Law Clerk

November 22 2022
Expected expiry date: December 6 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist,
Toronto, ON
Your familiarity with legal terminology and ability to interpret related legislation will be put to the test with this Law Clerk opportunity at the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), Ministry of the Attorney General.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• provide clerical support services for professional staff engaged in legal and policy work for the OIPRD
• interpret and provide factual information and explanations of legal administrative policies and procedures
• prepare draft legal documents and correspondence
• prioritize own work to ensure timely completion

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

• You have the ability to interpret and apply legislation such as the Police Services Act, the Statutory Powers and Procedures Act, the Judicial Review and Procedures Act, the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Independent Police Review Act
• You have knowledge of accepted legal and policy research sources, court and police procedures and practices and legal terminology
• You have knowledge of legal office procedures and practices in order to review legal documents, initiate follow-ups, coordinate activities and interpret and provide process advice

Research and Analytical Skills:

• You have the ability to find and assess provisions in statutes in support of legal and policy work
• You can research and review legal documents and precedents to provide factual information and explanations of legal administrative policies and procedures

Organizational, Communication and Customer Service Skills:

• You can prioritize your workload and expedite items to ensure timely completion
• You have written communication skills to compose routine and complex material
• You can use tact and discretion in order to provide sensitive information, explanations and make recommendations
• You have customer service and teamwork skills to support counsel and respond promptly to issues

Computer Skills:

• You have knowledge and experience using software and research tools such as MS Word, MS Project, MS outlook, Excel, the Internet and the Intranet

Apply now!

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