The Association of Law Officers of the Crown (ALOC) represents lawyers and articling students employed by the government of Ontario, with the exception of lawyers in the Criminal Law Division, who are represented by its sister organization, the Ontario Crown Attorneys Association (OCAA). ALOC has approximately 950 members located in legal service branches across government as well as in various agencies, boards and commissions.
In addition to representing the government in civil matters and quasi-criminal prosecutions, and providing advice on policy, regulations and legislation, ALOC members have a unique historical relationship to government which contains critical safeguards for the rule of law in a democratic society.
ALOC is involved in a range of activities of interest to its members including collective bargaining, member advocacy, educational events and the promotion of equity in the workplace. ALOC also responds to member inquiries and works with management on a host of issues such as job competitions, pensions, the merit / pay for performance scheme and the interpretation of the Collective Agreement.
ALOC’s mission is to be a strong advocate for our members and to advocate in a manner that advances our members’ independence, professionalism and empowerment through the pursuit of the “Four Pillars”:
- Collective Bargaining: To promote the fair treatment, independence and empowerment of members by negotiating reasonable compensation and terms of employment on their behalf.
- Member Advocacy: To deliver advocacy services that effectively protect and support members’ rights and entitlements and to educate the membership about their rights and entitlements. To engage and communicate with members in the pursuit of ALOC’s mandate, thereby increasing communication and trust.
- Education and Training: To deliver engaging education and training programs and effective networking opportunities for members that are immediately responsive to their needs and aspirations and conducive to a frank exchange of ideas among members.
- Equity: To work with the Employer where possible and to press them where necessary to make the workplace safe and equitable for all members. To promote diversity and inclusion within our membership.