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                                        CROWN COUNSEL
                Organization:     Ministry of the Attorney General
                    Division:     Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Community & Social Services /
                                  Children & Youth Services
                        City:     Toronto
                   Job Term:      1 Temporary (up to 12 Month Backfill Secondment/Contract)
                   Job Code:      ALOC - Crown Counsel
                      Salary:     Salary commensurate with legal experience
              Posting Status:     Restricted (restricted to OPS lawyers living or working within 125 km
                                  of this location. Note: Lawyers from outside the Area of Search may
                                  apply but will not be entitled to relocation or travel expenses for the
                       Job ID:    48115

Eligibility for this competition is RESTRICTED as set out below; interviews will be conducted in the same
Step 1: All classified/unclassified OCAA and ALOC lawyers on staff and current Redeployment List
Step 2: Current Articling Student Hireback Pool Members

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Legal Services Division, is seeking counsel to manage a heavy
caseload in the areas of Child Welfare and Children's Residential Licensing (under the Child and Family
Services Act).

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties Will Include: Providing strategic legal advice to the MCYS policy and operations divisions
regarding the appropriate interpretation of provisions under the Child and Family Services Act and its
regulations, programs funded under MCYS, including Special Services at Home for children and respite
services. Preparing Notices of Intention and providing litigation support to litigation counsel on children's
residential licensing cases and appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Providing litigation support to
CLOC/CLB counsel as necessary in the child welfare, children's residential licensing and children's
developmental services areas. The position also responds to human rights applications. Working with
clients and Legislative counsel respecting any proposed changes to legislation/regulations. Regular
training for clients in the program areas and both formal and informal training throughout the year.

How do I qualify?

Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada; experience providing legal advice and services in the
areas of CFSA, child welfare, residential licensing, children's developmental services, human rights and
administrative law. Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills and sound
judgment. Ability to inspire client confidence and to work effectively as team member. Flexibility,
creativity, ability to function successfully in fast-paced environment.

Additional information:
Address:          1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 56 Wellesley Street West, 17th
                           Floor, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation      Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Schedule:         6
Category:         Legal Services
Posted on:        Friday, November 2, 2012
How to apply:
    1.   You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
    2.   Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on
         how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and
         Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
    3.   Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using
         concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We
         rely on the information you provide to us.
    4.   Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
    5.   OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to:
Recruitment Coordinator
Ministry of the Attorney General
720 Bay Street, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M7A2S9


Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 19, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications
will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be

                 The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer.
            We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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