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-Posted March 2, 2017-

LEGAL COUNSEL

POSITION NUMBER: 00021928
POSITION STATUS: Continuous, Full-Time
DIVISION: Institutional, Legal and Human Resources
DEPARTMENT: Legal Services
SALARY RANGE: 12 - $87, 709 to $114, 346
UNION CATEGORY: Excluded
LOCATION: Montreal

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Negotiates and manages scale agreements with various artists’ associations, and acts as a spokesperson for the NFB vis-à-vis artists' associations; advises internal NFB clients on legal and business matters relating to the NFB's various activities and responsibilities, within the framework of negotiations, drafting contracts and other documents, and analyzing the legal and financial risks of the organization's projects; drafts various contractual agreements in the NFB's areas of activity; represents the NFB's interests in legal proceedings and the dispute resolution process; follows up with outside counsel; helps to oversee the legal and business aspects of the NFB's activities by developing standard contracts and offering professional development relating to legal knowledge in the NFB's areas of activity. Assists in interpreting and applying legislation applicable to the NFB and Treasury Board Secretariat policies and guidelines, as well as in developing internal policies having legal aspects; advises internal clients on complying with related legislation and files the reports required by law.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitors developments in contract-related law and practices in the entertainment industry that may affect the NFB and its activities, especially developments in media and intellectual property law, and advises other team members of any new developments.
  • Advises on the development of internal policies and guidelines in the NFB's areas of responsibility.
  • Together with the managers involved, develops internal practices in accordance with legal requirements and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat policies.
  • Sits on internal working committees when the incumbent's expertise is required.
  • Supervises, sets priorities for and coordinates the work of the individual under the incumbent's supervision (full or technical supervision), where applicable.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in law and member of the Barreau du Québec or of the bar of another province. At least 10 years of experience in entertainment law, intellectual property and other related areas of law, including 5 years in labour relations with artists’ associations in the audiovisual and motion picture industry; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Knowledge of new technologies and new media law as well as knowledge of the processes involved in rights negotiation, release and management in the audiovisual and motion picture industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of entertainment law, mainly of its practical aspects and its developments in the industry.

    Ability to simplify often complex legal principles and set them out in a practical, useful way for NFB production and distribution purposes.

    Ability to summarize issues and suggested solutions.

    Have analytical and practical skills, highlighting primary and secondary risks.
  • Ability to persuade while playing the role of advisor: foster awareness among the artists and various stakeholders involved in a production of the importance of complying with legal principles and respecting the property of others.
  • Versatility in relation to the various types of mandates entrusted to legal services. Proficiency in both official languages.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Personal qualities: intellectual curiosity, excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, initiative, sound judgment, matter-offactness, independence, ability to manage highly complex files, ability to work under pressure with a large volume of diverse mandates.

Interested candidates with the above qualifications are invited to apply in writing, including a copy of their résumé to rh-hr@nfb.ca, BY MARCH 24, 2017, citing competition number: SN-00021928.

 


-Posted January 19, 2017-

Associate Lawyer – Aboriginal Rights Law - Yellowknife

Are you passionate about Indigenous and northern legal issues? 

Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP (OKT) is seeking an Associate lawyer with 1-5 years of experience to join our Yellowknife office serving the legal needs of northern Indigenous communities. 

We are a law firm dedicated to advancing justice for Indigenous peoples. Our firm of 27 lawyers serves Aboriginal governments, organizations and individuals in a variety of practice areas, including Aboriginal and treaty rights litigation and negotiation, corporate law for Aboriginal businesses, labour and employment law, land use and environmental planning, cultural protection, representation at inquests and various tribunals, as well as other areas.

If you have a demonstrated interest in the areas of Aboriginal and northern law and issues, we encourage you to submit your application. Applications, including cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample may be sent to:

Lorraine Land
Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
250 University Avenue, 8th Floor Toronto, ON  M5H 3E5

4912 49th Street, Suite 201, Yellowknife NT X1A YP3
lland@oktlaw.com

E-mail applications are preferred and receipt of e-mails will be acknowledged by return e-mail.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process are available on request. Please contact Lorraine Land if you have an accommodation request.

Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.


-Posted January 19, 2017-

 

Job Description: Legislative Policy Advisor
Recent Law Graduates Welcome

Reports to: Senior Policy Advisor – Justice and Human Rights
Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000
Term: To March 31, 2017 with a possibility of extension
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Ottawa

Summary

The Legislative Policy Advisor is involved in all aspects of the legal/policy input required from the Native Women’s Association of Canada by the Parliament of Canada. As the legislative policy advisor between NWAC and Parliament, the legislative policy
advisor is responsible for reviewing and providing comments on various pieces of legislation on behalf of NWAC. This position will support the mandate of the Organization by making sure that a gender and indigenous perspective is taken into
account in legislation and policy-making. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women and girls in Canada and around the world!

General duties

The NWAC Legislative Policy Advisor will:

  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with key players in Parliament on behalf of NWAC regarding Bills both in the House of Commons and Senate;
  • Actively maintain a strategic legislation review work plan incorporating
    relevant priorities as identified by NWAC Board, and operational needs;
  • Undertake legal research in support of legislative-reform;
  • Prepare environment scans of Parliament as well as International bodies and
    provide briefs, comments and submissions on legislative issues;
  • Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental
    organizations as necessary;
  • Work with other NAO's and NGO’s to address potential issues within proposed
    Bills impacting indigenous women and girls;
  • Write reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other documents;
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Academic Background

  • Graduated in civil (LL.L) or Common law (J.D) or a Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada/Quebec Bar Association.

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and
    academic styles;
  • Good critical analytical and thinking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under
    pressure;
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with diverse
    stakeholders.

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Some work or volunteer experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups
    and government or government agencies.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Canadian parliamentary system;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Knowledge of the principles, values and mandate of the Native Women’ Association of Canada;
  • Some knowledge of key issues impacting indigenous women and girls in Canada.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit resume and covering letter to:

Lynne Groulx,
Executive Director
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
lgroulx@nwac.ca
(Email submissions preferred).


Preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates.
Only thoseselected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference
.


-Posted January 16, 2017-

Law articling position

The Quebec Regional Offices of the PPSC offer unique articling positions only to law students preparing for admission to the Quebec Bar. Articling students are subject to the regulations and benefits governing term employees of the Government of Canada.

Organization Name: Office of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)
Locations: Quebec Regional Office: in Montreal and/or Quebec (2 positions – according to operational needs)
Classification: LP-00 (articling student)
Salary: $36,172 to $78,970
Closing Date: February 6, 2017 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Vacancies:

Articling positions at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada,
Quebec Regional Office, for 2019 :

  • 2 positions

How to apply?     
There are two steps in the application process:

  • You must apply online through the Public Service Resourcing System, at www.canada.ca/emplois-gouvernement, at the latest on February 6, 2017, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). Select the Quebec region, then search the articling student poster :
  • The position title is “Articling student - PPSC, Quebec Regional Office”, and the selection process number is 2017-PPD-QC-EA-105808A.
  • You must send also your last official transcript available, of your grades achieved in law studies by email at: stephanie.brais@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca, at the latest on February 6, 2017, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Please note that applications received at this email address that are NOT registered in the Public Service Resourcing System (www.canada.ca/emplois-gouvernement) will be rejected.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
When you apply online, you have to provide us with your Resume and a presentation letter. Please note that you will not be able to join these documents to your application. You will need instead to "copy-paste" the text of your documents in the fields provided for this purpose.
There will be no acknowledgement of receipt. Only candidates who will be screened in will be contacted.
Website: For further information on the PPSC, please visit: www.ppsc-sppc.gc.ca

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad  (Useful Information).

Citizenship

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit  (Useful Information).
Qualifications
The following qualifications will be used to evaluate the candidates.
Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment - Quebec Region

2019 - Articling Student LP-00 Articling

Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Quebec Regional Office
Type of Advertisement: Determinate
Number of Positions: 2 positions – according to operational needs

Essential Qualifications

Education

Bachelor in Law, obtained at the latest on December 31st, 2018. When applying, the candidate must provide proof that they have obtained a minimum of 36 credits that are accepted in their law degree program. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service.

If you are not registered with a Canadian faculty of civil law, you will be asked to explain what is your plan to be eligible to the internship (articling) of the Barreau du Québec in 2019.

Experience

Experience (paid and/or volunteer), training and/or education.
* Please note that the screening of candidates for an interview will be based on this criterion. It is your responsibility to clearly demonstrate your experience, training and education in your application.

Knowledge

General knowledge of the law.

Abilities/skills and Personal Suitability

  • Skills and knowledge in criminal law
  • Professionalism (such as professional conduct, professional fortitude, service orientation and self assessment)
  • Judgement (such as decision making, critical thinking, and adaptability)
  • File management
  • Communicating effectively (such as verbally, in writing and by listening attentively)
  • Interpersonal Relationships (such as building relationships and emotion management)
  • Leadership (such as coaching and mentoring, influencing others and teamwork)

Official Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC
  • Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Operational Requirements

Possession of a valid driver's licence. Note: the licence class must, at a minimum, authorize the driver to drive a car, van or small truck, on all roads and highways without an accompanying driver.

Requirement to travel which may include assignments on short notice and for extended periods.

Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours which may include working evenings, nights and weekends based on operational needs.

Organizational needs

The organization is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Conditions of Employment

  • Secret security clearance
  • The candidate must be admissible to article in accordance with the École du Barreau du Québec at the latest on December 31st, 2018, during the articling appointment.
  • All conditions of employment must be met and maintained by applicants throughout their tenure in the position.

Additional Requirements / Comments

Candidates selected after the interview will be evaluated in their second language (French or English). The tests will include two written exams and one oral exam.
 
Important Messages

Note that a TOP-DOWN SELECTION may be used to qualify candidates to the next step; which means that only candidates who achieve the pass mark and are among top ranking scores will be given further consideration in this selection process.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


-Posted December 29, 2016-

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE



-Posted December 15, 2016-

Director, Academic Relations

Lakehead University is conducting an extensive search for a Director, Academic Relations and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking enabled by a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels through its ten faculties: Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. Located at the head of Lake Superior, Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus is situated in the beautiful natural environment of Northwestern Ontario, with many of its programs complemented by fieldwork and a focus on northern socio-economic issues. The University has annual expenditures of $171 million and its annual economic impact on the cities of Thunder Bay and Orillia is $319 million and $41 million respectively. Further information regarding Lakehead University is available at www.lakeheadu.ca.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Director, Academic Relations is a key member of the senior leadership team, responsible for human and labour relations processes and procedures affecting faculty, librarians and other academic support staff at Lakehead. Academic Relations promotes best practices in academic leadership, provides information and interpretation on the application of the collective agreements, labour legislation, and policies, and creates opportunities for professional training and development. The Director, Academic Relations supports the successful implementation of the University’s Strategic and Academic Plans as it relates to faculty and academic relations.

Candidates for this senior-level academic or non-academic administrative position will be accomplished leaders with demonstrated experience in faculty or labour relations within a university or the broader public sector. The successful candidate will have a doctoral, graduate or law degree, advanced knowledge on the administration of collective agreements and policy interpretation, and a familiarity with academic organizational culture, administration and collegial governance. Knowledge of and experience with policy development and implementation, academic labour contract administration and grievance handling is important, as are advanced facilitation and mediation skills. In addition to faculty members or administrators with parallel experience, strong candidates who demonstrate an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered. 

The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applications, including a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), should be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University’s executive search consultants:

LaverneSmith& Associates Inc. 

LakeheadDAR@lavernesmith.com

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities


 

-Posted December 8, 2016-

 

ASSOCIATE LAWYER – ABORIGINAL RIGHTS LAW

We are currently seeking an Associate lawyer with 1-5 years of experience, with an interest in and preferably experience in litigation, to join our practice in our Toronto office.

If you have a demonstrated interest in the area of Aboriginal law, which covers a wide range of practice areas, we encourage you to submit your application. We are a law firm dedicated to advancing justice for Indigenous peoples. Our firm of 27 lawyers serves Aboriginal governments, organizations and individuals in a variety of practice areas, including Aboriginal and treaty rights litigation and negotiation, corporate law for Aboriginal businesses (including acquisitions, financing, corporate governance, and renewable energy), labour and employment law, environmental and cultural protection, representation at inquests and various tribunals, as well as other areas.

More information about our firm and our practice areas can be found at http://www.oktlaw.com

Applications, including cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample may be sent to:

Lorraine Land,

Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
250 University Avenue, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3E5 lland@oktlaw.com

E-mail applications are preferred and receipt of e-mails will be acknowledged by return e-mail.

Deadline for applications is January 6, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. EST


-Posted October 28, 2016-

Manager, Indigenous Services

About the Organization Since 1979, The Legal Services Society (LSS) has been the provider of legal aid in British Columbia. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC's most vulnerable and marginalized citizens: those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk. That being said, many of our services are available to all British Columbians and our scope of work ranges from family law, child protection, immigration, and criminal law.

About the Opportunity

The LSS currently has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Indigenous Services to join their team in Vancouver, BC.

Reporting to the Director, Public Legal Information and Applications, this pivotal role is responsible for programs and services designed for Indigenous (Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) persons and communities in British Columbia.

Pursuant to special program approval granted by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, this role is only open to persons of Indigenous ancestry. The successful candidate must be a practicing lawyer in BC with a minimum of 6 years of experience working within the Indigenous community. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

You will also possess:

  • Knowledge and experience with family and child protection issues (asset)
  • Knowledge of financial and resource management methodologies
  • Project management skills and knowledge of project management methods, procedures, and principles
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, facilitation, and negotiation skills
  • A strong understanding of Indigenous issues and cultures, as well as Indigenous community groups and agencies
  • Knowledge of administrative principles, practices, techniques, policies, and legislative development relevant to Indigenous programs, services, and activities
  • An awareness of government laws and policies impacting Indigenous peoples
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • The ability to assess needs of Indigenous communities and stakeholders and develop/implement new or modified services and programs with available resources

You will be successful in this role if you have the ability to communicate with and relate to internal and external stakeholders, and also build relationships with Indigenous leaders and community organizations with sensitivity to cultural and Tribal/Nation differences.

About the Salary & Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your legal experience to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous people in BC. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $97,469-$130,725 based on your skills and experience and a comprehensive benefits package. For full details and to apply, please visit http://jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/83961.

 

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