General Counsel

January 2, 2024
Closing Date
Closing Date: April 30, 2024

Heading up a large legal team can be challenging. Doing so in a not-for-profit organization adds another layer of complexity. Knowing that your team is working to protect the public makes it all worth it.

This role has several key responsibilities: provide leadership to a dynamic group of managers and their teams, collaborate cross-functionally to ensure decisions are not made in silos, and deliver expert counsel to the executive team and the board.

Head of Legal/General Counsel

This is a unique opportunity to bring your legal and leadership experience to a team that respects expertise and looks internally first for advice and guidance on transactional and strategic matters.

There are a lot of moving pieces in the services provided by this mid-sized organization, and the legal team serves as a critical integration point. This new leader will need to be comfortable taking a holistic view of the business, bringing an empathetic but practical approach to problem solving, and acting as a model advisor, exercising maturity and discretion.

This role will suit a qualified lawyer who has led significant and high performing teams, knows their way around litigation and trial processes, and has a reputation for reducing delays, difficulties, and drama.

This is a permanent position and comes with the sort of compensation package you would find in a typical not-for-profit: a reasonable base salary, better than average benefits and a respect for outside work activities. The office is in Toronto and the team is working a hybrid schedule.

If this sounds like the next chapter of your legal career, we encourage you to apply.

Please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the attention of LHH Knightsbridge here: