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The Law Society of Upper Canada Alternate to the Discrimination & Harassment Counsel (DHC) Program (Paralegal) in Toronto, Ontario

JOB PURPOSE:

As part of its commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the professions and assisting those who have experienced harassment and discrimination, the Law Society of Ontario is seeking a Paralegal to act as an Alternate to the Discrimination & Harassment Counsel (DHC). The Alternate will act as a resource and offer confidential advice and assistance to members of the public, licensing candidates and licensees who may have experienced discrimination or harassment by a licensee.

Appointed by Convocation, the Alternate will apply their knowledge of human rights to act as a resource, and to offer confidential advice and assistance to individuals who believe they are the victims of harassment or discrimination.

This part time position will assist individuals across Ontario. The Alternate will be appointed for a one-year term and is eligible for reappointment.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A Licenced Paralegal with status in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario*

  • Knowledge of, and experience in, human rights legislation including jurisprudence and best practices.

  • Knowledge of the Law Society‚Äôs complaint procedure and discipline process.

  • Knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and Paralegal Rules of Conduct.

  • Knowledge of alternate dispute resolution techniques including mediation, complaints investigations and legal actions through courts.

  • Proven ability and experience in applying alternate dispute resolution techniques.

  • Knowledge of resources and options available to assist complainants who allege harassment or discrimination.

  • The ability to assist complainants to take action to resolve complaints.

  • Experience in providing services on a one-on-one basis.

  • Ability to identify systemic issues of discrimination and the ability to make recommendations about policies, programs and services to promote non-discrimination.

  • Knowledge of diversity issues particularly as they impact equality seeking communities.

  • Cultural competency in working with diverse communities.

  • Knowledge of Indigenous ways of thinking and of the Indigenous community.

  • Ability to converse in English and French is an asset.

*By submitting your application you agree to a clearance check of your regulatory history with the Law Society, and to the use of this information in assessing suitability for appointment by the Law Society.

The Alternate will act as a resource and offer confidential advice and assistance to members of the public, licensing candidates and licensees who may have experienced discrimination or harassment by a licensee.

The Law Society of Ontario values and respects diversity. We are committed to creating an accessible, barrier-free and inclusive workplace in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please make any requirement you may have for accommodation during the recruitment process known when contacted. If you are unable to apply to this position due to the requirement for an accommodation of any kind, please email us at recruitment@lso.ca or call 416 947-3475.

System ID: 2021-1982

Term (External): 1 year

External Company Name: Law Society of Upper Canada

External Company URL: www.lsuc.on.ca

Street: Osgoode Hall

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