As part of its commitment to promoting equality rights and assisting those who have experienced harassment and discrimination, the Law Society of
Upper Canada is seeking two individuals to act as Alternate Discrimination & Harassment Counsel. The Alternate Counsel act as a resource and offer
confidential advice and assistance to those who may have experienced discrimination or harassment by a licensee.
Appointed by Convocation, you will apply your knowledge of equality rights in this part-time position to help individuals who believe they are the victims of harassment or discrimination by licensees. As the ideal candidate, you will have a solid understanding of Law Society investigation procedures, court processes and alternative dispute resolution techniques and a proven commitment to protecting the rights of equity-seeking communities. You are knowledgeable about policies, programs and services to address harassment and discrimination by members of the legal profession and have a comprehensive understanding of issues faced by equality seeking communities. You are a person of integrity, who consistently exercises sound judgment and is committed to dealing fairly with others. The ability to converse in French and English is an asset. You must be able to travel province-wide.
Alternate Counsels are appointed for a one-year term and are eligible for reappointment. Alternate Counsels perform the function of the Law
Society’s Discrimination and Harassment Counsel in circumstances where, for any reason, the Counsel is unable to perform the function of Counsel.
For further information, or to apply for these positions, please visit the Current Opportunities page of the Law Society’s website at www.lsuc.on.ca.
Please apply in confidence by April 28, 2017. If you are unable to apply via this process due to the requirement for an accommodation of any kind, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Society of Upper Canada is an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population of Ontario. We welcome applications from persons
representing the diversity of our profession and community. We appreciate all interest and will directly contact candidates under consideration.