Crown Attorney

  • Government of Ontario
  • Oct 20, 2017
Full time General Counsel

Job Description

Crown Attorney


The Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative leader for the position of Crown Attorney for the Fort Frances Crown Attorney's Office, (District of Rainy River) North Region.


What can I expect to do in this role?


  • Supervisory responsibility for the prosecution of all cases in the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice
    • Conducting criminal prosecutions in the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice
    • Providing legal advice on criminal issues to the police, related agencies, and other members of the criminal justice system
    • Overseeing the conducting of high-profile and media-sensitive criminal cases and related issues
    • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with criminal justice stakeholders, including but not exclusive to Court Services Division, Indigenous Justice Division, the Judiciary, defence bar, witness and victim services, the police and the Indigenous Communities
    • Managing all operations and legal and administrative staff of the Crown Attorney's office to ensure effective resource utilization, flexibility, accountability and quality assurance of criminal law and quasi-criminal law matters
    • Managing the development and implementation of operational and organizational changes, best practice standards and new initiatives such as electronic disclosure and case management, to maximize efficiencies
    • Managing the development of mentoring programs for legal and non-legal staff
    • Management of financial, administrative and human resource matters and processes in the Crown's office in accordance with relevant policies and directives
    • Occasional travel (land or air) may be required to various locations within the North Region and or Province which include but not limited to Atikokan, Rainy River


Location: Fort Frances


How do I qualify?



Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada


Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in criminal law and litigation, thorough knowledge of the Crown Attorneys' system, statutes, case law, justice processes, thorough knowledge of the Ministry's business plan and Division's strategic and operational plan, policies and priorities
    • Demonstrated professional legal management skills in the criminal law area and the ability to identify and implement best practices and lead staff in a changing environment
    • A commitment to support the Criminal Law Division and the Ministry to achieve deliverables
    • You have knowledge of the principles of law, statutes, and case law relating to the prosecution of criminal and quasi-criminal offences at all court levels
    • You have demonstrated strong judgement skills in evaluating and providing strategic and legal advice on criminal prosecutions
    • You can monitor and develop internal office processes to appropriately identify and safeguard victims' interests as they arise
    • Experience managing and leading staff
    • Demonstrated strategic and business planning skills
    • Proven advocacy and negotiation skills
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work with Indigenous Communities
    • Proven judgment, integrity and problem-solving abilities
    • Knowledge of financial and human resource practices and procedures


Salary Range: Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience


Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full-Time, 333 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region, Enhanced – Criminal Record (CPIC) Check, Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check




  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.


Please apply by Wednesday, November 1, 2017, quoting Job ID 112736, to: Legal Recruitment Coordinator, Ministry of the Attorney General, Faxes are not being accepted at this time.


If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Practice Area(s)

criminal law and litigation


criminal law and litigation