Legal Counsel - Contract up to 12 months

  • LCBO
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 14, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

At the LCBO, we deliver remarkable experiences as the trusted destination for the world’s wine, beers, and spirits. One of the world's largest purchasers of beverage alcohol, we are a best-in-class, customer-first, responsible retailer and wholesaler, supporting communities and delivering value to Ontarians. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, the LCBO operates more than 660 stores, a full-service e-commerce site, over 210 agency stores for rural consumers and 5 regional warehouse facilities.

We invest in our people; they’re our greatest resource. We hire driven people we want to learn from, who want to grow their careers. The LCBO understands a great career is made up of varied days, compelling problems to solve, and human connection. We work with our employees to create a working experience that drives both the organization and the people within it forward.

Legal Counsel- Contract up to 12 months

Are you a practical lawyer as well as a strategic partner to your internal business clients? Do you strive for excellence and are you dedicated to continuous improvement? Reporting to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, you will support a variety of internal clients in all aspects of the LCBO’s business, including our obligations as a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

If you thrive on change, embrace challenge, and are passionate about delivering exceptional legal solutions, then this is the role for you!

What’s the role about?

Supporting the operations of the LCBO by providing legal advice on a range of matters including complex legal, business, regulatory and policy issues and any disputes that may arise in relation to contracts.

Assessing and communicating legal risk while collaborating on the development of business strategies.

Reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, and working with internal client groups to ensure contractual relationships with vendors and clients support LCBO’s business goals.

What will you bring to the team?

A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

4 to 10 years of post-call experience dealing with a variety of commercial law matters, gained from a major law firm or large in-house legal department.

Exceptional business judgement, relationship-building skills, and creativity.

Ability to take leadership of and manage legal projects.

Practical, solutions-oriented, problem-solving skills.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present issues, options and recommendations to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Excellent negotiation and drafting skills.

Experience managing multiple priorities, stakeholders, and deadlines.

Solid legal training and pragmatic experience in corporate and commercial legal matters.

Experience in any of the following specific areas, while not mandatory, should be highlighted in your cover letter:
o contracting with vendors of SaaS/cloud based platforms;
o privacy law;
o sales and marketing/advertising; and
o procurement.

Diversity and inclusion matter at the LCBO. If contacted for an interview, please advise if you require accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act .

Please apply at, to Talent Acquisition, LCBO , quoting File #LCB-097/2019, by June 26, 2019. We appreciate your interest, and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

When applying at, please submit a letter indicating your home supervisor’s permission. This letter may also be emailed to

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law


4+ years