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Staff Lawyer Position – Yarmouth




Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia practicing primarily criminal law, as well as some family and social justice law.  This is 12 month contract position, with the opportunity for permanency.

Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding of criminal, family and social justice law.  Candidates should have experience in representing clients before the courts.  Competency to conduct legal proceedings in both the English and French languages would be an asset.  Start date to be in August 2019.

Salary Range:  Per Legal Aid salary scale based on “Relevant Experience” as determined by the Commission at time of hire, plus benefits.

Closing Date:     Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Reply To:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street,
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8
Tel: 902-420-6571

You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development.

You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  We have an Employment Equity Policy and welcome applications from historically disadvantaged groups, including: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application form, cover letter, or resume.

While we appreciate receiving all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applications will be held in strict confidence.