The Counsel, Licensing & Accreditation is responsible for developing standards and content to support the Law Society’s licensing and program accreditation processes. Counsel works closely with the Team Manager, Entry-Level Competence, team members, other employees, and practitioners to create and update modules and assessment tools to assess the entry-level competence of lawyers and paralegals. In addition, Counsel contributes expertise in matters related to program design and delivery and the Certified Specialist Program. As well, Counsel participates in research and development activities related to new initiatives and projects. Counsel also provides support to paralegal education accreditation activities and facilitates instruction on training and education programs, as required.
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Client / Customer Service Planning
Client / Customer Service Delivery
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.