The Office of Tribunal Counsel is looking for a Crown Counsel Assistant, working under the supervision of the lawyers in the office on the basis of a one-year renewable contract. The Office of Tribunal Counsel of the Ministry of Justice is the legal office for a number of provincial adjudicative tribunal that are at arm's length from government. Expansion of the client base to other such tribunals who are in need of legal service is possible.
The successful candidate will have relevant education and/or experience, as well as strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision, and demonstrate initiative to meet the needs of the Office of Tribunal Counsel.
The position requires an understanding of civil litigation and terminology as well as government processes and policies. Duties may include document collection, review and compilation; liaising with client contacts; preparing drafts of legal documents or correspondence; maintenance of a precedent system; and legal research. General office management and assistance may also be necessary.
The position requires superior computer and word processing skills and familiarity with Word, Excel and other relevant software. Experience with historical legislative research and with legal research software including the Clear Legal Job Board, CanLII and QuickLaw are also assets.