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Law Clerk

May 27 2022
Categories Generalist, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON
Are you a legal administrative professional looking for a new opportunity? If so, then consider joining the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Civil Law Division, where you can use your strong organization and communication skills to provide legal assistance to Crown Counsel.

The Legal Services branch welcomes applications from candidates who can contribute to the goal of promoting a diverse, respectful and supportive workplace.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• work with a litigation support team assisting counsel with the preparation of motions, tribunals, hearings, inquests, trials, pre-trials
• support counsel with a wide range of other legal files including contracts, legislation, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario matters, and FOI
• gather, review, assess and catalogue records/evidence, handle records requests for motions, redact documents
• prepare transcripts and chronological lists or summaries of documents
• type and prepare routine correspondence from handwritten notes or verbal instructions, letters, memoranda, legal opinions, reports, orders-in-council and other legal documents
• monitor files and handle and prioritize a large volume of complex cases
• conduct inquiries for the purposes of assisting counsel in determining the degree of liability against the Crown and Crown employees in the Province of Ontario
• ensure compliance with limitation periods and time limits imposed by the rules of Civil Procedure, legislation, case management rules and alternate dispute resolution requirements
• carry out research on databases such as Quicklaw, Westlaw and research on legislation and regulations on e-laws
• conduct corporate, title and other due diligent searches
• work on the records management system (opening, closing files) and make meeting and travel arrangements
• provide support with overall branch processes, systems and procedures including maintenance of supplies and equipment and mail log and aiding in the resolution of technical/computer/ network issues

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

• You are able to type 50 words per minute

Legal Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of legal office methods, procedures and practices, federal and provincial statutes, Rules of Civil Procedure
• You are familiar with legal documents, formats, and terminology

Research and Analytical Skills:

• You have the ability to review legal documents and identify issues
• You can conduct complex searches using a variety of legal databases
• You can determine confidentiality of privileged information

Organizational Skills:

• You have demonstrated organizational skills in dealing with large volume of files
• You have the ability to effectively prioritize your work
• You have planning and coordinating skills to resolve problems with completing client interests

Computer Skills:

• You use word processing and related software to prepare letters, reports, spreadsheets, and graphs
• You can enter and retrieve information using database applications

Communication Skills:

• You have the ability to communicate with tact and discretion
• You can explain complex information clearly and relay instructions
• You can prepare legal documentation using proper terminology



OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

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.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

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