Legal Counsel (Clinical) – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Toronto, ON

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CAMH is looking for a full time permanent Clinical Legal Counsel. 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 with respect to mental health law. You will represent CAMH and its clinicians before the Consent and Capacity Board and Ontario Review Board and resulting appeals to the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal, and in proceedings before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and health regulatory Colleges. 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 VP Legal Services 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, you have a minimum of 3 years of legal work experience, primarily in litigation and ideally based in a health law context. Familiarity with public hospitals, forensic and civil mental health law 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.
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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