Overview

Government of Alberta Legal Counsel (2 Permanent Positions – Edmonton and Calgary) Full Time in Alberta

Government of Alberta

Branch AB CA

Position:
Legal Counsel (2 Permanent Positions – Edmonton and Calgary)
Location:
Alberta

The Legal Services Litigation team is looking for two lawyers to join their team. As a lawyer on the litigation team, you will work as a team and play both a…

The Legal Services Litigation team is looking for two lawyers to join their team. As a lawyer on the litigation team, you will work as a team and play both a supporting and leading role in conducting complex civil litigation. Your work will include a variety of civil litigation proceedings including personal injury, commercial litigation, class actions, judicial reviews, and arbitrations.

The position offers interesting and challenging work, including responsibility for the following:
– Drafting pleadings, affidavits, opinions and briefs
– Conducting examinations
– Frequent appearances in regular and special chambers
– Advocacy before Arbitrators, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal.

To succeed in this role you will need strong analytical skills, superior oral and written advocacy and exceptional communication skills. You must enjoy working as part of a team and possess strong client relations skills.

Qualifications

A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D) with a minimum of 4 years of civil litigation experience. The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and is required to have litigation experience.

Salary

Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate?s qualifications.

Below is the minimum number of years required for each classification:
– Legal Counsel 2: 4 years to 13 years of related experience is required ($4,391.03 – $5,600.88 bi-weekly)
– Legal Counsel 3: More than 12 years of related experience is required ($5,535.55 – $6,467.12 bi-weekly)

Notes

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a Security Screening.
This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies

How to Apply

Please submit your application on-line by clicking on the button “APPLY NOW” below. Applicants can track competition status on-line. Only one file can be uploaded. Please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.

YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID 1040136 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION.

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resource Services, 9th Floor John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 – 97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Legal Counsel
Edmonton and Calgary
Job Opening 1040136
Closing Date: February 1, 2017

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: , AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-23
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