Legal Counsel
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON
Job Number: 848375

Category: Legal

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 4

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Aug 23, 2019

Clinical Legal Counsel
Legal Services

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. As CAMH’s Clinical Legal Counsel, you will provide legal support to CAMH’s forensic services and, in doing so, support CAMH’s role as a leader in healthcare.

Position Description

Reporting to the Director, Clinical Legal Services, CAMH’s Clinical Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and litigation services to CAMH clinical teams and administrators. You will represent CAMH and its clinicians before the Ontario Review Board and resulting appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal. You will be responsible for hearing-related consultations and preparation. As a member of CAMH Legal Services, you will also be involved in the development of CAMH internal policy, and the delivery of education and training to clinical teams. You will provide advice to CAMH General Counsel and the Director, Clinical Legal Services on legal matters, and represent CAMH’s interests with relevant community partners and stakeholders.


As a member in good standing of the Ontario Bar, your 4-6 years of legal work experience should be mainly in litigation, with specific experience in the forensic legal system. Familiarity with laws related to the criminal justice system, public hospitals and mental health facilities is essential.

Your communication skills must be excellent (oral and written) and you must have strong interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills. Excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy are essential to these roles.

For a dynamic legal career at a leading health care institution, please apply in writing, outlining your interest and qualifications.

Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is NOT part of any Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: Competitive Salary and Benefits

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.