The Law Society of Manitoba is seeking to appoint an individual to the position of Complaints Review Commissioner.

The Law Society regulates the practise of law in Manitoba and upholds and protects the public interest in the delivery of legal services with competence, integrity and independence.

The Law Society receives and considers complaints regarding the conduct of lawyers. Decisions made by staff lawyers to dispose of complaints are subject to review at the request of a complainant by a public representative who operates independently of the Law Society (the Complaints Review Commissioner).

The Commissioner is responsible for reviewing complaint files and communicating his/her decision in writing to the complainant, to the lawyer and to the Law Society. The Commissioner also is required to prepare an Annual Report on the result of those reviews.

Candidates for this position should have excellent analytical and written skills and have had exposure to regulatory, oversight or governing bodies. Experience in handling conflict resolution or acting in an ombudsperson capacity will be an asset. While the Commissioner must not be a lawyer, he/she must have a clear understanding of the mandate and role of the Society and some familiarity with the workings of the legal profession. An honorarium is provided.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Leah Kosokowsky, Director of Regulation at lkosokowsky@lawsociety.mb.ca by February 28, 2020.