Reporting to the Associate Counsel Prosecutions, is responsible for conducting prosecutions under Federal and Provincial statutes and regulations and municipal by-laws in the Ontario Court of Justice.
- Conducts prosecutions under Provincial statutes and regulations and Municipal by-laws in the Ontario Court of Justice.
- Conducts prosecutions of Federal offences under the Contraventions Act (Canada).
- Prepares prosecution cases by researching the relevant statutes, regulations, by-laws and case law, speaking to enforcement officers, witnesses, defence counsel and agents, and liaising with area municipalities and other enforcement agencies.
- Reviews officer’s notes, witness statements, accident reports, and other documents and considers the admissibility of evidence to determine that all charges have been sufficiently investigated, all evidence collected, and that a reasonable prospect of conviction exists before presenting the case to the court.
- Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate, from the general public etc.
- Ensures that services provided meet Regional customer service standards.
- Liaises with solicitors, area municipalities, agents, public, police, etc with respect to prosecution cases.
- Participates on committees, work groups, task forces and special projects, as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
- Successful completion of secondary school diploma.
- Minimum three (3) years' experience in prosecuting and/or defending municipal and/or provincial offences in the Ontario Court of Justice or successful completion of a Court and Tribunal Agent Program or Paralegal Program.
- Must be licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to practice law or provide legal services as a Paralegal.
- Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
- Knowledge of rules of evidence and Ontario Court of Justice trial and appeal procedures.
- Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
- Working knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial statutes and regulations, municipal by-laws applicable to Provincial and Municipal offences and Charter of Rights and procedures relating to Charter issues.