Information Assessment In-house 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 –Information Assessment In-house Counsel
The Law Society of Alberta is seeking an Information Assessment In-house Counsel to join its Early Intervention department in Calgary. The department includes intake, assessment, and resolution activities, and is a 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 Information Assessment Counsel provides a mechanism for people to convey concerns about a lawyer; assess information for regulatory risk; and stream matters to the discipline process or provide feedback and learning opportunities.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Review information provided through Intake, and conduct an assessment according to established processes and timelines.
- Assess whether complaints should be referred to the conduct process, handled through Early Intervention, or closed.
- Research and gather additional information required to arrive at a decision.
- Participate in the delivery of Early Intervention resources.
- Communicate decisions and reasons to individuals who have provided information.
- Identify risk and trends, and provide recommendations to management.
Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge
- LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
- Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in private practice with client exposure in broad areas of law.
- Ability to communicate with people in a diplomatic, tactful, fair, and effective manner.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
- Interest-based mediation training would be considered an asset.
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