Assistant Town Solicitor

Richmond Hill, Ontario
SALARY: $118,377. - $139,215.
February 27, 2013
March 22, 2013
Area of Law
Municipal Law
Contract Type
Full Time
Experience Level
5-9 years

Reporting to the Town Solicitor, you will provide a full range of legal services, opinions and advice to the Council and staff of the Town, including the drafting and review of by-laws, agreements and other documents, providing opinions and advice on statutes and regulations related to the Town and conducting or assisting with administrative tribunal and court proceedings and supervising assigned staff. 


Core duties of the position will include: ▪providing professional legal advice and opinions to Council, committees of Council and various Town departments ▪consulting with senior departmental staff and/or Town Solicitor respecting complex and special/sensitive circumstances ▪reviewing and providing opinions and advice respecting existing, proposed and recently enacted legislation and its implications for the Town ▪conducting or assisting with Town general litigation and administrative tribunal proceedings including Small Claims Court and Ontario Municipal Board hearings as directed ▪protecting the Town’s interests by discussion and negotiation with external groups, lawyers, tribunals, regional/provincial government bodies, boards, etc. ▪drafting and reviewing agreements in conjunction with other Town departments to identify problems with respect to legality, enforceability, form and policy; recommend changes and revisions to same ▪providing support to the Town Solicitor and other solicitors as required, including research, special projects and report preparation  ▪providing input into formulation of departmental goals and objectives, defining procedures, instituting policies and providing training and guidance to departmental staff ▪performing other related duties as assigned to meet Departmental and Town objectives.

The ideal candidate will possess ·an L.L.B. or J.D. and be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada ·a minimum of 5 years of broad legal experience which preferably includes municipal land use planning matters and representation before the administrative tribunals and/or courts. Knowledge of real estate and conveyancing would also be an asset. For more information and to apply online please visit and select ‘Employment’.

SALARY:  $118,377. - $139,215. 

Applications will be accepted up to 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 2013.  Apply online at and select ‘Employment’.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.