Associate Corporate Legal Counsel

  • Halton Region
  • Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 25, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Full Job Description

Assistant Corporate Counsel

At Halton Region, 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. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


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.


As an employer of choice, Halton Region recognizes the many benefits of hybrid work arrangements including flexibility and better work-life balance for our employees. Where the work permits, employees will have the choice to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals. Please note, this position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Program/Work from Home Arrangement.


Posting ID: 987
Department: Legislative & Planning Services
Division: Legal Services
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Hybrid)
Employee Group: MMSG
Posting Date: August 24, 2022
Application Deadline: September 7, 2022


Job Summary

Reporting to Senior Legal Counsel, the Assistant Corporate Counsel will primarily focus on Children’s Services initiatives, in particular the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) System.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides effective and timely legal advice and representation to the Children’s Services division. This is accomplished through the identification of issues, provision of opinions, drafting and administration of documents, etc.
  • Provides policy support to clients through the review and interpretation of existing policies as well as providing advice and drafting language for new policies
  • 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.
  • Works effectively with the program area law clerk(s) through leadership and collaboration.
  • Responds to Senior Legal Counsel’s and clients’ detailed requirements.
  • Conducts research 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the practice of law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, research, and client service skills



  • Broad general municipal law experience.
  • Practice of law in Social Services, with working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014


A combination of education and experience will be considered.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Employment 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. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. 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.


Important information about your application:

  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.