Policy Counsel

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (the “Federation”) is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies that regulate Canada’s 120,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s nearly 9,000 licensed paralegals in the public interest. The Federation promotes the development of national standards, encourages the harmonization of law society rules and procedures, undertakes national initiatives, and speaks out on matters of national importance, all as directed by its member law societies.

The Federation is seeking an experienced policy counsel for a 13-month maternity leave replacement. As a member of the policy team the successful candidate will play a key role in the development of policy on a wide range of matters at the core of the Federation’s mandate and will support national initiatives and projects related to regulation of the legal profession. Duties will include conducting research, monitoring and analysing legislative initiatives and regulatory developments, preparing briefing materials, reports and submissions, and providing input and advice on a broad range of policy matters and government relations.

Candidates must be, or be eligible to be, a member in good standing of a Canadian law society. The ideal candidate will have 4-10 years of experience. Experience in a professional regulatory or association environment would be desirable. Candidates must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superior analytical skills, sound judgment and a strong team orientation.

If this Ottawa based opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your resume to Frederica Wilson at careers@flsc.ca using the Apply button.

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