• Law Commission of Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 10, 2018
Contract Legal Researcher

Job Description

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a full-time research lawyer for a one-year contract that may be extended.

The LCO’s mandate is to advance law reform and access to justice in Ontario.  The LCO does this by providing independent, balanced and authoritative advice and recommendations on some of Ontario’s most complex and far-reaching legal policy issues.  The LCO evaluates laws impartially, transparently, and broadly.  The LCO’s work is informed by legal analysis; multidisciplinary research; public consultations; social, economic, and demographic conditions; and the impact of technology. For more information about the LCO and its current projects, see

As a research lawyer for the LCO, you will work with LCO staff, advisory committees, stakeholders, and others on one or more of the LCO’s projects.  You will undertake research, plan and organize consultations, and be responsible for analyzing and making recommendations on challenging law reform issues. You will report to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will have at least a JD or LLB degree with well-developed research, writing and interpersonal skills. Policy development experience is an asset. The ability to function fully in English and French is also an asset. Compensation will reflect years since graduation from law school and other experiences relevant to responsibilities as a research lawyer.

Please submit your application electronically, with a cover letter explaining briefly why you are qualified for and interested in this position.  Please also provide your resume, the names and contact information of three referees, and a sample of relevant writing of no more than twenty pages, by Friday, September 7, 2018.  Applications should be submitted as one single pdf document to the attention of Nye Thomas, Executive Director, Law Commission of Ontario, at:

For further information, please email or call (416) 650-8402.