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Posted January 10, 2018-

Call For Expressions of Interest from Qualified Investigators

The Director of Investigations at the University of British Columbia retains qualified external investigators to conduct sexual assault and sexual misconduct investigations under UBC Board of Governor’s Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy No. 131).

The Director of Investigations seeks qualified individuals – in the Vancouver and Kelowna areas – who have experience in investigating, mediating or adjudicating matters related to sexual misconduct including sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

The Director of Investigations invites Expressions of Interest from lawyers, mediators or decision-makers who satisfy the experience or demonstrated ability shown below:

  • Experience investigating allegations of sexual misconduct in an impartial and trauma-informed manner, in accordance with applicable laws and legal principles
  • Awareness and knowledge of the effects of trauma on memory, communication and behaviour
  • Strong reasoning and writing ability within the context of investigative reports which clearly outlines the credibility of the parties and findings of fact
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and meet firm deadlines
  • Possess strong organizational and people skills
  • Proven ability to engage in effective, efficient and respectful collaboration and communication with participants to an investigation
  • Experience in maintaining responsible, thorough, accurate and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations during the life of an investigation
  • Possess some knowledge of FIPPA and are able to uphold and comply with the privacy interests of all parties to an investigation
  • Willingness to travel, when required

In an effort to reflect the diversity of our society and of the legal and alternative dispute resolution profession, while at the same time acting in the public interest, the Director of Investigations welcomes applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
If you are interested, please provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining how your qualifications meet the experience/demonstrated ability requirements.

Please also include three (3) professional references who are able to attest to your ability to perform the work required by the Director of Investigations.

Email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and references to Myrna McCallum, Director of Investigations, at director.of.investigations@ubc.ca. The deadline to submit your Expression of Interest is January 31, 2018.

Posted January 5, 2018-



Located in picturesque Kingston Ontario, Queen’s University is seeking a Director, Faculty Relations, to join our team. Reporting to the Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), the incumbent must have experience developing bargaining strategies, and proven success as a chief negotiator of collective agreements, to be successful in this role.

This position is a great opportunity for a labour lawyer or a human resources (HR) professional with a relevant post-graduate degree, who is looking for work-life balance, but not at the expense of having challenging and interesting work. With the possibility of a fifteen minute commute to an internationally recognized institution like Queen’s University, coupled with the natural beauty of the campus and city, this opportunity is certainly unique.

If this description sounds like you, we welcome your application.


  • Act as key liaison between Queen’s University and the union currently representing three bargaining units: Teaching Assistants/ Teaching Fellows; and Post-Doctoral Fellows; and Research Assistants). In that capacity, maintains effective working relationships with union leaders, contributes to the University’s overall labour relations strategy and ensures that these relationships are aligned with that strategy.
  • Leads collective bargaining, including serving as chief spokesperson, in negotiations with the aforementioned union and assists the Associate Vice-Principal in negotiations with the faculty union. Speaks to issues at the table, conducts research to enable the University to address issues or to support others who will address the issue, and prepares for collective bargaining as a key contributor to the setting of bargaining mandate and strategy for the University.
  • Liaise with union representatives on matters ranging from specific issues and grievances, to committee work and special projects.
  • Provide expert advice in response to queries/issues raised by senior academic administrators, staffing officers, faculty, staff and union representatives and investigate or oversee the investigation of the background to the query/issue. Provide information and/or possible solutions, and build consensus and resolution in a manner consistent with the relevant collective agreement or policy. Work with faculties and senior administration on longer term and/or more significant faculty relations/employment-related issues.
  • Manage the process with respect to grievances filed within the incumbent’s client group; liaise with unions in the processing of the grievance, investigate or oversee the investigation of the circumstances of the grievance, prepare relevant materials and correspondence, negotiate settlements, and provide support and instruction to external legal counsel on matters that proceed to arbitration.
  • Lead Joint Labour Management Committees with PSAC Local 901 and lead or participate in various joint committees with QUFA.
  • Develop and deliver educational programming to academic administrators, staffing officers and other University personnel in regard to the administration of collective agreements, and compliance with workplace policies and applicable laws. Act on the AVP’s behalf in representing Faculty Relations. This may include providing advice and recommendations on special projects or ad hoc activities. As a leader of the Faculty Relations team, may modify operational priorities/projects to respond to unplanned demands that arise.
  • Determines the extent of support required from other members of the Faculty Relations team to ensure projects and workflow are effectively managed with an optimal use of resources, and provides coaching and support to others to ensure completion.
  • Conduct special projects including developing collective agreement interpretations or policies/procedures/protocols; preparing documents, reports, presentations, positions papers etc.;
  • Act as University lead in legal proceedings (human rights matters, grievance arbitrations, etc.) pertaining to academic staff matters within the incumbent’s client group and liaise/direct external counsel as required.
  • Participate on staffing committees, as requested, and make effective recommendations regarding employee selection.
  • Provide work direction, and technical/functional guidance to staff. Assign work, oversee its completion and monitor workflow.
  • Review assignments, assess performance, provide feedback and guidance, and address performance issues as required.

  • University degree in law or relevant post-graduate degree with a focus on labour relations or human resources management.
  • Minimum of eight years of senior labour relations experience, with a proven track record of success, ideally within a large, complex organization.
  • Experience as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining and in developing bargaining strategies
  • Experience in labour relations in the broader public sector, and faculty relations within a university environment in particular, would be an asset.
  • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.


  • Demonstrable knowledge of collective agreement administration, labour relations, grievance practices and procedures, and an in-depth knowledge of labour and employment legislation.
  • Able to effectively interpret and analyze collective agreements, legislation and jurisprudence, and can prepare collective agreement language, grievance responses, etc.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), conflict resolution and negotiation skills, including the ability to listen, articulate and advocate effectively, and problem solve independently and creatively. Must have the capacity to understand, assimilate and reconcile complex situations and divergent perspectives, often in situations in which conflict is present. A track record of effective leadership and participation in difficult conversations is essential.
  • Ability to negotiate, present information, and express ideas with confidence.
  • Excellent organizational, research and administrative skills with the ability to manage multiple demands and execute on competing priorities.
  • Actively seeks and integrates diverse thoughts and perspectives in order to develop more robust plans and solutions.
  • Strong orientation to building relationships and delivering quality service to clients, with the initiative and tenacity to work through complex issues to the point of resolution.
  • Ability to move from high level conceptualization to detailed and thorough implementation with the ability to engage in both independent and consultative decision making so as to move issues forward and build required consensus around a resolution.


  • As chief spokesperson, or when assisting the Associate Vice-Principal in negotiations, determines appropriate strategies, including tactics to be employed at the bargaining table, in order to negotiate collective agreements to mandate.
  • Determines appropriate implementation of University labour relations strategy in the context of relationship with unions
  • Determines appropriate direction, advice and support for clients in order to achieve positive academic labour relations and effective management of collective agreements.
  • In consultation with Faculty Relations team and clients, determines appropriate interpretation and administration of collective agreements, and application of workplace policies and applicable laws and advises clients
  • Makes decisions on the appropriate resolution of issues such as grievances and other disputes. Gives appropriate consideration to the benefit of settlement relative to the potential costs and precedential nature of the settlement.
  • In conjunction with Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), and other senior University administrators, determines University labour relations and collective bargaining strategy and provides recommendations on approach.
  • Determines extent of support required from other members of the Faculty Relations team and directs and oversees the work associated with the delivery of that support.
  • Determines content and structure of draft reports, proposals and agreements.
  • Identifies information, communication and training required for administrators and the employment supervisors of Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Research Assistants and Post-Doctoral Fellows.
  • Identifies requirement, and makes recommendations to the Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), regarding the design and delivery of workshops/seminars for academic administrators, staffing officers and other University personnel in respect of the QUFA and PSAC collective agreements.
  • Evaluates, as may be required, job candidates and makes effective recommendations on suitable hires.
  • Determines priorities and makes decisions about staff utilization and the assignment of work to achieve optimal efficiencies and productivity.
  • Assesses employees’ training needs and makes recommendations for internal or external training to attain proficiency.
  • Monitors and assesses the output and quality of employees’ work, recommends need for formal training or development plans to management and identifies staff performance issues.

    The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.


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    Posted November 23, 2017-

    Join the Senate as a Parliamentary Research Assistant!

    Are you a seasoned researcher with a legal background & experience drafting legislation? Are you motivated by reviewing policies and collaborating with team members to get the best results? Are you driven by policy reform and prepared to conduct research on a variety of areas impacting Canadians? If you are right for this opportunity, consider joining the Senate in Senator Sinclair’s office as a Parliamentary Research Assistant.

    Working closely with the Senator and his team, the Parliamentary Research Assistant is responsible for conducting extensive legislative research, reviewing, analyzing and preparing comprehensive reports. In this role, the successful incumbent will bring legal expertise with the ability to draft legislation & provide recommendations based on research conducted.

    Are you the right person for this role?
    If you have the experience and skills needed for this important role, we want to hear from you.
    We are looking for:

    • Relevant work experience with indigenous institutions/organizations will be considered a strong asset
    • Cultural awareness and understanding and/or connections with indigenous communities will be considered a strong asset
    • University degree in Political Science, Law or related field
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in legislative and/or legal research, policy review and drafting reports
    • Strong research, analytical and communications skills as they relate to policy review and legislative rules and procedures
    • Detail oriented, well organized, and able to coordinate and multi-task to accomplish a variety of tasks and activities meeting conflicting priorities and timelines.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to work independently
    • Theoretical thinker with sound judgement who can gather, analyze and communicate results on research
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office software.

    Apply now.

    Tell us how you can be part of Senator Sinclair’s team by submitting a cover letter and your résumé no later than November 26, 2017

    About the Senate.
    In the Senate Chamber, Canada’s 105 senators take part in formal debate on current affairs. Here, senators’ main job is to examine bills proposed by the Government. Bills in the Senate go through a similar process of debate as in the House of Commons, and a bill must pass the Senate before it can become law. Any senator may take part in the debate on a bill and propose amendments. In addition, senators may propose their own bills and initiate debates in the Chamber. Senators also work in committees, groups of 5 to 15 senators who focus on a specific policy area. These committees closely study bills sent to them by the Senate, calling witnesses to help them understand the legislation and its potential impact. Committees also conduct longer-term studies on topics in their area of interest.

    The Senate is responsible for protecting the rights and interests of Canadians in all regions, especially minority groups or people who do not often get a chance to present their opinions to Parliament.
    The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Posted November 14, 2017-

    Dean, Faculty of Law
    University of Victoria

    The University of Victoria acknowledges and respects the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNE? peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. 
    The University of Victoria (www.uvic.ca) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs. The University’s 26,000 students, faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the UVic Edge – the potent fusion of dynamic learning, and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.

    Since our founding in the mid-1970s, the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria has sought to make a unique contribution to legal education in Canada, striving for innovation in the classroom, creativity and leadership in research, with due attention to the needs of Canada’s most marginalized communities.  Home to some of Canada’s most transformative and dynamic thinkers, the Faculty of Law has created a vibrant learning environment based on a commitment to social justice, humane professionalism and civic responsibility, and critical interdisciplinary policy-oriented research and teaching.  Dedicated to providing students with the skills, knowledge and judgment they will need to embark on diverse careers, UVic Law offers a rich curriculum that includes the only common-law co-operative legal education program in Canada and a diversity of experiential education opportunities.

    Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the new Dean of the Faculty of Law will be a distinguished academic with a passion for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates will possess a demonstrated record of achievement in academic administration, communication, collaborative leadership and a willingness to engage in robust fundraising and alumni relations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide a collegial, innovative and diverse Faculty, and play a key role in the advancement of a unique, trans-systemic degree program in Canadian and Indigenous legal orders.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a leadership role in one of Canada's most innovative universities. 

    The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

    Should you want to learn more please call Maureen Geldart or Danielle Conn of The Geldart Group at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to danielle@thegeldartgroup.com

    Posted October 30, 2017-

    Faculty Positions in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law and in
    Northern Land Use Law, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law


    The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University invites applications for three faculty positions at the tenured or tenure-track level. Candidates will be appointed as Full, Associate or Assistant Professors, depending on qualifications, teaching, and research experience. These appointments will commence in the summer of 2018 and offer excellent opportunities to join Ontario’s newest law school and contribute to its unique focus on the legal issues of Northern Ontario.

    Located in Thunder Bay, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law graduated its first class in 2016. Its Integrated Practice Curriculum has made the Faculty the first Canadian law school to provide real world legal skills as part of the J.D. program, allowing graduates to be called to the bar in Ontario without needing to article. Three mandates are embraced within the Faculty’s curriculum: Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and Sole/Small Town Practice with the Integrated Practice Curriculum. Committed to making a difference, providing access to justice, and leading the way for northern communities, the Faculty is home to an innovative curriculum, distinguished learner-centered legal professionals, and the opportunity to serve its community through Lakehead University Community Legal Services.

    Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has almost 10,000 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff. Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels through its ten faculties and has annual expenditures of $178.5 million, with an estimated annual economic impact on Ontario’s GDP of $1.3 billion from its Thunder Bay campus and $122.7 million from its Orillia campus. Located at the head of Lake Superior, Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus is one of the most beautiful in Canada, with many of its programscomplemented by fieldwork and a focus on northern socio-economic issues. Further information is available at www.lakeheadu.ca.

    Successful candidates for these three positions will possess strong academic qualifications in law, and research and teaching experience that is relevant to the Faculty’s three mandates as well as a law degree. Two of the positions will focus on Indigenous legal traditions and Aboriginal legal issues and law, with preference given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in these areas. Applications from candidates who employ Indigenous pedagogy in their teaching and have experience engaging with the language, worldview, traditions, and protocols of an Indigenous people are preferred. The third position will focus on both business and land use law and provides the successful candidate the opportunity to further develop the Faculty’s mandate in the areas of natural resources, environmental, and mining law in the north. Aboriginal or Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply for all three positions.

    Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

    The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of interest that includes a teaching and research statement, a curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), and may be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University’s executive search consultants:

    Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. LakeheadLaw@lavernesmith.com

    Posted October 24, 2017-

    Gladue Project Research Officer

    Department: Native Law Centre

    FTE: 1.0

    Status: 12 month term

    Requisition: req1257

    Open Date: 10/11/2017 

    Closing Date: 

    Salary Information: The salary range is CAD $60,000.00 - 75,000.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

    Description: There is 1 opening(s) for this posting. Located in Saskatoon.

    Primary Purpose: To provide research assistance and project delivery to the Native Law Centre Research Department in the area of Indigenous and Criminal Law.

    Nature of Work: The Department is currently seeking a full-time Research Officer for a 1-year term. The Research Officer will work under the direction of the Native Law Centre’s Academic Director and will be responsible for administering the Gladue Awareness Project (“Project”). The Project is a knowledge sharing program designed to reach people working in Saskatchewan’s justice system. The Research Officer must have sound knowledge of the relevant case law, the history of GladueGladue factors, and experience writing Gladue reports. The Project aims to raise awareness of Gladue sentencing principles and the Research Officer will seek seminar attendance from judges, defense lawyers, crown prosecutors, probation officers, etc., throughout Saskatchewan. The Research Officer will be required to actively coordinate seminars, create and administer brochures/posters, and collect and analyze the Project’s data (qualitative, quantitative, survey, etc.). The Project will take place over a 12-month period and will involve seminars, dialogue concerning Gladue resources specific to Saskatchewan, and the wide dissemination of this information through various communication channels. The Research Officer must be willing to travel and will have proven experience in public speaking.

    The Research Officer will work independently and collaboratively in a variety of environments to ensure successful delivery of the Project. Attention to detail, excellent public speaking skills, diligence, focus on quality, relatedness, collaborative mind set, and drive are necessary to ensure success in the position.


    Research Development

    • Data preparation (brochures, seminar outlines, PowerPoint, etc.) and application of legal expertise and knowledge of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system
    • Analysis and report preparation of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods data
    • Develops research presentations and posters for seminar attendees
    • Assist with data collection, as needed
    • Filling in knowledge gaps and taking advantage of research opportunities by seeking out literature, knowledge experts, etc. to support ongoing research and assisting with further developing the Gladue Awareness Project.
    • Support database research by seeking out databases and data depositories & collaborate with provincial and national organizations to work on securing required data, data clean up, analysis, and reporting.
    • Assume primary responsibility for extracting and analyzing data gathered from Project seminars.

    Research Coordination

    • Coordinate and manage the Gladue Awareness Project, including term/final reports
    • Coordinate Project-related activities and events, including, but not limited to research meetings, poster presentations, etc.
    • With the direction from the Academic Director, work on implementing strategic initiatives to foster a collaborative research community in the department

    Communication, Organization, and Project and Time Management

    • Work collaboratively with other departments and units across campus and in the community by establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues
    • Provide necessary work outputs in a timely manner as requested and required
    • Actively follow up on the Project’s reporting guidelines, ensuring timely flow of the research cycle
    • Effectively establish work scope, timelines, work plans, and accountabilities for self to ensure quality and clarity of scope for projects
    • Work with the Native Law Centre to ensure the success of the Project
    • Set priorities, deliver outcomes in a timely manner and set/manage feasible expectations with collaborators


    Education: A minimum LL.B. or J.D. degree is required (or equivalent experience in the justice field), with extensive understanding of Gladue reports and Gladue sentencing principles. Experience writing Gladue reports/Gladue sentencing submissions would be considered an asset. If the candidate is or has been a member of any Law Society, the candidate must be a member in good standing.

    Experience: Two to five years of experience working in a research environment; prior experience in legal research, research processes (including question development, design, data collection, analysis and knowledge dissemination), project development and project administration.

    Skills: Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal, written) skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with academic and administrative staff, demonstrated sound judgment and confident decision making; effective planning and organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects; well-developed analytical skills; ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy; proven proficient computer application skills including work processing, spreadsheets and databases; and the ability to use web-based communication software. 

    Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Larry Chartrand at larry.chartrand@usask.ca or (306)966-6189.  

    This position is made possible through a research grant provided by the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Access to Justice Fund.  


    Posted June 20, 2017-

    Legal Aid Ontario

    Legal Aid Ontario employees are committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients. As an integral partner in the Justice system, working at Legal Aid Ontario is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to help people who need it the most; to ensure each client receives the access to justice afforded to them under the law. If you are looking for a new challenge in your already meaningful career with a team dedicated to justice, and innovation in a flexible and supportive work environment consider this opportunity below.

    Criminal Staff Lawyer
    Assignment:  Permanent full-time
    Location(s): Manitoulin Island & Sudbury
    Reports to: Manager, Duty Counsel Services (Criminal)
    Current Status of the Job: Vacant

    Primary Function:
    This position will be situated at the Manitoulin Legal Clinic outside Little Current with regular travel to Courts located on Manitoulin Island and in Espanola and occasional travel to Sudbury. The incumbent will be responsible for staffing criminal bail, plea, youth and adult remand courts in the Ontario Court of Justice. S/he will also be providing summary legal advice, negotiating diversions preparing and assisting with consent and contested bail hearings and variations, preparing and assisting guilty pleas and sentencings and some trials. S/he will also be providing assistance with legal aid applications.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Assisting unrepresented adult and youth clients who have been charged with criminal or quasi-criminal matters
    • Ability to assist with bail hearings and bail variations
    • Preparing  and assisting with pleas
    • Providing clients with summary criminal and quasi-criminal legal advice
    • Preparing and arguing sentencing and sentence review hearings
    • Providing representation in specialty courts
    • Disclosure review
    • Interviewing clients, sureties and witnesses
    • Negotiating with the Crown
    • Participating in Crown and Judicial Pre-trials
    • File management  and statistics input

    Required Skills & Experiences:

    • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Demonstrated Criminal Law experience
    • Ability to work with others in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work independently
    • Sound judgment and problem solving skills

    Preferred Skills & Experiences:

    • A commitment to social justice or public interest work
    • A sound knowledge of Legal Aid Ontario’s operations and mandate
    • Demonstrated interest in Aboriginal legal issues
    • Training or advocacy experience in relation to mental health issues
    • Access to a vehicle is required as this position requires travel within the region 
    • Ability to communicate in French is an asset.

    Salary: Commensurate with legal experience

    Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified. Please submit your application online via Njoyn on www.legalaid.on.ca

    This position is collectively represented by the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP) and the successful incumbent will be governed by the provisions of a collective agreement and subject to union dues once negotiated.

    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set up their Candidate Profile if applying on Njoyn. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

    Legal Aid Ontario values integrity, respect, responsiveness, excellence, independence, accountability, openness and consistency. Our recruitment process reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Accommodation is available under the
    Ontario Human Rights Code.

    Posted June 13, 2017-

    Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario: Ontario Parole Board - Members (full-time & part-time)

    The Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) has a challenging and interesting opportunity for those interested in an adjudicative appointment. SLASTO’s mandate is to resolve and decide matters arising from over 30 statutes relating to public protection and safety – including compensation claims and licensing, policing, parole, fire safety, and animal care orders.

    SLASTO is seeking Members, full-time and part-time, for the Ontario Parole Board (OPB). The Ontario Parole Board (OPB) is one of five constituent tribunals of SLASTO, with the specific mandate to consider applications for supervised conditional release of adult offenders sentenced to Ontario provincial correctional institutions.

    Those who have demonstrated experience in working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities are encouraged to apply. Bilingualism is an asset.

    Appointment for a position is by Order-in-Council for a two or three year term, subject to renewal for a maximum of 10 years. Application deadline: June 30, 2017.

    For more information and to apply for these positions, please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat website at: https://www.pas.gov.on.ca/scripts/en/advertPositions.asp


    Posted May 17, 2017-

    Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

    Category: Limited Term Faculty Positions

    Application Deadline:Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:59pm

    The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay campus, invites applications for up to two (2) Limited Term Faculty positions each for a term of 10 months to three years, dependent on qualifications and experience. The appointment(s) will commence August 1, 2017 at an academic rank commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. 

    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 and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including 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. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

    The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has a tripartite mandate, which includes a focus on Aboriginal and Indigenous law, natural resources and environmental law, and sole/small firm practice. The Faculty’s Integrated Practice Curriculum incorporates the requirements of articling into the Faculty’s three-year program. The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum; as a result, successful graduates may be called to the bar in Ontario without completing a separate period of articles. Our faculty have experience practicing law, and many of our courses include skills-based exercises. 

    The successful candidate(s) will teach up to three full-course equivalents per year in areas covered in the JD Program including, but not limited to Aboriginal-Canadian Legal Issues, Indigenous Legal Traditions, Contracts I & II, Property Law, Business Organizations, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law, and Trusts, as well as in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be required to participate in the service and administrative work of the Faculty and University, as required.

    If you have questions about the positions, please contact Dean EagleWoman, at lawfaculty@lakeheadu.ca.

    The preferred candidate(s) will have a law degree, with preference given to those who also have a graduate degree in law.

    Complete applications will consist of a cover letter that includes a teaching statement and outlines any previous related teaching, service, professional, and/or research experience, up to two samples of published research, a curriculum vitae, law transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three referees. Complete applications should be sent to:

    Angelique EagleWoman, Dean, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

    Lakehead University,

    955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

    e-mail: lawfaculty@lakeheadu.ca 

    Review of the applications will begin May 24, 2017 and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

    A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website - click here.

    Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334, human.resources@lakeheadu.ca

    This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

    -Posted March 2, 2017-


    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


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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: 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

    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


    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).


    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


    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 (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.


    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-


    -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. 


    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-



    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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