Legal Counsel

  • Ontario Real Estate Association
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 09, 2022
Remote Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

OREA's Mission:

Helping Ontario REALTORS® Succeed in Building Stronger Communities.

Home ownership builds strong communities. At OREA, it is our goal to keep the dream of home ownership alive in Ontario. That’s why we have made it our mission to help Ontario’s 80,000 REALTORS® succeed in building stronger communities. We deliver on that mission by providing services that assist our members in their day-to-day business practices, like Standard Forms, Government Advocacy and Leadership Training.

OREA speaks to a variety of audiences, including consumers, media, policy makers, real estate leaders, the provincial regulator, other associations and Ontario REALTORS®.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a lawyer who has expertise in the area of contract drafting and negotiation and administrative law, generally, preferably with knowledge of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) complaints, compliance and disciplinary (“CCD”) process.

Reporting to the General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, the ideal candidate will have five to seven years’ experience with corporate governance and other issues of relevance to not-for-profit organizations, a good understanding of real estate law, privacy law, excellent communication and analytical skills, and be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

· Assist in providing legal advice and guidance to the Ontario Real Estate Association’s Board of Directors.

· Assist in risk management and legal compliance for the entire organization.

· Assist in providing legal advice and guidance in general operational matters and employment law matters for the entire organization.

· Assist in providing legal information and resources to Ontario Real Estate Boards and Ontario REALTORS®.

· Conduct legal research on issues/new legislation as may be required.

· Assist with the drafting and interpretation of the OREA by-law and the standard board by-law.

· Act as recording secretary and counsel to the OREA arbitration hearing panel and arbitration appeal hearing panel.

· Liaise with outside counsel on any litigation matters.

Qualifications and Skills

· LL.B./J.D. Law Society of Upper Canada Member (in good standing)

· Minimum of 5-7 years of experience with corporate governance and other issues of relevance to not-for-profit organizations

· Good understanding of Real Estate Law and Privacy Law

· Effective communication skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills and proven ability to balance competing demands in a dynamic environment

· Proven leadership and project management skills

· Collaboration, articulation, commitment to excellence

· High standards for accuracy, responsiveness, integrity and discretion

· Exceptional writing skills

· Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and sometimes on very short notice

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter, including salary expectations on or before January 24, 2022. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in OREA but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

OREA is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Department.

Application deadline: 2022-01-24

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $130,000.00-$150,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Work from home

Practice Area(s)

real estate law


5+ years