The Law Society Tribunal requires several qualified individuals to serve a two- year renewable term as part-time adjudicators.
The Tribunal is an independent adjudicative body consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chairs, members and tribunal staff. Adjudicators are lawyers, paralegals, and lay people who are neither lawyers nor paralegals. Lawyer and paralegal adjudicators bring legal expertise and perspective to the Tribunal. Lay adjudicators bring a range of other valuable perspectives and help to ensure professional accountability.
Adjudicators are appointed by Convocation, the governing body of the Law Society. Lay adjudicators must also be approved by the Attorney General of Ontario. In addition to remuneration, the Tribunal provides all adjudicators with travel expenses.
The ideal candidate has adjudicative experience and is capable of effectively adjudicating in both English and French.
Successful applicants must:
• Commit to the protection of the public interest within the Law Society’s mandate, and to the integrity of the Tribunal process;
• Embrace diversity and uphold fair, transparent processes;
• Adhere to Tribunal procedures, ensuring consistency and quality in adjudication;
• Demonstrate strong written and communication skills and collaborate effectively with other adjudicators;
• Commit to regular availability for both short and long hearings, including timely continuation dates;
• Be comfortable using technological tools.
An application package consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae and two writing samples. The package must be sent by email, including “Adjudicator Application” in the subject line, to email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is February 29, 2024.