Deputy City Solicitor, Litigation and Administrative Law

A significant legal mandate for an experienced lawyer who can think and act strategically, manage and develop staff effectively, and
make sound legal decisions with impact across the organization.

Brampton is a city focused on the future, serving one of the youngest, fastest growing and most diverse urban centres in North America. The Corporation of the City of Brampton is aiming high and thinking big, to position itself as an emergent global city of the future. City leaders understand that success requires passion, creativity and agility. Brampton is a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold, with a leadership team engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results. If you share Brampton’s vision of the future, this is where you want to be as Deputy City Solicitor.

Reporting to the City Solicitor, you will be a change enabler and provide senior leadership to a team of legal professionals – Legal Counsel, Law Clerks, Legal Assistants and the Prosecutions unit – representing the Corporation before the Courts and Administrative Tribunals. Your team will also be expected to provide legal services and advice to the City on a wide variety of municipal issues such as litigation, dispute resolution, prosecutions, enforcement, land use planning, construction, freedom of information and election law. In this progressive senior leadership role (i.e. Director level), you will manage the delivery of legal services and advice for the section’s areas of practice so as to keep the Corporation secure in its legal position and compliant with its legal obligations.

This is an exciting role for a lawyer who enjoys leadership roles and keeps current with changes in municipal practice having potential implications for the City. As a member of the Legal Division’s management team, you will participate in setting strategic direction and professional standards for the Section, recommending innovative strategies for service delivery and effectively managing resources, and assisting corporate leaders in operationalizing business strategy and setting policies and standards.

With a track record of success in leading, mentoring and developing a team, along with superior communication, report-writing and presentation skills, you can deal with public issues in highly visible arenas, forecast risks, as well as develop and articulate complex legal recommendations for a variety of stakeholders, including non-technical audiences. A relationship builder, you also have what it takes to interact positively, on behalf of the City, with individuals at all levels, to inspire a team and build commitment to the vision, and deliver results.

Your legal expertise is built on a Law degree (LLB or J.D.), and admission to the Bar of Ontario. A licensee, in good standing, of the Law Society of Upper Canada, you bring progressive legal experience, and proven leadership, to the position. Any public sector would be an asset.

Contact:
Cheryl Lai | Executive Search Consultant
P. 416.364.6229 ext. 121
Suite 1400 – 401 Bay Street | Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

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