13 Jan

Legal Counsel Jobs Vacancy in Native Women Association Canada Ottawa

Position
Legal Counsel
Company
Native Women Association Canada
Location
Ottawa ON
Opening
13 Jan, 2018 5 days ago

Native Women Association Canada Ottawa urgently required following position for Legal Counsel. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Legal Counsel Jobs Vacancy in Native Women Association Canada Ottawa Jobs Details:

NWAC’s Legal Counsel must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment to respond to a wide variety of legal and social justice needs within the organization. These needs range from in-house corporate necessities to external advocacy and litigation. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.

General duties

Legal Counsel will:

• Conduct thorough legal/research as directed or requested; • Draft and maintain corporate, litigation, and other legal documents; • Draft correspondence with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of

the public; • Review and occasionally draft high level policy documents and reports; • Monitor, review, help develop, and change legislation affecting Indigenous women and

girls; • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and

members of the public; • Independently attend meetings, briefings, and court events as required; • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping; • Travel as required to meet business needs; • Competently and respectfully handle sensitive and difficult evidence and testimony; • Provide sound legal advice to Executive Management and Board of Directors; • Complete relevant administrative tasks; • Independently and as part of a team prepare all aspects of litigation files as necessary; • Demonstrate a firm understanding of and adherence to Professional and Ethical

requirements and expectations; and • Work with Strategic Policy, Violence Prevention, and other Legal Counsel to promote

welfare and wellbeing of Indigenous women and girls.

Studies

• Successful completion of an LL.L., (required) J.D. or LL.B (an asset); • License to practice in Ontario and is in good standing with the Ontario Bar Association; • Demonstrated study or experience in Indigenous legal issues and Employment Law is an

asset.

Key Skills

• Strong legal writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French; • Strong legal research skills; • Ability to work in a Team and good interpersonal skills; • Ability to work independently and self-manage files; • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis (training will be

provided); • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short

notice; • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure; • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC PTMAs and

with diverse stakeholders; • Ability to facilitate meetings; • Ability to work with a team; • Ability to carry out research, analyzes data, and advance effective advocacy and

communication strategies under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Work/Volunteer Experience

• Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset;

• Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-for-Profit organizations or corporations is an asset.

• Recent graduates will be considered.

Knowledge Requirements

• Thorough knowledge of Ontario provincial statutes and regulations, particularly those relevant to employers;

• Understanding of federal statutes and regulations, particularly those relevant to federally incorporated Not-for-Profit Corporations;

• Knowledge of legal issues important to Indigenous peoples, particularly as they impact women and girls;

• Some knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;

• Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;

• Some knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;

• Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc.);

• Bilingualism is an asset.


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