Major Case Management Office (MCMO) Update

Updated on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Second Criminal Staff Counsel joins Major Case Management Office

Legal Aid Ontario is pleased to announce that Pierre Gagnon has joined the Major Case Management Office as Criminal Staff Counsel.

Mr. Gagnon was called to the bar in Quebec in 1988 and to the bar in British Columbia in 1998.  Mr. Gagnon has practiced criminal law since 1988, and has acted as both defence counsel and a prosecutor.

Mr. Gagnon is the second staff criminal counsel to join the Major Case Management Office. He will be responsible for supporting the Major Case Management Office by conducting litigation of serious criminal trials, including homicides.

Open Staff Criminal Counsel Recruitment

Legal Aid Ontario invites interested lawyers to submit applications for Staff Criminal Lawyer . This is an open recruitment process and LAO will accept and review applications, and contact potential candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis.

Candidates who previously submitted applications for Staff Criminal Counsel employment opportunities do not need to re-apply, as those applications are still being reviewed.

Criminal Litigation Contractors

LAO continues to invite qualified lawyers to submit an Expression of Interest for Criminal Litigation Contractors. Criminal Litigation Contractors from the private bar will provide legal services for serious cases, as needed.


Past Updates

December 30th, 2009 - Major Case Management Office Update
Criminal Staff Counsel / Criminal Litigation Contractors

November 30th, 2009 - Major Case Management Office Update
LAO is moving ahead with the creation of the Major Case Management Office (MCMO).