CPA Ontario is currently in search of an Adjudicative Tribunals Counsel who will be responsible for managing and directing the team that supports the Adjudicative Tribunals (Discipline, Appeal, Admission and Registration, and Capacity Committees). In this role, you will provide legal counsel functions, implement and maintain best practices to protect the public interest, as well as maintain fair and impartial adjudicative proceedings for Members, Students, Applicants and Firms.
Your expertise empowers you to:
- Provide legal support to the Tribunals as well as the Tribunals Office, regarding matters of administrative law, procedural fairness, and natural justice.
- Manage the day-to-day activities of the Tribunals Office team, which includes conducting team meetings, aa well as training, leading, and mentoring the team focusing on their tasks and responsibilities.
- Contribute to the management of all aspects of the adjudicative process including panel member selection, coordination of independent legal counsel, and ensuring that Tribunals Clerks and Coordinators are carrying out their duties efficiently, effectively, and appropriately.
- Participate in the process of recruiting and selecting Tribunal chairs, deputy chairs, professional members and public representatives in addition to supporting the necessary onboarding, orientation and training.
- Support adjudicators by acting as a liaison and advising on regulatory requirements as set out in the applicable governing documents and advising adjudicators on complex legal matters.
- Draft quarterly reports to Council on the processes and outcomes of the Tribunals, including decisions and orders of the Tribunals, progress on initiatives, and emerging issues.
- Gather, track and analyze hearing data and prepare reports on relevant analytics and Key Performance Indicators.
- Oversee the dissemination of case and hearing dates, decisions and orders, reasons for decision, and associated documents, and, as required under the terms of disciplinary orders, publication in newspapers.
- Ensure required changes to templates, policies, procedures, guidelines, practice directions, website guidance, and amendments to Regulations and Rules of Practice and Procedure to enhance adjudicative processes are always completed and kept up to date.
You are the ideal candidate if:
Education and Experience:
- You hold a law degree (LLB or JD), are licensed to practice Law in Ontario and are presently a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
- You are an accomplished lawyer, with a minimum of 7 years’ experience within a regulatory setting and/or supporting a regulatory tribunal.
Proven skills and abilities:
- You are a strong people leader with proven success in leading, building, mentoring and motivating a team.
- You are experienced at drafting and comprehending legislation and other governing documents in administrative law, including rules, and administrative tribunal or court decisions and procedures, and then able to summarize complex information clearly and concisely.
- You are proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint and familiar with Salesforce or similar CRM tools. Your experience with business process improvement will be an asset in this role.
- You are a strong communicator and able to deal with others using tact, diplomacy and discretion. You appreciate the confidential nature of the work and are able to interact with senior leaders and provide legal determinations and advice.
- You are highly analytical and comfortable developing relevant reports and statistical analysis.
- You are familiar with CPA Ontario’s Code of Professional Conduct, Bylaws, Regulations and Rules of Practice and Procedure.
You are inspired by:
A fast-paced environment. Collaboration, innovation and passionate professionals are at our core. We relentlessly pursue what’s next to unlock the full potential of you and us together.
Flexible work environments. As part of our Hybrid work culture, we provide flexible, remote work options to support you in your career, in addition to in-office teamwork and collaboration.
Diversity and inclusion. We recognize the value in our differences and prioritize inclusivity to bring together the best talent to protect the public, advance the profession and enable CPAs to lead business and society forward.
Ongoing learning and career growth. We want your career to skyrocket. We support unlimited career advancement and professional development opportunities with learning investments to promote your future growth. Thrive with us.
Focus on your well-being. With industry leading benefits and wellness programs, including a healthy lifestyle allowance, mental health resources and more, we’re committed to your well-being.
Deadline is Nov 30, 2023