Law Society of Ontario

Chief Executive Officer

Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
Job ID
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Job Type
Full Time


Since its founding in 1797, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has worked to ensure the public is well served by legal professionals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. Today the Law Society is the governing body for more than 50,000 lawyers and 8,000 paralegals in the province of Ontario.


The mandate of the Law Society is to govern the legal professions in the public interest by upholding the independence, integrity and honour of the legal professions for the purpose of advancing the cause of justice and the rule of law.


With the recent departure of its CEO, the Law Society is actively recruiting its next Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization’s approximately 600 staff. As CEO, you will assume leadership, operational responsibilities and accountabilities for one of the most prestigious, high profile, well respected independently governed professional organizations in North America.


The ideal candidate will bring a successful background with significant operational experience coupled with considerable knowledge of the legal professions, including of relevant issues and challenges. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of managing    and motivating lawyers and/or staff to achieve organizational objectives. With a keen awareness of the issues affecting the legal professions, and superb conceptual, communications and relationship building skills, the successful candidate will be someone  who enjoys working with a board (the Benchers) and staff in a collaborative team setting.


To explore this opportunity further, please contact us for additional information or submit your resume and information to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail. 


Organizational Understanding


Understands the business and relationships with key stakeholders in a professional regulatory environment


Team Orientation


Shares responsibility for the achievement of results, modeling organizational values and coaching others in demonstrating these values


Results Orientation


Strives to continuously move the organization forward without sacrificing service values

Strategic Thinking


Thinks through issues with consideration of broader organization priorities and longer-term outcomes


Authentic & Ethical Leadership


Aligns actions and decisions with the mandate and values of the Law Society


Building Positive Relationships


Builds effective relationships, networks of contacts and partnerships to advance the work of the Law Society




Develops effective, highly motivated individuals and teams to achieve common goals


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