Law Clerk for provincial government regulatory client, downtown Toronto.
Marberg Job Number: 2086.
Job Type: Temporary.
Initial Term: ASAP for approximately 8-9 months, covering a leave of absence.
Compensation: From $34.04 per hour to $36.81 per hour, according to experience.
Regular Work Hours: FULL TIME WORK HOURS – 7.0 work hours per day, not including unpaid 1 hour lunch break, to be worked during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (35 work hours per week).
Work Location: Hybrid – combination of remote and onsite work at Client’s downtown Toronto office, on PATH and near TTC station.
Support investigators and litigation counsel in conducting investigations and preparation and presentation of matters before hearings of the Commission, Provincial Offences Court trials and appeals, and applications for the judicial review.
- Research and retrieve civil/criminal files; analyze evidence and documents, identifying key information for purposes of preparing summary reports for review.
- Provide support in the preparation of search warrants, information to obtain, production orders, affidavits, orders and directions, maintaining files, and tracking summonses and responses.
- Organize, prepare and oversee disclosure to be provided to accused parties and for use in evidence.
- Support litigation counsel to facilitate motions, hearings, trials, sentencing, appeals and post hearings/trials; Serve, receive, and organize relevant documents, files and materials.
- Support review of transcripts/witness summaries, identifying discrepancies, updating charts, providing schedules and preparing binders.
- Attend hearings/trials, handling exhibit documents/materials, running hearing database, and maintaining proceedings logs. Testify during course of hearings.
- Manage file closing activities, ensuring files are indexed and organized for storage.
- Provide guidance to litigation assistant, delegating work as required, monitoring results and ensuring timelines and caseloads are effectively managed.
- Additional law clerk responsibilities as required.
Education: Law Clerk diploma required.
Professional Credentials: Member in good standing with Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) or would qualify for ordinary membership. Recognized as Commissioner of Oaths.
Preferred Work Experience: At least 5+ years of experience under lawyer’s direction in a law office, government agency or other related entity.
Preferred Sector Experience: Public Sector experience an asset.
Technical and Language Skills Requirements:
- Strong MSOffice software skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook (will be tested).
- Knowledge of standard eDiscovery software.
- Proficient English communication skills, both written and verbal, including strong business writing skills and polished, professional telephone manners.
Task -Based Qualifications and Additional Attributes:
- General knowledge of corporate securities, the Ontario Securities Act, the Commodity Futures Act, the Criminal Code and related legislation.
- General knowledge of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Provincial Offences Act, Business Corporation Act, Bankruptcy Act, Canada and Ontario Evidence Act, Statutory Powers and Procedures Act.
- Highly developed research and analytical skills to perform legal research and to interpret and apply legislation.
- Demonstrated record of professional conduct and character. Responsible, reliable and works to deadlines.
- Focused and able to work effectively with minimal direction and supervision, to prioritize tasks effectively, and to manage volume targets and due dates.
- Pleasant and courteous: demonstrated commitment to client service and professional representation of the organization.
- Proven ability to professionally handle confidential information and exercise good judgement in the interpretation and application of instructions and organization policy.
- Superior attention to detail, and organized, methodical approach to completion of tasks.
- Demonstrated ability to work well independently, collaboratively, and liaise effectively with a wide and diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated successful experience of prioritizing work, making decisions and communicating with others within a values framework of respect, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusivity.
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, providing satisfactory documentation upon request.
- Ability to work both remotely and onsite as required, abiding by organization health and safety policies.
- Ability to provide 3 reasonably recent, qualified employment references upon request.
- Ability to declare personal Non-Conflict of Interest in execution of assignment responsibilities prior to assignment start.
- Ability to complete a satisfactory Provincial Government security check, including a Fingerprint Check, prior to assignment start. Please note that Marberg will reimburse for the cost of the Fingerprint Check upon confirmation of assignment start and submission of approved Expense Receipts.
- Provision of certification of AODA and OHSA online training course completion prior to assignment start.
- Additional satisfactory Background Checks, Technical Skills Evaluations, and Employment References as required.
We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note that Marberg Staffing updates job posts regularly, and external job boards may not reflect these changes in a timely fashion. Please refer to https://marberg.com/career-portal for the most current information including salary range.
Marberg is committed to supporting workplace diversity and inclusivity, to reflect the demographic profile of all Ontarians. Applications are encouraged from equity seeking groups including people of colour, Indigenous people, individuals with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ2S community.
Job ID: 2086
Location: Canada Ontario Toronto
Category: Government, Legal
Number Of Positions 1
Pay Rate 34.04
Date Updated 05/10/2023