Policy Counsel

at Federation of Law Societies of Canada (view profile)
Location Ottawa, Canada
Date Posted February 19, 2019
Category Alt Legal
Job Type Full-Time

Description

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (the “Federation”) is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies that regulate Canada’s 120,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s nearly 9,000 licensed paralegals in the public interest.  The Federation promotes the development of national standards, encourages the harmonization of law society rules and procedures, undertakes national initiatives, and speaks out on matters of national importance, all as directed by its member law societies.

The Federation is hiring an experienced policy counsel to play a key role in policy development on a wide range of issues at the core of the Federation’s mandate and to support national initiatives and projects related to regulation of the legal profession. Duties will include conducting research, monitoring and analysing legislative initiatives and regulatory developments, preparing briefing materials, reports and submissions, and providing input and advice on a broad range of policy matters and government relations issues.

Candidates must be, or be eligible to be, a member in good standing of a Canadian law society. The ideal candidate will have 4-10 years of experience. Experience in a professional regulatory or association environment would be desirable. Candidates must be bilingual and must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superior analytical skills, sound judgment and a strong team orientation.

If this exciting Ottawa based opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your resume to careers@flsc.ca.

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