Lawyer (Health Law)

Posting Date:
Mar 20, 2024
The Canadian Nurses Protective Society
Area of Law:
Position Type:
Full-Time indeterminate
Ottawa, ON
3-7 years



The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) provides legal advice, risk management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice to over 150,000 eligible Canadian nurses across all Canadian provinces and territories. With the CNPS, you will enjoy a dynamic work environment, a collegial atmosphere and a rewarding career that provides opportunities for legal contributions at the leading edge of developments in the delivery of health care services in Canada.



As a lawyer and educator, the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) legal advisor is primarily responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to eligible nurses across Canada. The CNPS legal advisor is also responsible for delivering risk-management education and managing litigation and legal services provided by external counsel.



  • Provision of legal information, advice, and support to nursing professionals in connection with issues arising from their professional practice
  • Review and analysis of legal documents
  • Provision of advice and ongoing support to nurses involved in litigation and legal proceedings
  • Strategic management of the conduct of litigation and legal proceedings across 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
  • License to practice law in one of the Canadian reciprocating provinces under the National Mobility Agreement
  • Health law and civil litigation experience
  • Experience working with health-care professionals
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability and willingness to relocate to Ottawa



  • A minimum of 5 years of practicing health law and civil litigation
  • License to practice law in one of the Canadian reciprocating provinces under the National Mobility Agreement".
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical skills, critical thinking, and organizational skills



  • 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
  • Licensed to practice civil law
  • Familiarity with SharePoint



  • Competitive total compensation package, including salary, comprehensive health & wellness benefits, and defined benefit pension plan
  • Rewarding work in a dynamic, hard-working, positive team environment
  • Vacation allowance and sick leave
  • Peer mentoring and leadership opportunities
  • Social committee events


Please submit your cover letter and your resume to Please address your application for the attention of Chantal Léonard, Chief Executive Officer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

The CNPS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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