The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is a regulatory agency that reports to the Ministry of the Attorney General. The AGCO is responsible for regulating the alcohol, gaming, horse racing and private cannabis retail sectors in Ontario, in accordance with the principles of honesty and integrity, and in the public interest.
The Legal Services Division requires a Senior Law Clerk with superior written communication and organizational skills to prepare legal documentation and provide legal support services.
What can I expect to do in this role?
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, Legal Administration and individual Legal Counsel, the incumbent will be responsible to:
Provide both administrative and clerical support services to Counsel
Provide detailed and technical information to the public and licensees/registrants concerning status of matters
Review files at each stage of the process for Letters of Incident (LOI), Notices of Proposal (NOP) or other processes to ensure that the files are complete and accurate in accordance with the Division Manual and request additional materials as required
Prepare documentation for hearings, appeals and judicial review applications consistent with rules of practice or procedure
Apply legislation to extract information from reports and applications and draft the initial copy of relevant documentation
Maintain files in an orderly manner consistent with Division practices
Monitor the status of files and prepare monthly statistics and a monthly report tracking the files, including numbers and status
Maintain a current list of all files closed to date
How do I qualify?
The ideal candidate will have:
A minimum of 3-5 years' experience as a Law Clerk, in a regulatory environment (an asset)
Completion of a post-secondary Law Clerk program, or ILCO Certification
Superior writing skills including the ability to compile information from files in order to draft documentation
Research and investigative abilities required to find relevant cases and supporting records
The ability to work within strict time constraints while maintaining a high volume of work
The ability to meet constant deadlines by working both independently and as a team player
Detail orientation with strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
The ability to grasp legal terminology and phraseology in order to prepare legal documents with minimal supervision
The ability to apply various pieces of legislation (i.e. Liquor Licence Act, Gaming Control Act, Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code.)
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with an ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. AGCO staff, police, court office employees and the public)
Advanced computer skills using various MS Office Suite Programs, and experience using Quick Law, Canlii, and AS400
Valid G driver's licence with an acceptable driving record
1 Temporary, duration up to 10 months, 90 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
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