2 Judicial Vacancies – Deadline to apply April 20, 2021

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee advises the Attorney General of Ontario on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, and invites applications for two judicial positions in Toronto:

TORONTO  (1)  –  family
TORONTO  (1)  –  75% family / 25% criminal

These appointments also involve travel within the regional boundaries and elsewhere in the province of Ontario, as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice.

The minimum requirement to apply to be a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice is ten years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada.

All candidates must apply by submitting an electronic copy of the current (September 2020) completed Judicial Candidate Information Form.  Acknowledgement and other communication will be sent by email.  Please ensure that a suitable email address is provided on your application.

If you wish to apply and need a current Judicial Candidate Information Form, or if you would like further information, please contact:

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
Tel:  (416) 326-4060

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:  All applications must be sent by email, as a PDF attachment, to JAAC.Application@ontario.ca.  Please refer to the submission instructions.  In the email subject line, please indicate the LOCATION of the judicial vacancy.

Applications must be on the current prescribed form and must be RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered.

NOTE:  Please specify which vacancy (law specialty) you are applying to.

The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reflect the diversity of the population it serves.  Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.



Prime Minister launches process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

February 19, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today launched the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, who will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella.

The Prime Minister also announced the members of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments. This non-partisan board is responsible for identifying candidates who are jurists of the highest caliber, functionally bilingual, and representative of the diversity of our country. The seven-member advisory board will be chaired by former Prime Minister Kim Campbell. The advisory board will review applications, and submit a shortlist of highly qualified candidates for consideration by the Prime Minister.

Justice Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2004. In recognition of the convention of regional representation, the process will be open to all qualified applicants from Ontario.


“To appoint the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, we are launching an open and independent process that will identify the most exceptional Canadian lawyers and judges, while recognizing regional representation and the diversity of our country. On behalf of all Canadians, I also thank Justice Abella, the court’s longest-serving member, for her leadership, excellence, and dedication on our highest court over the past 17 years.”The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • Qualifying candidates who wish to be considered for the upcoming vacancy must submit an application package no later than 23:59 Pacific time on April 2, 2021.
  • Those interested in applying are encouraged to first review the statutory requirements set out in the Supreme Court Act, and the qualifications and assessment criteria that will guide the advisory board in evaluating a candidate’s suitability.
  • Candidates may demonstrate they satisfy the geographical requirement by reference to their bar membership, judicial appointment, or other relationship with the province of Ontario.
  • In 2016, the Government of Canada announced a new process for Supreme Court of Canada judicial appointments. It included the creation of an independent and non-partisan advisory board to identify qualified and suitable candidates for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • The following members have been named to the advisory board:
    • The Right Honourable Kim Campbell (Chairperson): former Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian Consul General, and the Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta.
    • Erika ChamberlainDean of Law, University of Western Ontario.
    • The Honourable Louise Charron: retired justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
    • Signa A. Daum ShanksProfessor, Osgoode Hall Law School.
    • David Henry:Chief Executive Officer, Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec.
    • Jill Perry:Managing lawyer, Nova Scotia Legal Aid.
    • Beverley Noel Salmon: former municipal councillor, and Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission.
  • Justice Abella will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada effective July 1, 2021.

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Law Society Appointments to External Boards – Justices of the Peace Review Council

La version française suit le texte anglais. 

Law Society appointments to external boards – Justices of the Peace Review Council

As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends potential appointees to a variety of external boards, councils and committees.

The Law Society recognizes the importance of diversity in our appointments process and will take into account membership in equality-seeking communities and knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

We are currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Justices of the Peace Review Council.  The Review Council investigates complaints made by the public about the conduct of justices of the peace; approves the continuing education plan for justices of the peace; and approves criteria for continuation in office and standards of conduct. The Council considers applications by justices of the peace to engage in extra-remunerative work and may also make an order to accommodate the needs of a justice of the peace who, because of a disability, is unable to perform the duties of judicial office. As well, a lawyer member may be asked to sit on public hearings of complaints.

The Council generally meets 3-4 times per year in Toronto or virtually. In addition, throughout the year, complaints are assigned for review and investigation to a complaints committee consisting of a judge, a justice of the peace and a lawyer or community member of the Review Council. Once the investigation is complete, the committee determines the appropriate disposition of the complaint. 

The Justices of the Peace Review Council plays a very important role in the administration of justice.  

Information on the call for applications is available on the Law Society website at the following link:  https://lso.ca/about-lso/careers/working-with-the-law-society/recommendations-for-external-appointments-application

The deadline for Applications is March 8, 2021.


Objet : Recommandations du Barreau à des nominations externes – Conseil d’évaluation des juges de paix

Dans le cadre de son mandat, le Barreau recommande des candidats à divers conseils, commissions et comités.

Le Barreau reconnait l’importance de la diversité dans son processus de nomination et tiendra compte de l’appartenance à des communautés cherchant l’égalité et de la connaissance des questions liées à l’égalité, la diversité et l’inclusion.

Nous sommes présentement à la recherche de candidats qualifiés pour une nomination au Conseil d’évaluation des juges de paix. Le Conseil d’évaluation enquête sur les plaintes déposées par le public sur la conduite des juges de paix ; approuve des plans de formation continue ; approuve des critères pour le maintien en fonction et des normes de conduite. Le Conseil examine les demandes de juges de paix qui souhaitent entreprendre un autre travail rémunéré, et peut également rendre une ordonnance pour accommoder les juges de paix qui, en raison d’une incapacité, ne peuvent pas exercer les fonctions de leur charge judiciaire. En outre, un avocat membre peut être invité à participer aux audiences publiques sur les plaintes.

Le Conseil se réunit généralement 3 à 4 fois par année à Toronto ou virtuellement. De plus, pendant l’année, les plaintes sont renvoyées pour examen et enquête à un comité des plaintes composé d’un juge, d’un juge de paix et d’un avocat ou d’un membre du Conseil. Une fois l’enquête terminée, le comité détermine le traitement approprié de la plainte. 

Le Conseil d’évaluation des juges de paix joue un rôle très important dans l’administration de la justice.  

Vous trouverez des renseignements sur les demandes de nominations sur le site Web du Barreau au lien suivant : https://lso.ca/a-propos-du-barreau/emplois/travailler-au-barreau/recommandations-de-nominations-externes

La date limite pour postuler est le 8 mars 2021.

Career Opportunity: Ombudsman, City of Toronto

Position Title: Ombudsman, City of Toronto

Reports to: City Council

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Listening. Investigating. Improving City Services.


The Office of the Ombudsman officially opened in April 2009, and Toronto is the only Ontario municipality with a legislated Ombudsman. In the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the provincial government created the role of Ombudsman as part of an independent Accountability Framework for the City. This Framework, designed to ensure the City remains open and transparent, comprises four Accountability Officers which include the Ombudsman, the Auditor General, the Integrity Commission, and the Lobbyist Registrar. Since 2015, the four Accountability Offices have operated under a Memorandum of Understanding which provides for co-operation and collaboration among them in fulfilling their respective mandates, and enhances the fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of the Accountability Framework.

Ombudsman Toronto’s influence comes from making necessary, reasonable and practical recommendations of ways to improve City services in the public interest.


Our vision is a City of Toronto government that treats all people fairly.


Ombudsman Toronto is an independent and effective voice for fairness at the City of Toronto.


  • listen to the public’s concerns about City services and administration
  • investigate by asking questions, gathering information and analyzing evidence
  • explore ways to resolve individual cases without taking sides
  • shine a light on problems and recommend system improvements


Independence and Impartiality:We operate at arm’s length from the City. This allows us to be unbiased and objective. We speak up for fairness.

Fairness and Equity:We investigate whether a decision, act or omission by the City was fair. We look at the process, the outcome, and how people are treated. We consider people’s circumstances and needs.

Accessibility:We make it easy for everyone to use our services. If we cannot help with someone’s complaint, we direct them to someone who can.

Respect and Empathy:We listen to the people we serve with an open mind. We understand we don’t have all the answers, so we ask members of the public and City staff lots of questions.

Willingness to HelpWe do our utmost to resolve complaints and concerns as quickly and informally as possible. We work constructively with City staff to ensure they serve the public fairly.

ProfessionalismWe are rigorous in our approach. We base our findings on evidence. We identify practical solutions and recommendations. We maintain confidentiality while clearly communicating the results of our work.


Toronto’s Ombudsman is an independent officer, appointed by and reporting to Toronto City Council, who overseeing an office that operates independently and at arm’s length from the City (approximately 15 staff and an operating budget of approximately $2 million). The Ombudsman carries the responsibilities, powers and duties as set out in Part V of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and works to ensure fairness to all people in City of Toronto services and administration. This position oversees the work of Ombudsman Toronto, a complaints office of last resort and focused on investigating and resolving public complaints, covering a diverse range of issues involving administrative fairness and maladministration in City services across all City divisions and almost all City agencies, corporations and adjudicative bodies. The Ombudsman also identifies and takes action on systemic issues and works constructively with the City administration to improve fairness.

The Ombudsman is the consummate professional and trusted advisor in the public interest, with a vision and passion for creating sustainable change in the City of Toronto.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Carry out in an independent manner the duties and responsibilities of their office as set out in Part V of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 3, Accountability Officers.
  • Assess and investigate complaints from the public related to the administration of City services when internal complaint systems have been exhausted.
  • Acts independently and impartially to advance the public’s right to fairness. Works to promote and ensure fair process, fair outcomes, and fair treatment.
  • Maintain accountability to City Council for budgets, office management and exercise of their duties under the “City of Toronto Act”
  • Identifies and investigates administrative decisions, acts and omissions of the City government that are unjust or discriminatory, and systems that serve the public poorly.
  • Sets the overall strategic direction for Ombudsman Toronto by independently establishing goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and support to staff at Ombudsman Toronto, ensuring that the organizational principles of the office are respected and followed, including equity, impartiality, integrity, professionalism, timeliness, thoroughness and accuracy and meaningful responses to complaints.
  • Provides oversight and support to the Deputy Ombudsman on all operations of the Ombudsman Toronto office including investigations and resolutions, budget and financial responsibilities, human resources, legal issues, policy, research and data, stakeholder engagement, and office operations.
  • Provides ongoing leadership by using effective management techniques, implementing change management processes and developing staff to be able to respond to a challenging and always changing work environment, enhance the overall performance of the office and meet the expectations of Council, the public and the City administration.
  • Establishes systems, programs, processes and a structure within Ombudsman Toronto for management of information and decision-making to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, resource control and reporting and ensure the financial administration and organizational effectiveness of the office.
  • Oversees all aspects of the office’s human resources and staff relations.
  • Conducts short and long term financial planning and case load forecasting for the development of budgets and establishes financial management systems to ensure office budgets are effectively and responsibly managed.
  • Oversees the analysis of trends and research, and identifies patterns in complaints and potential systemic issues.
  • Identifies individual and systemic issues leading to unfairness to people and/or poor service by the City.
  • Makes recommendations and oversees the implementation of solutions to address systemic issues through the creation and/or modification of guidelines, policies and procedures, processes, and system improvements.
  • Issues public reports containing findings and recommendations to Council.
  • Works constructively but at arm’s length with leaders of the City’s Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions to improve their service to the public.
  • Coordinate with other accountability officers on issues that intersect with other accountability mandates and processes.
  • Oversees and coordinates the policy framework and administration of Ombudsman Toronto services.
  • Manages media relations and represents Ombudsman Toronto in the media and other public forums.
  • Oversees and conducts extensive communications, education and outreach to the public, including vulnerable or equity-deserving communities, City Council members and City administration, to ensure that the requirements of administrative fairness and the role of Ombudsman Toronto are well-understood.
  • Promotes continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrates high level of commitment to ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Prepares annual Ombudsman Toronto reports presented to City Council.
  • At the Ombudsman’s discretion, presents other public reports to City Council.


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, knowledge, experience and attributes:

  • University degree in a field related to one or more of the following: law, social science, political science, psychology or public administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Advanced knowledge and understanding of administrative fairness, applicable legislation and legal principles that establish and underlie the Ombudsman’s mandate.
  • Extensive experience in administrative law and/or Ombudsman work at a senior management level in the public service, or in a legal/judicial institution. Proven, effective and highly respected leader and visionary in the field of Administrative Law or Ombudsman practice, with a broad knowledge of government structures and functions, Ombudsman work and issues affecting the citizens of Toronto.
  • A track record of garnering credibility and trust with multiple and diverse constituents; leads by example with evidence of excellent reputation and regard.
  • Extensive management experience leading, motivating and coaching a team, supporting the Toronto Public Service values and ensuring a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.
  • Extensive experience in, and an in-depth working knowledge of investigations, fact finding and mediation.
  • Extensive experience communicating and engaging with the diverse range of people, including members of the public from vulnerable or equity-deserving communities, individually and through the media.
  • Extensive experience in reports and/or decision writing, paired with excellent writing skills and the ability to interpret laws and make decisions on complex matters.
  • Excellent judgment, strong analytical skills, political acuity, process management, interpersonal and relationship-building skills, proven negotiation, coaching, persuasion, investigative skills, conflict resolution, highly developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to respond to questions from elected officials in a public forum. Ability to speak “truth to power” and address problems at the highest level, while remaining non-judgmental with complete impartiality, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Strong commitment to public service, quality in service delivery and application of administrative fairness.
  • Ability to navigate complex environments.
  • Media training is an asset.

The City of Toronto is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

The City of Toronto strives to build an inclusive society and providing an accessible environment in which all individuals have access to the City’s services and programs in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

Learn more about the City’s commitment to accommodation and employment equityShould you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the hiring process, please communicate your needs to the LHH Knightsbridge executive search team.


If you are interested in being considered for this exciting and challenging senior executive leadership position, please submit your expression of interest (cover letter and current resume) by Friday, February 19, 2021 to Lindsay Millard, Senior Consultant, at lindsay.millard@lhhknightsbridge.com with “Ombudsman Toronto” in the subject line.

Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact a member of the Project Team:

Janice Kussner, Partner



Chris Sawyer, Partner

416-640-4312,  chris.sawyer@lhhknightsbridge.com

Lindsay Millard, Senior Consultant



Oksana Krupa, Executive Assistant 



Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Counsel Job in Calgary, Canada

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Counsel Job in Calgary, Canada

This is a tremendous opportunity for a talented lawyer with relevant EDI experience and a strong passion for creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable legal profession. The Law Society of Alberta is the self-governing body for Alberta’s lawyers with a mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest. As a regulator, the Law Society sets standards and enforces those standards for Alberta lawyers.  Alberta is growing increasingly diverse and the legal profession faces many challenges in meeting the legal needs of all Albertans. A Bar that includes representation from all communities that make up the province will be better able to meet the public’s needs. Understanding and appreciation of differences and experiences also improves the quality of legal services. The Law Society has an important role to play in assisting lawyers and the public in meeting these challenges. The Law Society also addresses issues of discrimination and harassment within the profession, both proactively through education and reactively through the services of the Law Society’s Office of the Equity Ombudsperson (OEO). The OEO provides confidential advice to members of the profession who have observed or experienced instances of discrimination or harassment in their workplace and facilitates informal resolution of such disputes. 

Job Description – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Counsel

As a key member of the Education team, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Counsel (“EDI Counsel”) will work with key stakeholders on initiatives and programs related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Through these programs, the Law Society will enhance lawyer competence in Alberta, support legal organizations in fostering safe, equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces, and ensure lawyers in Alberta have the resources and skills necessary to provide competent and inclusive legal services to the public. The EDI Counsel will also serve as the Law Society’s Equity Ombudsperson.

Success in this position requires excellent project management, communication, collaboration, organizational, teamwork, and time management skills.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • With the Manager, develop business plans in support of the equity, diversity, and inclusion goals identified in the Law Society’s strategic plan.
  • Identify, develop, recommend, and deliver programs, educational materials, and practice resources that support equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Law Society, as well as in the profession and the provision of legal services generally. As necessary, liaise with internal and/or external experts and resources.
  • Communicate and collaborate with equity-seeking groups both within the legal profession and among the public to identify areas where the Law Society could make impactful change with respect to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as discrimination and harassment.
  • Support and advise the Bencher Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee on the development and roll out of initiatives and programs. Liaise with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.
  • Support the work of the Law Society’s Indigenous Initiatives Liaison to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in a thoughtful and collaborative way that builds and strengthens relationships with Alberta’s Indigenous peoples and communities.
  • Support stakeholder engagement activities related to assigned programs.
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the legal profession and discrimination, harassment, and safe workplace practices. Conduct risk assessments; identify systemic barriers; support policy development; and recommend strategies to advance work in these areas. Implement approved recommendations. 
  • Identify and implement innovative approaches to improving lawyer competence in these areas through continuing professional development.
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders and internal departments to identify risk and assess needs that can be addressed through education programming, policies, and initiatives.
  • Keep current model policies regarding safe and equitable workplaces and provide assistance to legal organizations in implementing them. 
  • Provide confidential advice, information, mediation, and assistance to lawyers, articling students, and support staff working in the legal profession, on issues of discrimination or harassment.
  • Develop educational programs and/or resources relating to wellness within the profession.
  • Support the Law Society in national and inter-provincial initiatives with respect to equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion issues, as well as initiatives related to the prevention of, and education about, discrimination and harassment in the legal profession.
  • Contribute to shifting the culture of the Law Society away from an organization focused largely on disciplining lawyers to one that provides assistance and support to lawyers.

Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
  • Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
  • 7+ years of practice experience or similar experience within the legal community.
  • Education, training, and/or certification in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Experience in a self-regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in engaging with equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Experience in designing and delivering educational material and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, analyze problems and respond with pragmatic advice.
  • Ability to interact with the profession, Law Society committees and Benchers, and internal departments to achieve change and engage stakeholders.
  • Strong team building, organizational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to gain consensus. 
  • Experience in alternative dispute resolution techniques is considered an asset.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of lawyers, executives, managers, staff, and subject matter experts.
  • Capable of independent decision-making.
  • Interested in and capable of growing to meet additional challenges that may be added to this position over time. 
  • Occasional travel within Alberta is required.

This is an exclusive search. 

The Counsel Network is committed to building a diverse legal community through our inclusive business and recruitment practices. We value diversity of experience, expertise, and background, and strive to eliminate barriers historically encountered by marginalized groups. We recognize that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce benefits and enriches both the legal profession and the greater community. 

For more information or to apply for this position contact:

Sameera Sereda, Managing Partner


Visit the Counsel Network  job board to view all  current opportunities


Job Postings: Ministry of the Attorney General – including Anti-Racism Advisor/Lead Position, Crown Counsel Constitutional and Human Rights

Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Anti-Racism Lead – Job ad – 24 month position

Ontario Public Service Careers – Job Preview (gov.on.ca) – Job ad

Ontario Public Service Careers – Ontario Public Sector Careers (gov.on.ca) – detailed job description

  1. Job ID 158087
  2. Posting Status: Open Targeted (meaning open to applicants outside the Ontario public service)
  3. Job Posting – click on job title for job ad and job specifications
  4. Please apply by Monday, February 8.

We are seeking candidates who have litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in constitutional and human rights law.


WSIAT – New Job Postings – Part-time Vice-Chair and Full-time Member Positions

Order in Council Vacancies/ Postes annoncés (nominations par décret)


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) is inviting applications for a part-time Vice-Chair, Order in Council position. Interested applicants must apply through Ontario’s Public Appointments Secretariat (PAS #210007). WSIAT’s screening process includes a written test.

*Les détails au sujet des postes seront annoncés sous peu (voir la section Postes annoncés sur le site www.pas.gov.on.ca). Les personnes intéressées doivent poser leur candidature par l’intermédiaire du Secrétariat des nominations de l’Ontario. Le processus de sélection du TASPAAT comporte un examen écrit.

Order in Council Vacancies/ Postes annoncés (nominations par décret)


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) is inviting applications for a full-time Member Representative of Employers, Order in Council position. Interested applicants must apply through Ontario’s Public Appointments Secretariat (PAS #210006). WSIAT’s screening process includes a written test.

*Les détails au sujet des postes seront annoncés sous peu (voir la section Postes annoncés sur le site www.pas.gov.on.ca). Les personnes intéressées doivent poser leur candidature par l’intermédiaire du Secrétariat des nominations de l’Ontario. Le processus de sélection du TASPAAT comporte un examen écrit.

Order in Council Vacancies/ Postes annoncés (nominations par décret)


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) is inviting applications for a full-time Member Representative of Workers, Order in Council position. Interested applicants must apply through Ontario’s Public Appointments Secretariat (PAS #210005). WSIAT’s screening process includes a written test.

*Les détails au sujet des postes seront annoncés sous peu (voir la section Postes annoncés sur le site www.pas.gov.on.ca). Les personnes intéressées doivent poser leur candidature par l’intermédiaire du Secrétariat des nominations de l’Ontario. Le processus de sélection du TASPAAT comporte un examen écrit.

PooranLaw is hiring an Estates Lawyer and a Labour Lawyer!

PooranLaw is a social justice law firm focused on the promotion of a just society for people with disabilities and other marginalized groups through expert client advice and representation, community education and law reform, and advocacy. 

Estates Lawyer – 3+ Years Experience

PooranLaw’s Toronto office is currently seeking a wills, trusts and estates lawyer with at least 3 years of experience to join our growing team of social justice lawyers. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of wills and trusts planning, estate litigation, and trust and estate administration. Knowledge and experience in the area of consent and capacity law required.

For more: https://ca.indeed.com/job/estates-lawyer-65e48a286dcabc4e

Labour Lawyer – Junior Associate

PooranLaw’s labour team is dedicated to representing charities and not-for-profit organizations in all aspects of labour, employment and human rights law. They are seeking a labour lawyer who has completed their articles at a labour law firm or has experience at a labour law firm (management or union side). The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of labour practice, including collective bargaining, labour arbitration, employment standards, wrongful dismissal, contract and policy development.

For more: https://ca.indeed.com/job/labour-lawyer-bd8f024c1d3a6d79

Interested applicants should visit www.pooranlaw.com for further information about the firm and forward a cover letter, resume and transcripts via e-mail as provided in the job posting links.  

Position Available: Dean, Faculty of Law University of Manitoba  

Dean, Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Faculty of Law with the appointment to begin July 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a law school dedicated to educating leaders who will serve the public good while focusing on the legal challenges facing society and the contemporary legal profession.


With a tradition of innovation since 1914, the Faculty of Law offers an exceptional legal education where approximately 300 students experience dynamic and innovative experiential and classroom learning and receive the highest training in critical and analytical thinking, advocacy, and legal research. The Faculty offers a Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM degree) and is home to Canada’s first interdisciplinary Master of Human Rights Program. With research chairs and institutes devoted to Human Rights, Private Enterprise and the Law, Legal Research, and International Business and Trade Law, the Faculty’s award-winning professors engage in research aimed at finding solutions to real problems faced by Canadians. As Manitoba’s only law school, the Faculty is integrally connected to members of the legal profession locally, provincially, nationally, and globally, offering students the opportunity to engage and contribute beyond the classroom. Additional information is available at https://law.robsonhall.com/


As Western Canada’s first university, the University of Manitoba has thrived as a place where challenges are embraced. As Manitoba’s only research-intensive, medical-doctoral university and member of the U15 Group of Research Universities, it is taking its place among Canada’s top research institutions through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship, and to innovative teaching and learning – uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. The University of Manitoba offers more than 100 programs at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional levels and is home to world-class researchers who engage communities throughout the province and across the globe, building international partnerships that generate positive change.  The University of Manitoba has more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, over 10,000 faculty and staff, and more than 145,000 alumni across Canada and 140 different countries. The University is located in Winnipeg, a city that offers a high quality of life with affordable housing, a long heritage of cultural activity, and numerous recreational opportunities. For more information, please visit the website at www.umanitoba.ca


Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean is the Faculty of Law’s senior academic officer, providing strategic direction, academic planning leadership, and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in legal education and research. The Dean will successfully manage the financial and administrative resources of the Faculty of Law, promote and enhance its reputation and achievements both internally and externally, and ensure the success and development of faculty and staff. Working collaboratively to create, implement, and adapt ideas and strategies, the Dean will be a champion of student success who is focused on meeting their changing needs and inspiring them as future leaders. The Dean will work effectively, transparently, and collegially with academic, legal, alumni, and public sector partners to further enhance the reputation, stature, and resources of the Faculty. Meeting the ongoing challenges and issues posed by COVID-19 are likely to form part of the new Dean’s responsibilities.


With an understanding of current and future issues, trends, and forces that will impact legal education and practice, the Dean will be an innovative administrator, leader, and scholar with demonstrated leadership capabilities in a university setting. The successful candidate will possess the academic qualifications required to hold a tenured appointment in the Faculty of Law (including an advanced degree in law or a cognate discipline), and will have strong achievements in interdisciplinary legal research, teaching, and community engagement. The Dean will have a transparent and collegial style, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and will be a strong advocate of social justice and all aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will be able to inspire students, faculty, and staff, build inclusive and collaborative teams, demonstrate financial acumen in managing the Faculty’s resources and academic priorities, and be highly engaged with a range of internal and external stakeholders and partners. Experience with fundraising and advancement will be an asset in this role.


The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


The Search Committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applications, including curriculum vitae, a letter of introduction and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to the University’s executive search consultants:


Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.



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WLAO Amicus Curiae Book Club – May 26, 2021

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