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Solicitor (Junior)

by Middlesex County

Position Type: Temporary
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2021
Experience: 1 Year
Education: University Degree

Job Description

Middlesex County is a small town, rural/semi-urban community of over 74,000 people located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario.  Set in a picturesque and natural setting, the County is known for its rich agricultural heritage, diversified economy, excellent quality of life and efficient municipal management.  The County Administration Building, also known as the former Middlesex County Court House and Gaol (known for its castle-like features and Gothic details) is located at the Fork of the Thames River at 399 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario on lands owned by the County.  The Middlesex County Barrister & Solicitor’s Office (“MCBSO”) is a municipal law office established in 2012, which provides advice and legal representation with respect to all legal matters to the Corporation of the County of Middlesex (the “County”) and to each of the eight lower-tier municipal corporations located within the geographic boundary of the County when such corporations retain the office.

Job Summary / Duties:
Reporting to the County Barrister & Solicitor/Director of Legal Services, the successful candidate in the role of Solicitor (Junior) will be responsible for providing advice and legal representation with respect to all solicitor-related matters to The Corporation of the County of Middlesex and to each of the eight lower-tier municipalities located within the geographic boundary of the County when those corporations retain the MCBSO.  Advisory subjects include but are not limited to planning and development, environmental/energy law, roads, construction, contract law, by-laws, employment / labour law / human resources, liability / insurance, real estate, technology, privacy and corporate procedure.  Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting a wide variety of agreements, contracts, licenses, leases, by-laws and other corporate documents for the County and lower-tier municipalities located in the County (when so retained).  Those applying to potentially fill the position need not be physically located near or around Middlesex County, either during the COVID-19 pandemic or after it has ceased, as remote work from home technology is available.  A willingness to attend physical locations as required by the job and in accordance with evolving COVID-19 pandemic requirements is required.
Additional details and a full job description are available at

Must possess an LL.B. or J.D. and be member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Prior experience as a Student-at-Law and Articling Student required. One or more years’ experience as legal counsel is considered an asset. Any experience in drafting Site Plan Control Agreements, Development Agreements, Commercial Consulting Agreements, Insurance Agreements, and/or Subdivision Agreements is an asset.

What We Offer:
The County provides competitive compensation, complete with comprehensive health and dental benefits. The salary range for this position is $45.31 to $53.01 per hour.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, names/contact information for three (3) references and a copy an unofficial law school transcript (to be verified by an official transcript in the event of hire) saved as one document in PDF format by 3:00pm on January 26, 2021 to: 

Middlesex County
399 Ridout Street North                 
London, Ontario  N6A 2P1
Attn: Jessica Ngai, Human Resources Manger
Fax:  519-434-0638       e-mail: 

The County would like to hold interviews between February 9-16, 2021, however, scheduling adjustments may need to be made.  The proposed start date for the position is on or around March 12, 2021, but some flexibility exists.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please call 519-434-7321 x2270. 

The County thanks all who apply, however, only those who are granted an interview will be contacted.
Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001.  This information will be used to determine eligibility for employment with the County of Middlesex.  If you have any questions about the collection of personal information, you can contact the County Clerk, who can be reached at 519-434-7321 x2250.
Middlesex County is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations that may be required. This information will be treated confidentially and only used for the purpose of providing an accessible recruitment experience.