Director in Investor Protection Clinic
University of Toronto
Canada

Description
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The Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools. The Faculty's rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs. The Faculty of Law is housed in the elegant, state-of-the-art Jackman Law Building, alongside two historic buildings, Flavelle House and Falconer Hall, on the St. George Campus in downtown Toronto.


The Investor Protection Clinic at the Faculty of Law (the “Clinic”) provides pro bono assistance to vulnerable investors who have legal concerns about their treatment in making investment decisions. In addition to providing direct legal assistance to eligible clients, the Clinic’s mandate includes providing clinical education to law students, drafting policy briefs, intervening in legal proceedings, delivering public legal education, and organizing workshops and perhaps an annual conference or symposium.

Working under the supervision of the Assistant Dean, J.D. Program, the Director manages all aspects of the Clinic and is accountable for all litigation/clinical operations, including administrative, financial, and fundraising functions. The Director is a practicing lawyer with a focus on investment protection, and the incumbent uses their expertise to identify opportunities to intervene in relevant litigation and to present legal information and perspectives to help courts make decisions. The inaugural Director will be responsible for establishing and maintaining new policies and procedures, as well as developing and launching all other aspects of the Clinic’s activities.

 
Qualifications
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(MINIMUM)

 

Education:

LL.B. (J.D.) degree is required. LLM or other graduate degree is an asset.


Experience:

Five to ten years of experience practicing law with a focus on investor protection. Must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and be able to practice law. Extensive variety of experience in dealing with members of the legal profession. Strong familiarity with legal education, public interest advocacy and investor protection issues. Related experience in senior positions within administration and management in a publicly funded or public interest-organization is an asset. Comprehensive and global understanding of the University of Toronto, as well as general knowledge of the post-secondary education system is an asset.  Wide range of career experience, including dealings with the media, funders, students and the general public is an asset.

 

Skills:

Proficiency with MS Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; and internet search. Project management skills and/or certification are an asset.

 

Other:

Superb oral and written advocacy, and communication skills.  Well-developed judgment and decision-making skills. Effective problem solving skills.  Diplomacy and tact. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage others.  Strong leadership skills and superior drive and enterprise. Strong analytical ability. Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines. Strong fundraising skills.


 
 


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