Legal Advisor

Legal Advisor
Employment type: Full-time
Conny Karlsson
City: Ottawa - Gatineau
Last visit: 2014-06-18
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-06-18


Based in Ottawa, the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is a national organization serving the nursing profession by providing legal assistance, liability protection and risk management services.

The CNPS Legal Advisor is primarily responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to our eligible nursing professionals. The CNPS Legal Advisor is also responsible for the delivery of legal and risk management services to CNPS beneficiaries, and the coordination and supervision of legal services provided by external counsel to CNPS beneficiaries.


Provision of legal information, advice and support to health care professionals in connection with issues arising from their professional nursing practice

Review and analysis of legal documents

Provision of advice and ongoing support to nurses involved in litigation and legal proceedings

Management of the conduct of litigation and legal proceedings across multiple Canadian jurisdictions

Documentation of legal services in accordance with applicable standards and employer policies


Development and presentation of educational modules, workshops and lectures on professional obligations and legal issues relevant to nursing

Drafting of articles for publication on various health law topics relevant to nursing

Research and provision of legal opinions relating to various corporate issues

Representing the CNPS on external committees and working groups


Law degree from a Canadian university

Member in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial Bar

Health law and civil litigation experience


Superior written and oral communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Highly developed analytical skills, critical thinking and organizational skills

Ability to travel


A minimum of 5 years of health law and civil litigation experience

Nursing baccalaureate and broad nursing experience

Registered or eligible for registration as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner in a Canadian province of territory

Fluent in both official languages, written and oral

This is a permanent, full-time position with a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits, including pension. For confidential consideration, please email your cover letter and resume on or before July 30th c/o Human Resources to

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Legal

Job Function: Legal