Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.
Reporting to the Director Legal and Court Services, Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal support and advice on a broad range of legal matters to the staff and Council of The Regional Municipality of Niagara including the development, review and implementation of agreements, by-laws, policies and procedures, general municipal law, administrative law, planning and development, real estate law, expropriations, environmental law, regulatory compliance, risk management, civil litigation, employment, labour and human rights matters and representing the Region before courts, administrative tribunals and boards and negotiating with external agencies and partners at municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Provides professional legal services and expertise in the areas of civil litigation, regulatory litigation, real estate law, municipal planning and land development law, environmental law, commercial law, municipal law, contract law, administrative law and construction law, as well as areas of the law specifically relevant to the Region including, including procurement, development charges, freedom of information and protection of privacy, long-term care facilities, social assistance and public health law. Provides legal advice and counsel to clients, carrying out transactions with significant legal elements, and intermediating between clients and specialized outside legal counsel, and reporting to client. Manages and directs work assigned to outside Legal Counsel when required, ensuring the Niagara Region's interests are being served. As a member of the Leadership team, assists with planning and management of financial budgets and staffing
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