Counsel, Compensation Fund reviews and analyzes claims for compensation resulting from Licensee dishonesty and, where appropriate, makes recommendations for grants in accordance with the Law Society Act and Guidelines established by Convocation. Counsel will also facilitate and support processes for addressing disputed claims issues and will provide other support to the Law Society and to the Compensation Fund Committee, as required.
- An LLB coupled with licensee status in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario entitled to practice law in the Province of Ontario*.
- Minimum of 7 years’ of prior experience in one or more pertinent areas of law, such as administrative law, litigation, estates, real estate, or a combination of thereof.
- Able to work independently and with a minimum of supervision to ensure that grant recommendations comply with applicable legislation, by-laws and guidelines.
- Able to provide assistance to other regulatory departments, as needed.
- May be required to travel within Ontario to attend meetings, training events and fact-finding proceedings.
- Thorough understanding of the Law Society’s mandate, services, legislation and policies, particularly with respect to the role of the Law Society in protecting the public.
- Knowledge of the Compensation Fund Guidelines, precedents, and procedural requirements.
- Knowledge of real estate transactions, mortgages and related legal accounting procedures.
- Knowledge and application of a variety of negotiation and dispute resolution techniques.
- Litigation skills for facilitating inquiries.
- Knowledge of current trends and developments in the legal profession and their practical applications.
- Ability to clearly identify relevant issues and conduct thorough, efficient and focused investigation of claims.
- Ability to analyze a large volume of complex claims and apply sound judgment in determining whether a claim meets the eligibility requirements for a grant and to assess the proper quantum of an award.
- Superior written communications skills, including ability to prepare comprehensive, clear, concise, organized and timely claims-related correspondence and recommendation memoranda.
- Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing, the AS400 and Case Management software (IRIS).
- Broad understanding of the application of technology in a legal environment.
- Ability to reason through complex spoken and written information including the analysis of Licensee books and records.
- Expressive, clear, concise and persuasive in both spoken and written language for individual and / or group situations including facilitating resolution, disposition of claims and managing expectations of claimants.
*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.