York University
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
15d ago

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Counsel, is responsible for conducting prosecutions under Federal and Provincial statutes and regulations and municipal by-

laws in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conducts prosecutions under Provincial statutes and regulations and Municipal by-laws in the Ontario Court of Justice.
  • Conducts prosecutions of Federal offences under the Contraventions Act (Canada).
  • Prepares prosecution cases by researching the relevant statutes, regulations, by-laws and case law, speaking to enforcement officers, witnesses, defence counsel and agents, and liaising with area municipalities and other enforcement agencies.
  • Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate, from the general public etc.
  • Ensures that services provided meet Regional customer service standards.
  • Liaises with solicitors, area municipalities, agents, public, police, etc with respect to prosecution cases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
  • Qualifications

  • Successful completion of secondary school diploma.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in prosecuting and / or defending municipal and / or provincial offences in the Ontario Court of Justice or successful completion of a Court and Tribunal Agent Program or Paralegal Program.
  • Must be licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to practice law or provide legal services as a Paralegal.
  • Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and Ontario Court of Justice trial and appeal procedures.
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Working knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial statutes and regulations, municipal by-laws applicable to Provincial and Municipal offences and Charter of Rights and procedures relating to Charter issues.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative / self-
  • management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.

  • Knowledge of and ability to abide by Provincial Standards and Guidelines for Prosecutors, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Province and the Region.
  • Good communication skills to present oral and written legal arguments before the Ontario Court of Justice and with solicitors / public.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and knowledge of the Integrated Courts Offences Network (ICON) or other similar applications.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours as required.
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