Director of Legal
Volunteer Types: Legal/Advocacy
Organization types: Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
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Reporting to: President, Board of Directors

Position Detail:
The Director of Legal is responsible for all matters of a legal nature that concern Abbeyfield Ottawa, for ex. review of its insurance policies and contracts. The Director of Legal is not counsel to the Board and provides only legal information, not legal advice.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead the annual renewal process for property and directors’ liability insurance policies;
• Respond to legal questions from the Board concerning Abbeyfield Ottawa as they arise;
• Assist in the development and review of contracts, policies and agreements concerning Abbeyfield Ottawa, as requested;
• Keep up to date on developments in the field of non-profit law, and inform the Board of these developments as necessary.
• Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board;
• Keep records of all policies, contracts and agreements.

• A degree in law (i.e., JD or LLB);
• Call to the Bar of Ontario or of another province is preferred;
• Experience in corporate and/or non-profit law;
• Strong initiative;
• Good research skills;
• Strong written and oral communications skills.

Estimated Time Commitment:
20 hours per month


Megan Laroche or Jim Galloway
@Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa
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This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Legal/Advocacy
You will be helping with: Seniors

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  • Vulnerable sector check required
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