Assistant Corporate Legal Counsel

  • Halton Region
  • Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 05, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Solicitor

Job Description

At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.
    This is a full time position, working 35 hours per week.   Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.
  Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.
  We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.
  Purpose: Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, this Assistant Corporate Counsel position is primarily focused on land use planning matters with a heavy focus on land use planning litigation.
  Preferred Background: The successful candidate will possess membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the practice of law, preferably with experience in land use planning law and litigation before administrative tribunals and/or the courts. Broad general municipal law experience is also an asset. To succeed in this role, the successful candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, as well as strong analytical, research and client service skills. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  Working Conditions: In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees.
  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated is defined as having received the completed series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and having received the final dose at least 14 days before your employment start date.
  The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. Acceptable proof is a Ministry of Health Dose Administration Receipt (or such other proof of vaccination that the Province of Ontario sanctions). This can be obtained through the Provincial portal
  The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.

  • Represents the Region on land use planning and related matters before the Ontario Land Tribunal and various levels of court (including the preparation of all ancillary materials)
  • Researches, analyzes, counsels and advises on legal implications in matters of law, legal procedures and policies, as well as operational and strategic decisions.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of plans and strategies to preclude or remedy anticipated legal problems arising out of day-to-day operations and projects.
  • Assists in the supervision of divisional staff and resources and provides direction and control as necessary.
  • Responds to the Director of Legal Services' and clients’ detailed requirements and researches and applies related information to assigned work duties as required.
  • Maintains a regular awareness of activities within the Legal Services Division's scope of operations.
  • Prepares outlines and briefs to keep clients and senior management of the Region informed accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  Posted: October 04, 2021 Posting Expires: October 18, 2021 Posting #: LP-428-21
  Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings
  Important Information:

  • We appreciate all applications however only those selected to advance in the selection process will be contacted. Candidates will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please check your email and voicemail regularly.


  • We are committed to providing accommodation throughout the selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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