The Practice Lead is a prosecutor, legal authority and mentor who will lead and supervise a group of Discipline Counsel, Associate Discipline Counsel and Discipline Paralegals, and carry own file load in the area of legal specialization of factually complex files involving breaches of the rules of conduct and regulatory requirements. These duties will include maintaining expertise in assigned issues as they emerge, developing templates and other resources to support the department in dealing with these issues, evaluating and recommending improvements in work product or processes, and providing advice to discipline counsel and paralegals with carriage of files involving these issues. Examples of issues that may be assigned to the Practice Lead are: real estate and mortgage fraud; interlocutory suspensions; abuse motions; licensing of paralegals and lawyers; summary hearings; capacity hearings; and appeals and stays pending appeal. The Practice Lead’s duties include full accountability for leadership, advice, guidance and substantive supervision to a team of Discipline Counsel, Associate Discipline Counsel, and Discipline Paralegals reporting to the position.
*By submitting your application for employment, you agree to a clearance check of your regulatory history with the Law Society, and to the use of this information in assessing suitability for employment at the Law Society.
Client / Customer Service Planning
Client / Customer Service Delivery
Performance Goals, Targets and Standards
The requirement to maintain a high standard of commitment, ethics, respect, care in service delivery to clients (internal and/or external).
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The requirement to structure and deliver effective verbal and written communication with clients, staff, licensees, the public, and others in a non-threatening and constructive way.
The requirement to share responsibility for the achievement of team goals and the associated behaviours required for individuals to contribute effectively in a team environment.
The requirement to demonstrate an attitude that consistently strives to improve a standard of excellence for one’s self and for the benefit of the organization, its licensees and stakeholders.
Problem Solving and Judgement
The requirement to identify and analyze problems, determine root causes, evaluate alternative solutions and take and/or recommend appropriate solutions.
Technical Competence / Professional Knowledge
The requirement to apply knowledge and skills to carry out the work and/or provide advice. This also includes the quality of advice given, as well as the requirement to make decisions in the best interests of the organization as a whole.
The requirement to work towards, embrace and lead change in the workplace.
The requirement to behave with integrity, credibility and honesty when dealing with others, as well as the requirement to mentor and develop employee capabilities.