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Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 days ago(11/23/2022 11:32 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Licensee Data Quality Representative is responsible for providing timely, accurate, quality client service to members of the Law Society, as well as to client departments.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: - A college diploma, university degree or equivalent, in business and accounting. - A minimum of 2 years’ client service experience in a high-volume environment, ideally in the financial services or legal industry. - Demonstrated experience and solid understanding of superior client service. - Knowledge of the Law Society, including organizational structure, services, mandate, by-laws, rules and regulations. - Knowledge of other legal resources and agencies (Legal Aid, LawPro, Law Foundation) and their relation to the Law Society and the Membership Services function. - Clear, concise and articulate verbal and written communication skills in order to compose correspondence, communicate detailed information and provide for explanation and understand in an audience-appropriate format. - Proficiency in business software - word processing WORD, spreadsheets EXCEL, databases AS400 , e-mail, the Internet or Intranet, and Microsoft SharePoint.  
Job ID
2022-2210
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/11/2022 2:54 PM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Services Representative, CPD is responsible for specific customer service activities within the CPD area, including daily processing of registrations and orders received by phone, mail, fax, chat, and e-mail. The Services Representative answers and returns customers’ phone calls and e-mail messages, assists navigating the Law Society website, and answers questions about programs, products and CPD requirements.     QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - A college diploma or equivalent. - A minimum of 2 years’ client service-related experience in a high-volume, front-line service department environment. - Excellent grasp of delivering superior client service by phone, post, email or in person. - Solid understanding of the Law Society, including organizational structure, services, mandate, rules and regulations currently in use. - Clear, concise and articulate communication skills to effectively respond to members and clients’ enquiries and requests. - Excellent written skills. - Detail-oriented. - Able to multi-task and work effectively under pressure. - Knowledge of systems and databases, Moneris and e-commerce platforms. - Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, e-mail and Intra/Internet.  
Job ID
2022-2207
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/10/2022 4:28 PM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Policy Counsel is responsible for activities related to the mission and mandate of the Law Society, as they apply to the Policy Division. This includes acting as a legal resource to committees, task forces, working groups, advisory groups, Convocation and staff of the Law Society, conducting legal and other research with respect to policy issues, and working on a variety of projects as assigned by the Director, Policy.     QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - An LLB or JD, plus a Class L1 licence with Law Society of Ontario.* - A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience working for a professional governing body, government, legal organization or in legal practice or similar professional setting. - Solid understanding of legislation affecting the Law Society’s mandate, theory and practice, jurisprudence, and best practices. - Research and analytical ability in support of policy development decision-making processes. - Comprehensive knowledge and use of research tools. - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Develops and communicates complex information in audience appropriate language and format. - Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing and applications.   *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.
Job ID
2022-2206
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/9/2022 4:09 PM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Coordinator, Practice Essentials Course, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is responsible for supporting a new chapter of competence promotion with the Practice Essentials digital learning project. The incumbent will work closely with the Counsel, Practice Essentials and Planning and various stakeholders in CPD and the LSO, along with supplier organizations to deliver, implement, and support this innovative online course designed to support lawyers and paralegals who are new to a solo practice/small firm environment. The Coordinator is responsible for setting up and facilitating regular project meetings with key project participants, collaborating, and engaging with stakeholders to meet project objectives, manages project communications and status reporting to key stakeholders in a timely manner, and follows the CPD online digital learning development and delivery processes. The Coordinator is responsible for all logistical arrangements for internal and external venues, including audio-visual (sound and video recording studios) facilities in consultation with the Counsel, Practice Essentials and Planning, the Production Services Team, CPD Managers and other services where required. The incumbent will have a good understanding of project requirements and the ability to present them in a form that is comprehensible to a project team that includes technical and non-technical stakeholders. The Coordinator, Practice Essentials Course, in conjunction with the Counsel, Practice Essentials and Planning is responsible for delivering the business and technology project outcomes against the approved scope, schedule and budget. The incumbent should be proactive in identifying and tracking risks and issues; while providing transparency and timely escalation of risks and issues to the CPD Management team, as needed.     QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - A college diploma/bachelor’s degree, with computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, e-mail, and Intra/Internet. - PMP or other Project Management designation is an asset, but not required. - A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a learning and development/online adult education setting, legal, and/or project environment, with the ability to show initiative in working independently and collaboratively within a fast-paced environment. - Strong organizational, time-management and project management skills are essential as is the ability to work well and cooperatively with internal and external people from junior to senior levels of experience. - Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS) and experience working with project management tools such as MS Project are assets. - Good grasp of delivering solid customer and administrative services in a confidential environment. - Knowledge of the Law Society, including organizational structure, services, mandate, rules, and regulations. - Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and work collaboratively with others. - Exceptional planning, organizational and problem-solving skills. - Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. - Excellent command of the English language. - French language skills would be an asset. - Demonstrative ability to take ownership and accountability, resourcefulness, tenacious follow-through, detail-oriented, creative problem-solver, and adaptability to working in a dynamic environment. - Ability to analyze, research, organize, and prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines. - Ability to exercise good judgement in making decisions. - Flexibility in dealing with change and adversity in a fast-paced environment. - Proficiency Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams), MS Project, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, and the Internet / Intranet. - Experience and/or familiarity with learning management systems (LMS). - Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.  
Job ID
2022-2205
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/16/2022 10:16 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Director, Practice Supports and Resources, working under the direction of the Executive Director, Professional Development & Competence, is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of lawyer and paralegal supports and resources related to their continuing competence. This includes oversight of the Practice Management Helpline (Helpline), Coach and Advisor Network (CAN), CPD Accreditation function, and the development of practice resources. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:    - An LLB or JD, plus a Class L1 licence with the Law Society of Ontario*, coupled with relevant knowledge of best practices in adult education. - A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a legal environment, including 3 to 5 years’ experience leading professional staff. - The Director may be required, on occasion, to travel to conferences, law societies, legal association meetings, law schools or paralegal colleges that support lawyer and paralegal activities. - Knowledge of best practices (both theoretical and practical) with respect to adult education and resource development for professionals, including design and development, evaluation techniques, marketing and distribution. - Knowledge of a wide array of learning supports, training methodologies and their application. - Knowledge of current trends and developments in the legal profession, particularly, in relation to managing a viable law or legal services practice. - Knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Paralegal Rules of Conduct, the Law Society Act and its regulations and their application in practice. - Knowledge of coaching, advising, and mentoring developments and best practices. - An understanding of accreditation best practices in a regulatory or credentialing context. - Knowledge of the impact of technology on all aspects of law or legal service provision by licensees and the delivery of supports and resources to the professions. - Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language for individual and/or group situations. - Reason through complex spoken and written information. - Interprets and applies complex information. *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.  
Job ID
2022-2204
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/31/2022 11:40 AM)
JOB PURPOSE   Conducts investigations in a professional manner, gathering, processing and analyzing evidence for possible breaches of Rules of Professional Conduct, By-laws and regulatory requirements.  Participates in the development of case plans and disposition proposals that are consistent with the Law Society’s public interest mandate, legislation and policies.  Provides legal advice and domain expertise to members of the Investigation Services Department and the Professional Regulation Division. Engages in the timely, consistent and fair investigation of a wide range of issues relating to the professional conduct, competence and capacity of licensees.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:    - An LL.B. or J.D. or equivalent education and training, coupled with being a licensee in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario. - As a domain legal expert with responsibility to independently undertake, plan and execute significant and complex investigations of licensees. - The role requires a minimum of 7 years’ experience in specific areas of law, with an emphasis on criminal law, family law and/or First Nation, Inuit and Metis matters, gained through private practice, in a regulatory environment, or combination thereof. - Thorough understanding of the Law Society’s mandate, services, legislation and policies. - Extensive knowledge of specialized area of law such as such as criminal law, family law and/or First Nation, Inuit and Metis matters. - Knowledge of Law Society accounting and bookkeeping requirements. - Knowledge of current trends and developments in the legal profession, their practical applications and forensic investigation techniques. - Knowledge of a variety of dispute resolution techniques and their appropriate application. - Ability to manage a complex, multi-issue and diverse caseload. - Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language in facilitating resolution and disposition of complaints. - Reason through complex spoken and written information. - Computer literacy, including word processing software, spreadsheet functions, accounting systems (general, trust), and internet search capabilities. - Broad understanding of the application of technology preferably in a regulatory / legal environment. *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.  
Job ID
2022-2202
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/27/2022 4:31 PM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Representative, Membership Services (MSR) is responsible for the providing timely, accurate, quality client service to members of the Law Society, as well as to client department and outside agency constituents. This includes provision of financial and administrative services to members (fee adjustments, status changes, letters of status, certificates of standing, LSO Portal support, processing of photo id cards, diploma replacements), completion of financial transactions on behalf of members (adjustment of invoices, and refunds) and provision of timely accurate information in response to licensees’ Continuing Professional Development requirement and other membership service inquiries.   The Representative, Membership Services will also assist paralegals with reviewing and inputting professional liability insurance information into the database.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - A college diploma, university degree or equivalent, in business and accounting. - Two years’ client service experience in a high volume call centre environment, ideally in the financial services industry. - Demonstrated experience and solid understanding of superior client service, particularly related to a financial services perspective. - Knowledge of the Law Society, including organizational structure, services, mandate, by laws, rules and regulations. - Knowledge of other legal resources and agencies (Legal Aid, LawPro, Law Foundation) and their relation to the Law Society and the Membership Services function. - Understanding of internal controls and generally accepted accounting principles. - Clear, concise and articulate verbal and written communication skills in order to compose correspondence, communicate detailed information and provide for explanation and understand in an audience appropriate format. - Proficiency in business software word processing WORD, spreadsheets EXCEL, databases AS400 , e mail, the Internet or Intranet, and Microsoft SharePoint.  
Job ID
2022-2201
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/24/2022 3:28 PM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Complaints Resolution Commissioner, whose office is established under the Law Society Act, reviews complaints against licensees, at the request of complainants, that have been considered on their merits and have been closed without further action following consideration by the Law Society. The Commissioner and the office’s staff review the file and may meet with the complainant. The Commissioner considers whether the actions of the Law Society and the decision to close the file were reasonable. The Commissioner provides the complainant with a written explanation at the conclusion of the review. The Commissioner also provides the Law Society with observations and recommendations about the complaints process and is required to report annually to Convocation.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:    - A university degree in law, or equivalent education as preparatory for the complaints review function. - If a licensee, must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario*. - A minimum of 10 years’ progressive, related experience gained in a legal office, law practice, Tribunal or comparable complex organization. - The incumbent must be familiar with the operations of the Law Society, legal office/law practice, or comparable institutional settings. - In accordance with the Law Society Act, if the Commissioner is a lawyer, they are not permitted to engage in the practice of law during their term of office. - Solid understanding of the Law Society’s mandate, services, legislation and policies, or willingness to learn. - Poised presence, and expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language for individual and /or group situations. - Solid analytical skills to reason through complex spoken and written information, and to articulate responses and information in an audience-appropriate format. - Prior people management experience. - Proven relationship building skills. - Ability to build rapport with complainants. - An overall understanding of regulatory principles. - Understanding of legal principles underlying review of decisions. - Ability to maximize procedural efficiencies. - Ability to work effectively in a process-driven environment. - Ability to work effectively in a hybrid work environment (in office and at home), as may be required. - Broad knowledge of dispute resolution mechanisms. - Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing and email applications. - Fluency in both official languages is a definite asset. - Understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Ontario.   *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.
Job ID
2022-2200
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2022 10:29 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Information Technology (IT) Service Desk Analyst is responsible for providing timely, accurate and seamless support of the Law Society’s information technology infrastructure and applications. Responsibilities include triage and rapid referral of customer queries, resolution of problems, documentation and logging customer calls. Responsibilities also include contributions to project planning with respect to organizational changes and coordinates employee onboarding, off-boarding and role changes with respect to system and data access and managing network printers.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - A college diploma or equivalent relating to technology and/or business equipment and systems, coupled with relevant, ongoing education in computer hardware and software technology and application. Must have completed at least one professional certification in MCSE, MCP, A+, ITIL Foundations or other relevant certifications. - Mininum 4 years’ experience providing customer support in a technical environment, preferably with familiarity with the current Microsoft (MS) Windows operating system, MS 365 products, Telephony, Mobile devices, audio/visual equipment, computer networking and related service desk functions. - Speaks in a clear, articulate manner for individual and/or group situations. - Interprets and applies complex information. - Excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening, conflict de-escalation and a focus on customer satisfaction. - Demonstrated experience and solid understanding of superior client service, particularly related to Service Desk functions. - Knowledge of current trends and developments in information systems and their practical applications. - Proficiency in Microsoft 365 product administration. - Proficiency in business software: MS Office products, email, IT Service Management (ITSM) applications. - Familiarity with IT services, applications and hardware: Internet/ Intranet, telephony technology, data cabling infrastructure, etc. - Familiarity with personal computer hardware, peripherals and related software applications. - Familiarity with MS Windows Server Management, On-Premise and Azure Active Directory.  
Job ID
2022-2199
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/31/2022 11:38 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   With expertise in all facets of the corporate communications discipline, the Senior Communications Advisor) is a versatile and experienced communications professional responsible for the planning, development and execution of internal and external communications and public affairs strategies, programs and initiatives. Skilled at effectively reaching and engaging LSO audiences, partners and stakeholders, across multiple channels (traditional and digital), the Senior Communications Advisor is an experienced practitioner who provides advice and strategic support to the Director, division, Treasurer, Board and client departments on a variety of highly complex projects and initiatives. The Senior Communications Advisor is an exceptional planner, strategist, and writer with significant knowledge of the legal sector. The Senior Communications Advisor works closely with the Director to respond to sensitive media relations and issues management activities, providing strategic advice and recommendations focused on protecting the organization’s reputation and advancing its communication objectives.   As a member of the External Relations and Communications leadership team, the Senior Communications Advisor brings a minimum of 10 years of experience in corporate communications and public affairs. Ensures programs are designed to protect reputation, advance the organization’s corporate priorities and to engage effectively with internal and external audiences.   The Senior Communications Advisor provides senior-level expertise to the Director and oversees, coaches and provides leadership to the activities of the more junior communications and public affairs staff in the division, ensuring work meets high standards and is delivered on-time, on-budget.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - A university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or equivalent. - 10 years’ progressive experience in the planning, development and implementation of communication plans and tactics related to all aspects of corporate communications and public affairs. - Deep understanding of the legal sector, the role of the Law Society and has knowledge of its internal and external audiences, media, partners and stakeholders. - Significant experience advising and interacting with senior level leaders in organizations is also required to fulfill the duties of this role. - Thorough knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate communications, including media relations and issues management, public affairs, external engagement and outreach disciplines, and best practices. - Excellent writing and editing skills to plan, research and develop compelling content for a wide variety of purposes (speeches, newsletters, articles, scripts, web, social briefing notes, talking points, key messages, promotional materials targeted to various audiences (employees, licensees, benchers, legal community partners and stakeholders, members of the public, media). - Excellent strategy, planning, execution and project management skills. - Ability to problem solve, coach and provide constructive feedback to junior staff, where applicable and appropriate, to help with skill development in meeting departmental goals. - Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written language for individual and / or group situations. - Thorough knowledge of Law Society policies, practices and protocols, and an understanding of the principles underlying governance of the legal profession. - Reason through and interprets highly complex spoken and written information. - Significant knowledge and skills to develop and execute effective communications and engagement tactics across multiple channels and platforms (digital and traditional). - Knowledge of and familiarity with using social media platforms as a proactive communications tool. - Experience with CMS and relationship management software use.  
Job ID
2022-2198
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/7/2022 11:55 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   Reporting to the Manager, Infrastructure & Security, the Infrastructure & Security Systems Analyst, Identity Access Management (IAM) works closely with Information Technology (IT) team members, the Human Resources (HR) department, and other business divisions and departments to support existing and implement new access provisioning systems and processes at the Law Society.   Specifically, the Infrastructure & Security Systems Analyst is responsible for managing the infrastructure and system integrations used to support user access provisioning across a wide variety of systems and applications including on-premises, cloud-based IaaS and SaaS solutions, with a strong focus on the use of the SailPoint Identity & Access Management system and Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. The Infrastructure & Security Systems Analyst is also accountable to provide guidance on complex issues in area of expertise. Develops/implements complex solutions and provides input to new approaches.   The Infrastructure & Security Systems Analyst is responsible for the design, operation, maintenance, and enhancement of the Identity & Access Management System (IAM) and addresses all ticketed requests or incidents involving its operation. Works with the Helpdesk and User Support team (specifically the Identity & Access Management Support Analyst), application developers, business teams, and vendors to design, build, configure, implement and maintain an IAM integrated solutions that meet the business needs of the Law Society and are aligned with the corporate IT strategies.   Leads the development and implementation of corporate IAM governance processes, assists with IAM standards adoption, and designs, implements and prepares documentation for all identity provisioning integrations. Analyses user access requirements for new systems, implements changes to the existing access provisioning processes based on business needs. Designs and implements data access certification processes to meet compliance and audit requirements.   Identifies, reports and helps to address gaps in the enterprise data security that can expose organizational data to significant security and compliance risks.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:    - A college diploma in information/cyber security or computer science, or equivalent education and/or training. - Hold or be working towards a relevant certification, including widely recognized security certifications such as SailPoint IdentityIQ Professional/Engineer, SANS GIAC, CISSP, or CISM, or more specific certifications such as the Certified Identity and Access Manager (CIAM) certification. - A minimum of 6 years’ experience in a general information security, Linux and Windows systems administration, beanshell or JAVA development, technical user support or customer service role with at least 3 years’ experience provisioning and de-provisioning access to systems and applications using Active Directory, Azure Active Directory or similar environments. - At least 3 years' experience in Office 365 workloads or applications administration. - Knowledge of Law Society policies and procedures. - Ability to assume responsibility and to interface and communicate effectively with others, especially in communicating technical concepts to a business audience. - Excellent customer service skills, whether on the phone, by email, or in person. - Strong organization skills, and the ability to organize one’s own workload to ensure that user and stakeholder needs are met while still following all policies and procedures. - Strong working Active Directory/Azure Active Directory knowledge and management of user accounts across on-premises and SaaS cloud-based solutions. - Experience with AD account creation, password resets, account replication and synchronization, Azure AD group membership, distribution groups and other AD functions. - Hands-on experience supporting a modern Identity Access Management system such as (but not limited to) SailPoint IdentityIQ, including design and implementation of new system integrations and provisioning processes. - Experience configuring role-based controls in Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/F&O and implementation of role-based access controls. - JAVA or beanshell development experience, knowledge of XML, user identity provisioning automation and related technologies. - Strong working knowledge of information security best practices and standards, especially as they relate to identity and access management, including role-based access control, federated authentication systems, single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and SAML. - Experience and working knowledge in Identity Lifecycle Management, Application Onboarding, Lifecycle Manager and Workflows, Access Certification, Auditing and Reporting. - Thorough understanding of networking, Windows 10 operating system, and Microsoft Office programs (Project, Excel, and Word). - Knowledge of HRIS systems would be an asset.    
Job ID
2022-2197
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/14/2022 8:38 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   Counsel, Compensation Fund reviews and conducts legal analysis of 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 conduct policy, economic and internal process analysis and make recommendations to the Subcommittee. Counsel may periodically attend at Court and regulatory hearings, as required.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:    - An LLB or equivalent education and training. - Must be a lawyer licensee in good standing with the Law Society 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 thereof. - Able to work independently and with a minimum of supervision to ensure that grant recommendations comply with applicable legislation, by-laws and guidelines. - 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. - Experience in one of more of the following specific areas of law: real estate, syndicated mortgages, wills/estates, family law, criminal law or civil litigation and/or administrative law, gained through private practice, in a regulatory environment, or combination thereof. - 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 responding to inquiries and claims. - Knowledge of Law Society accounting and bookkeeping requirements. - 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. - 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. - 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.   *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.  
Job ID
2022-2195
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/5/2022 12:52 PM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Administrative Assistant provides administrative assistance to a variety of personnel in the Regulatory Compliance Department, including document processing, handling internal and external customer needs and providing technical support and assistance to the department. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible for the monitoring of orders and undertakings. The Assistant ensures compliance by Licensees with orders and undertakings resulting from a regulatory process, and also compliance with a bankrupt Licensee's reporting obligations.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: - A college diploma with a legal secretarial specialization, or equivalent training and / or experience. - A minimum of 3 years' progressive experience providing secretarial and administrative support in a confidential environment. - Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, regulatory division practices and procedures. - Solid knowledge of office practices, and legal terminology and legal documents. - Clear, concise and articulate communication skills to effectively respond to and transmit information to team members. - Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, internet and intranet. - Strong word processing or keyboarding skills, with the ability to type 60 error free words per minute.  
Job ID
2022-2191
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2022 11:32 AM)
JOB PURPOSE:   The Manager, Access to Innovation will oversee the Access to Innovation initiative (“A2I”), a five-year regulatory pilot project in Ontario that will allow legal technologies benefitting the public to be test run in a safe, controlled environment without incurring regulatory consequences. Acting under the leadership of the Executive Director, Policy and with the guidance of the Executive Director, Professional Development & Competence, the Manager, Access to Innovation will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the A2I initiative and ensuring the effective functioning of the A2I initiative. This includes implementing the framework for A2I’s operations and a strategy for outreach and communications and informing and advising stakeholders about the progress of and outcomes from the A2I initiative.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: - An LLB or JD, plus a Class L1 license with the Law Society of Ontario* - A university (preferred) or college degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or equivalent is also an asset. - A minimum of 8 years' of experience working for a professional governing body, government, legal practice, technology company, technology incubator or similar professional setting. - Knowledge of and experience in stakeholder, people and project management under conditions of rapid change and supporting a diverse user community is required, along with experience designing, planning, and executing technology or governance projects. - Superior analytical skills to interpret complex information. - Demonstrated ability, on a superior level, to prepare concise, well-written reports. - Demonstrated ability, on a superior level, to communicate both orally and in writing complex information in audience appropriate language and format. - Sound judgment, tact and sensitivity to functioning as non-partisan staff in a “government” setting and to managing stakeholders with diverse interests. - Demonstrated ability to assess challenges from multiple and different perspectives, to think big and differently and to craft creative solutions. - Demonstrated ability to work under pressure. - Knowledge of the Law Society, including organizational structure, services and mandate. - An affinity for technology combined with a keen interest in exploring and understanding technology and its application to various legal issues. - Technical ability to work with and assess some of the newest legal technologies and to communicate and share that knowledge. - Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing and applications and social media. - Experience working with AI and machine learning platforms is an asset. *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.
Job ID
2022-2188
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/25/2022 4:00 PM)
  JOB PURPOSE:   The Specialist, People Development, Human Resources will, in close collaboration with the Manager of the Development Centre of Expertise, plan, design and operate policy, large programs and processes on the development side of the Law Society’s talent management. This position provides people and organizational development expertise and support with a focus on assigned responsibilities in performance management, succession planning, leadership, and management development, learning and growth, and an employee engagement portfolio. Fostering the use of appropriate talent management, tools and practices, the Specialist will help leaders, teams, and the organization drive performance excellence. The role will work closely with HR Business Partners and People Leaders.   The Specialist provides subject matter expertise, guidance and recommendations on best practices related to the design and operation of people development, training need analysis, performance management framework and has a hands-on responsibility for the day-to-day operation and compliance of learning programs at the Law Society. The Specialist monitors and evaluates vendor services, manages vendor relationships, and provides recommendations to determine programs that best meet the needs of the Law Society.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   - A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or related field is required to fulfil the core requirements of this position. - A CTDP (Certified Training & Development Professional) designation and/or formal education in Adult Education principles are also required. - Equivalent knowledge and capability from suitable combination of other formal education and practical work experience may be considered. - A minimum 7 years of similar relevant experience in organizational development or people development roles in a small to medium complex business environment. - Regulatory sector experience is an asset. - Expert understanding of training needs analysis, design & development, performance management systems, succession planning programs. - Solid understanding of adult education and its application to learning initiatives, program development and delivery. - Strong ability in e-learning development tools such as Articulate, Storyline, Captivate, Audacity, Camtasia, Photoshop or Illustrator. - Knowledge of current learning trends and developments in the Talent Management field from a specialist perspective, and their practical applications at the Law Society. - Strong ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders including employees, managers, executives, vendors, client services representatives and consultants. - Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to drive insight through accurate data and meaningful trends. - Demonstrated orientation to understand the business and business strategy, and the ability to apply talent management process and tools to support strategic business objectives. - Strong ability in creating and editing video content. - Ability to work independently on confidential information with a high attention to detail. - Excellent presentation, training, and communication skills with the ability to speak, write, teach, coach and present in a clear, articulate manner for individual and/or group situations. - Ability to manage conflict in a constructive, calm, and professional manner. - Superior time management and organizational skills. - Demonstrated ability to monitor and manage competing demands and shifting priorities. - Demonstrated ability to research complex questions, conduct complex analysis of information, and develop solutions. - Demonstrated ability to behave in a manner which is discreet, confidential, and sensitive to the personal and professional needs of others. - Expert skills in developing and facilitating presentations, 360-degree feedback, employee engagement surveys and performance management frameworks. - Advanced skills in MS Office applications including 365, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, and various internet browsers. - Proficient with Learning Management Systems, preferably Ceridian Dayforce. - Knowledge of provider interface systems.  
Job ID
2022-2172
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/31/2022 8:38 AM)
JOB PURPOSE   The Accountant provides accounting and financial analysis related support services to the finance division, including activities such as the completion of monthly bank reconciliations, account analysis and reconciliation, the maintenance of the chart of accounts and recording of transactions within the General Ledger (GL), and maintenance of the Law Society’s financial books and records. The Accountant also supports financial statement preparation and reporting, including preparation of working papers and schedules related to the fiscal year-end audit, and may participate in the day to day financial administration of the Law Society Foundation.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED   - University undergraduate degree or equivalent in business or commerce, plus progression towards completion of a recognized accounting designation or equivalent. - Minimum of 3 years previous related experience in a general accounting environment, ideally in the not-for-profit sector, with exposure to fund accounting and CRA charitable donation receipting requirements. - Solid understanding of general accounting functions, including GAAP / CICA guidelines, accounts payable, financial reporting and internal controls. - Solid understanding of rules of operation and reporting requirements related to Registered Charities, special purpose fund accounting and CRA requirements. - Knowledge of purchasing and accounts receivable functions. - Excellent knowledge in MS Office applications, software applications and web-based solutions related to a computerized accounting environment, particularly the use of database analysis, queries and report generation in support of the finance function. - Speaks and writes in a clear, articulate manner for individual and/or group situations. - Reasons through complex spoken and written information.
Job ID
2022-2126
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 years ago(7/15/2020 11:29 AM)
Applications will be kept on file for upcoming opportunities, based on operational needs.  You are welcome to apply to this general posting. We strongly encourage you to keep checking the Law Society’s careers section and to apply directly to advertised positions that may be of interest to you, and for which you are qualified.
Job ID
2020-1893
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 years ago(7/15/2020 11:29 AM)
Applications will be kept on file for upcoming opportunities, based on operational needs. You are welcome to apply to this general posting. We strongly encourage you to keep checking the Law Society’s careers section and to apply directly to advertised positions that may be of interest to you, and for which you are qualified.
Job ID
2020-1892
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 years ago(7/15/2020 11:29 AM)
Applications will be kept on file for upcoming opportunities, based on operational needs. You are welcome to apply to this general posting. We strongly encourage you to keep checking the Law Society’s careers section and to apply directly to advertised positions that may be of interest to you, and for which you are qualified.
Job ID
2020-1891
Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 years ago(7/15/2020 11:29 AM)
Applications will be kept on file for upcoming opportunities, based on operational needs. You are welcome to apply to this general posting. We strongly encourage you to keep checking the Law Society’s careers section and to apply directly to advertised positions that may be of interest to you, and for which you are qualified.
Job ID
2020-1889