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    Thursday, November 15th 2018
    2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
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Career Opportunities

Charities and Not-for-Profit Lawyer

Posted on: May 09, 2018

Ross & McBride LLP is Hamilton’s largest law firm with a rich history of commitment to our clients and our community. We pride ourselves on offering a full-service menu of innovative and intelligent legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions throughout our community and beyond.


The Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Group at Ross & McBride LLP has unrivaled experience in assisting clients in navigating this area of law.

At Ross & McBride LLP we help organizations operate more effectively, with greater transparency and accountability to their stakeholders.


We are seeking a lawyer with 1 – 5 years of experience to join our Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Group WITH exposure to advising and representing not-for-profit and charitable organizations in such matters as:

  • Charitable registration under the Income Tax Act
  • Legal advocacy
  • Maintaining charitable status and dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Transition under the new federal and provincial corporate legislation
  • Updating by-laws and review of governance and operational matters
  • Assistance with organizing and holding meetings for members and other stakeholders
  • Advising on political activities within CRA rules
  • Facilitating foreign operations by Canadian not-for-profits and charities
  • Employment matters
  • Major agreements with donors and funders
  • Legal and ethical issues with fundraising, fundraising contracts, gifts, and planned giving
  • Partnerships, affiliations, and mergers
  • Protection of intellectual property – copyright and trade-marks
  • Educational programs for boards, staff, and volunteers on legal and ethical issues

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • 1-5 years of experience
  • License in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Highly organized, keen attention for detail and interest in working in an energetic environment.
  • Solid drafting, research and writing skills.

We are offering:

  • Remuneration commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A collegial and dynamic work environment which values work/life balance


Ross & McBride LLP

Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim Parker via email only at tparker@rossmcbide.com

1.            Cover letter (1 page)

2.            C.V. (no more than 2 pages)

If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker by contacting him at tparker@rossmcbride.com or by telephone at 905-526-9800. Visit us at rossmcbride.com to learn more about us and practicing law in Hamilton. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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