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Legal Director


Organization: Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jan 31, 2021


Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a Legal Director. 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


Mysa Saad


Volunteer Opportunity Address
425 Parkdale Ave


Good for people interested in: COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering; Legal/Advocacy

You will be working with: Seniors

Organization category: Development and housing

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+)

Police record check required: Yes