• York Region
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 06, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Litigator

Job Description

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.