Job Counsel in Toronto


Job description
The Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil, requires four (4) counsel with extensive demonstrated experience in litigation.
Counsel at the Crown Law Office - Civil provide legal representation to the Crown, its ministries, agencies, boards and commissions in a wide variety of matters involving issues of public importance in all levels of court.

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will represent the province and provincial entities in proceedings in a wide variety of practice areas, including commercial, construction, civil forfeiture, police negligence, personal injury, administrative law, class actions, inquests, and inquiries.

You will be routinely involved in complex and high-profile matters involving issues of public importance. CLOC counsel appear before tribunals; in every level of Court in Ontario; and in the Supreme Court of Canada.

You will carry files both independently and as part of larger file teams.

How do I qualify?


  • Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario

Technical Legal Experience

  • Extensive litigation experience
  • Demonstrated legal and professional judgment and analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Recent trial experience is considered an asset.

Other Essential Skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with large teams while carrying your own files.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines while managing a full caseload.
  • Experience working constructively on teams of diverse members and demonstrated commitment to OPS priorities relating to diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

  • 4 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check

Compensation Group:
Association of Law Officers of the Crown

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Posted on:
Friday, November 25, 2022

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • For issues with submitting applications, or questions, please contact [email protected]

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Job Counsel in Toronto

Ministry of the Attorney General