• 18th Annual Advocacy Conference

    Thursday, December 6th 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • Members Appreciation Lunch

    Friday, November 30th 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    5th Floor Lawyers' Lounge, Suite 500
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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  • Public Education Event

    Wednesday, January 23 2019
    12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
    McMaster Student Centre - Room 311
    (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)

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  • 17th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar

    Wednesday, February 6th 2019
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • 14th Annual Commercial Litigation Law Seminar

    Wednesday, March 6th 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Career Opportunities

Legal Counsel - Temporary Full Time (6 month contract)

Posted on: Oct 31, 2018

Under the mandate of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, major responsibilities include:

All necessary activities relating to the conduct of protection applications involving preparation of pleadings and court attendance, including trials and interim hearings; assists child protection workers in all legal aspects of their cases, whether they involve court activity or not; advise is provided in all phases of litigation, as well as on more general, agency-wide issues.

The successful candidate must be have membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada with proven litigation skills and negotiation techniques; ability to interact with all departments within the agency; a current and thorough knowledge of child protection law, rules of procedure and applicable laws of evidence; and experience in family and child related litigation.

Candidates must also have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a personal vehicle with a minimum occupancy of four passengers, and proof of two million dollar liability insurance coverage. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check, and a Driver’s Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation, satisfactory to the agency. Proficiency in French language (oral and written) is considered a strong asset.

All employees of the Society are expected to demonstrate respect, empathy, and accountability to the children and families we serve and each other, and to attend work regularly as regular attendance is critical to maintaining the highest quality and level of service expected in delivering care to the children and families of our community.


The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

Interested applicants should submit a current resume to Human Resources indicating File #061/18 by

November 9, 2018

Email:  careers@hamiltoncas.com or Fax: (905) 522-1089

We thank all applicants for their interest in The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, however, we will only contact those selected for an interview.

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