counsel I: Minimum one to three (1-3) years general and/or specialized experience in the area of Construction Law. • Associate Counsel II: Minimum five (5) years advanced expertise in the area of Construction Law. • Knowledge of current developments in the law and their application to Regional responsibilities. • Knowledge of regulations, guidelines, procedures, standards and legislation relevant to contract law with emphasis on Construction Law, including public procurement processes, the Municipal Act and a complete understanding of the Regional governmental structure. • Experience in and familiarity with the public sector would be an asset. • Demonstrated knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability. • Effective interpersonal and presentation skills to interact with members of Regional Council and staff of Regional departments, corporations, boards and other government agencies. • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications. • Proven analytical and decision making skills. • Ability to exercise appropriate judgement and discretion in dealing with privileged or controversial matters. • Demonstrated political acumen and ability to negotiate, facilitate, mediate and present information to a varied audience. • Ability to work outside normal business hours as required.
How to Apply
Please apply on-line by August 17, 2018, quoting competition #22685. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone.
Associate Counsel: Salary $117,977 - $138,799 annually Senior Associate Counsel: Salary $129,546 - $152,404 annually This is a Non-Union position.