Law Society of Ontario

  • Senior Digital Forensics Examiner, Technology & Evidence Control, Professional Regulation - 1 year contract

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
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    1-year contract



    The Senior Digital Forensic examiner is responsible for conducting digital forensic preservations, investigations and data recovery.  This involves a full range of duties related to evidence gathering and handling.  This involves working with all areas of the Professional Regulation Division to aid in the investigation and prosecution of regulatory matters, in order to support the Law Society’s mandate to protect the public and maintain public confidence in the legal profession in Ontario.  The Senior Digital Forensic Examiner must be very detail-oriented, and must be able to interact with other staff, in person or by phone. Critical thinking, problem solving, precise organization and the ability to endure multiple tasks is vital.




    • A four-year university diploma in Information Technology Science or a related discipline, or equivalent.
    • The following certificates are preferred:
      • CCE- Certified Computer Examiner
      • EnCE - EnCase Certified Examiner
      • ACE - AccessData Certified Examiner
      • RCA - Relativity Certified Administrator
      • Nuix eDiscovery Specialist
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in digital forensics and e-discovery investigations. 
    • Solid understanding of the Law Society’s mandate, services, legislation and policies, including Rules of Professional Conduct, or willingness to learn.
    • Knowledge and experience with the following operating systems: Windows, Macintosh, Linux or UNIX.
    • Firm understanding of: information systems security, network architecture, physical server and desktop architecture, virtual infrastructure architecture, general database concept, document management concepts. Additionally, a firm understanding of electronic mail systems such as Exchange, Lotus Notes and cloud hosted services.
    • In depth understanding, and continued research and analysis in complex technical matters.
    • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the Information Technology, Forensics, Document Management, Security and Investigations areas.
    • Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language.
    • Reason through highly complex spoken and written information.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.


    Client / Customer Service Delivery 


    • Responsible for the software applications that support electronic data management systems.
    • Liaises with Professional Regulation staff to determine specific requirements for seizure and production/disclosure of electronic evidence.
    • Oversees the production flow, quality control and adherence to legal procedures regarding evidence handling and seizure of electronic evidence within the division.
    • Conducts computer forensic investigations and electronic discovery using forensically sound methodologies along with forensic software suites and other digital tools which includes onside collections and testimony (including occasional travel in Ontario).
    • Develops reports for cases and assist in the disclosure process, responds to training needs, attends to end-user inquiries in a timely and efficient manner and provides expert witness testimonies, as required. 
    • Support investigators and counsels in the Enforcement department during investigations that includes digital evidence. 

    Performance Goals, Targets and Standards 


    • Contributes to and participates in the development of standardized practices, guidelines and procedures for digital forensic gathering and handling.
    • Works with and advises other members of the TEC Unit, as well as counterparts in the Professional Regulation Division to establish, monitor and continuously improve processes.  

    Policy Development 


    • Identifies, informs and advises the Manager of the TEC Unit of the need for policy development and/or policy change(s) based on analysis of issues encountered with digital forensic investigations.
    • As a domain expert, continually assesses policies and procedures, and identifies opportunities for policy development or change in regulatory procedures. 

    Team Membership 


    • Promotes the sharing and transfer of knowledge, applicable standards and information amongst members within the Professional Regulation Division. 
    • Works with and shares expertise with all members of the Professional Regulation Division.



    Service Orientation


    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.


    Team Orientation


    The requirement to share responsibility for the achievement of team goals and the associated behaviors required for individuals to contribute effectively in a team environment.


    Continuous Improvement


    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.


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