Early Intervention Counsel Job in Calgary, Canada
The Law Society of Alberta is the self-governing body for Alberta’s lawyers with a mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest. As a regulator, the Law Society sets standards and enforces those standards for Alberta lawyers.
Job Description – Early Intervention Counsel
The Law Society of Alberta is seeking an Early Intervention Counsel to join its Early Intervention team. The department provides a mechanism for people to convey concerns about a lawyer; assesses information for regulatory risk; and streams matters to the discipline process or provides feedback and learning opportunities. This is part of the Law Society’s strategic goal of being a model regulator by proactively addressing lawyer skills while addressing disciplinary matters through a fair process.
The Early Intervention department includes intake, assessment and resolution activities. Contacts with the department are categorized as general inquiries or information concerning a lawyer and may come from the public, lawyers, financial institutions or on behalf of businesses.
If you are guided by a passion to protect the public interest and preserve the fundamental principles of justice, this position at the Law Society of Alberta will appeal to you.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Review information provided through intake, and then conduct a review under s.53 of the Legal Profession Act and the Law Society Rules according to established processes and timelines.
- Research and gather additional information required to arrive at a decision.
- Review complaints and either resolve them, refer them into the Conduct stream, or dismiss them as a delegate of the Executive Director.
- Communicate decisions and reasons to individuals who have provided the information.
- Identify risk and trends and provide recommendations to management.
- Prepare dismissals and other correspondence and complete risk assessments as required.
Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge
- LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
- Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in private practice with significant client exposure in broad areas of law.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven problem-solving skills, along with the ability to communicate with people diplomatically, tactfully, fairly, and effectively.
- Ability to prioritize workloads, work under pressure, and adhere to strict deadlines.
- Interest-based mediation training would be considered an asset.
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