Tribunal Chair Recruitment – Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario regulates, licenses and disciplines Ontario’s 56,000 lawyers and over 9,700 licensed paralegals. Established in 2013, the Law Society of Ontario Tribunal is an independent adjudicative tribunal within the Law Society of Ontario, which processes, hears and decides regulatory cases concerning Ontario lawyers and paralegals in a manner that is fair, just and in the public interest. Due to the impending retirement of its inaugural Chair, the Law Society of Ontario Tribunal is currently seeking its next Chair.

Accountable to Convocation, the Tribunal Chair is responsible for the overall implementation of the strategic direction and performance of the Tribunal, while providing expert leadership to the organization to ensure that it operates fairly, efficiently and effectively within its mandate. In conjunction with the Tribunal Committee, the Chair develops policy recommendations for Convocation’s consideration and approval, and participates, as an adjudicator, in the hearing and appeal of cases involving complex or novel issues of law and procedure. The Chair is additionally accountable to the CEO of the Law Society in overseeing the administration of the Tribunal office, including staffing, training, recruitment, financial reporting, and processes for the evaluation, education and scheduling of adjudicators.

As the ideal candidate, you are currently a lawyer licensee member in good standing to practice law in Ontario, or if licensed outside Ontario, eligible to be licensed to practice law in Ontario. You possess a thorough understanding of the administrative justice system, and a strong background in adjudication and alternative dispute resolution. You are an articulate leader with a proven ability to set strategic direction, a commitment to sound governance practices, and an understanding of sound financial and operational business processes and practices. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is committed to the protection of the public interest, and the integrity of the tribunal process.

For more information or to apply in confidence to this unique leadership role, please reach out to Renée Young at ryoung@boyden.com, and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

The Law Society of Ontario is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the LSO encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however ONLY those under consideration for the role will be contacted.