Judicial Vacancy – Woodstock (Primarily Family Law)

JUDICIAL VACANCY ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE WOODSTOCK

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 a judicial position in Woodstock.

This appointment, while primarily a family law position, may also involve presiding over criminal law matters (approximately 75% family and 25% criminal). This position also involves travel within the region 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 either by submitting 14 copies of the current (April 2014) completed Judicial Candidate Information Form in the first instance or by a short letter (14 copies) if the current form has been submitted within the previous 12 months. Should you wish to change any information in your application, you must send in 14 copies of a fully revised Judicial Candidate Information Form.

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 Fax: (416) 212-7316

Website: www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/

All applications, either sent by courier, mail or hand delivery, must be sent to:
Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
c/o Ministry of Government Services Mail Delivery
77 Wellesley Street West, Room M2B-88
Macdonald Block, Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1N3

Applications must be on the current prescribed form and must be TYPEWRITTEN or COMPUTER GENERATED and RECEIVED BY 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015. CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE 14 COPIES OF THEIR APPLICATION FORM OR LETTER. A Fax copy will be accepted only if 14 copies of the application or letter are sent concurrently by overnight courier. Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered. The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reasonably reflect the diversity of the population it serves. Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.

WANTED: SKILLED SOCIAL JUSTICE LAWYER - apply before September 11, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to apply your superb writing and oral advocacy skills in Charter litigation? Eager to lobby the UN on Canada’s flailing human rights record? Want to practice your Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese, while resolving complex legal problems for your clients? Excited about collaborating with like-minded people on social justice work? If so, we have the perfect job for you!

Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) is a small, yet dynamic community legal clinic which is looking for a permanent staff lawyer to serve low income members of Toronto’s Chinese and Southeast Asian communities. Recognized for its advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged communities, MTCSALC is accredited as an NGO with ECOSOC consultative status by the United Nations.

Working with a dedicated and fun loving team, the staff lawyer will conduct casework, summary legal advice, public legal education activities, as well as test case litigation and systemic advocacy both domestically and internationally.

If you are a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, have basic competence in spoken Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese, have familiarity with one or more of the Clinic’s areas of practice (including immigration, social assistance and income maintenance, tenant rights, employment, human rights, and the Charter) and have experience working with disadvantaged communities, please send your application to us by September 11, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. at 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1701, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8. Tel: (416) 971-9674. Fax: (416) 971-6780.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience based on Legal Aid Ontario guidelines, plus group benefits package and RRSP. Although we cannot pay you a Bay Street salary, we can guarantee that you will be rewarded by knowing that your work will change the lives of many and make the world a better place.

We thank all applicants but will only contact candidates shortlisted for interviews.

Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees - A Learning and Consultation Program

Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees - A Learning and Consultation Program

Join the Law Society, members of the legal profession, and the public for a learning and consultation program discussing the Law Society’s Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees consultation paper.
The paper is available here: www.lsuc.on.ca/racialized-licensees/.
Offered in January and February 2015, this program will provide a brief overview of the findings of the Developing Strategies for Change: Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees consultation paper, along with an opportunity for attendees to offer feedback on the questions posed in the paper.

The program will also include an overview of the lawyer and paralegal rules on discrimination and harassment and a discussion of the importance of these rules to overall practice management – including employment practices and relationships to clients.

The program contains 1 Professionalism Hour

Light refreshments will be served.

Program Schedule:
JANUARY
Peel Region
January 12, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The Honourable William G. Davis Centre for Families (in the Training Centre) 60 West Drive, Brampton

Toronto
January 15, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Osgoode Hall 130 Queen Street West, Toronto (also available via simultaneous webcast)

Windsor
January 20,
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

London
January 26, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location be confirmed

York Region
January 27, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Sudbury
January 30, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

FEBRUARY
Durham Region
February 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Ottawa
February 5, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be confirmed

Thunder Bay
February 23, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Location to be confirmed

Hamilton
February 24, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Location to be confirmed

Toronto
February 25, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Osgoode Hall 130 Queen Street West, Toronto (also available via simultaneous webcast)

RSVP: For additional information and to register for a program in your area, please visit www.lsuc.on.ca/racialized-licensees.

Input received during the consultation process will help the Law Society's Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group determine its next steps, as well as its final recommendations to Convocation.

Written submissions about the consultation paper are also welcome and should be submitted by March 1, 2015, to:

Josée Bouchard,
Director, Equity Initiatives The Law Society of Ontario Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N6
jbouchar@lsuc.on.ca
Tel: 416-947-3984 or 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3984 Fax: 416-947-3983

The French follows

Joignez-vous au Barreau, aux membres de la profession juridique et au public, pour un programme d'apprentissage et de consultation sur le document du Barreau « Développer des stratégies de changement : éliminer les difficultés auxquelles les titulaires de permis racialisés font face ».

Offert en janvier et février 2015, ce programme fournira un aperçu des conclusions du document de consultation « Développer des stratégies de changement : éliminer les difficultés auxquelles les titulaires de permis racialisés font face », ainsi qu'une occasion pour les participants de partager leurs commentaires concernant les questions qui y sont posées.

Ce programme comprendra également une vue d'ensemble des règles des codes de déontologie des avocats et des parajuristes sur la discrimination et le harcèlement, et une discussion sur l'importance de ces codes pour l'ensemble de la gestion de la pratique – y compris les pratiques d'emploi et les rapports avec les clients.

Le programme compte pour 1 heure de professionnalisme
Des rafraichissements seront servis.

Calendrier du programme:
JANVIER
Région de Peel
12 janvier, 16 h 30 – 18 h The Honorable William G. Davis Centre for Families (dans le centre de formation) 60, West Drive (Brampton)

Toronto 15
janvier, 16 h 30 – 18 h 30
Centre d'apprentissage Donald Lamont, Osgoode Hall 130, rue Queen Ouest (Toronto) (également accessible par webmission en direct)

Windsor
20 janvier, 16 h 30 – 18 h
Lieu à confirmer

London
26 janvier, 16 h 30 – 18 h
Lieu à confirmer

Région de York
27 janvier, 16 h 30 – 18 h
Lieu à confirmer

Sudbury
30 janvier, 12 h – 13 h 30
Lieu à confirmer

FÉVRIER
Région de Durham
3 février, 16 h 30 – 18 h
Lieu à confirmer

Ottawa
5 février, 16 h 30 – 18 h
Lieu à confirmer

Thunder Bay
23 février, 12 h – 13 h 30
Lieu à confirmer

Hamilton
24 février, 12 h – 13 h 30
Lieu à confirmer

Toronto
25 février, 16 h – 18 h
Centre d'apprentissage Donald Lamont, Osgoode Hall 130, rue Queen Ouest (Toronto) (accessible également par webémission en direct)

RSVP : Pour de l'information supplémentaire et pour vous inscrire à un programme dans votre région, veuillez consulter www.lsuc.on.ca/titulaires-racialisés.

Les commentaires reçus par le Barreau durant le processus de consultation aideront le Groupe de travail sur les défis des titulaires de permis racialisés à décider des prochaines mesures à prendre, ainsi qu'à formuler ses recommandations finales au Conseil.

Vous êtes encouragés à nous faire parvenir vos observations écrites concernant le document de consultation d'ici le 1er mars 2015 à :

Josée Bouchard,
directrice, Service de l'équité Barreau du Haut-Canada Osgoode Hall,
130 Queen Street West Toronto (Ontario) M5H 2N6
jbouchar@lsuc.on.ca
Tél.: 416 947-3984 ou 1 800 668-7380, p. 3984
Téléc.: 416 947-3983

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