COUNSEL – CIVIL REMEDIES ACT LITIGATOR
Organization: Ministry of the Attorney General
Division: Legal Services Division, Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities
Job Term: 1 Permanent
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: 47977
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, Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities Office, requires an experienced
What can I expect to do in this role?
Duties Will Include: Acting as part of a team on high profile and ground-breaking civil proceedings under
the Civil Remedies Act, 2001 (CRA) and the Prohibiting Profiting from the Recounting Crimes Act, 2002
(“LPA”); acting as lead counsel in respect of litigation under the CRA and LPA; directing and monitoring
junior to intermediate-level counsel in the preparation and carriage of small to moderate-sized files;
representing the Attorney General as plaintiff or applicant in CRA and LPA proceedings at all levels of
court, including superior courts, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada;
working on challenging files with short turnaround times; willingness to travel to various parts of the
Province with knowledge of the CRA, LPA, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,
the Rules of Civil Procedure, rules of evidence, mediation, ADR and both conviction and non-conviction
based forfeiture law; liaising with other Legal Services Division counsel (Crown Law Office- Civil and
Constitutional Law Branch) and the Criminal Law Division, ministries and agencies, and most
particularly, provincial, municipal and federal law enforcement agencies and regulatory authorities, in
respect of the management of litigation; reporting and briefing Ministry of the Attorney General officials,
including the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and Attorney General.
How do I qualify?
Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada
Knowledge & Skills
Extensive experience in public or private civil litigation and advocacy at a very high level, including
extensive experience in trials and applications. Thorough knowledge of the CRA, LPA, civil rules of
evidence, civil procedure, mediation and ADR; strong knowledge of the Criminal Code, the Controlled
Drugs and Substances Act, and related criminal legislation, provincial regulatory statutes, property law,
the law of restitution and equitable remedies, the Personal Property Security Act, Mortgages Act and
similar legislation, and insolvency legislation. Experience in remedies for fraud, equitable and other
tracing claims, etc. and civil/private remedies for public law violations as well as interlocutory relief
(Norwich orders, receivership/injunctions/Anton Pillar motions) would be a significant asset. Experience
in Charter common law evidentiary issues in connection with law enforcement. Experience and ability to
lead a team on complex files, work to strict deadlines in a high volume environment, travel throughout
the province, excellent judgement, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills.
Address: 1 Permanent, 77 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Category: Legal Services
Posted on: Friday, October 26, 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:
Ministry of the Attorney General
720 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto M7A 2S9
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, November 9, 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.