Financial Services Officer/Analyst Position

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION

FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFICER/ANALYST

Position:  Seeking an experienced Financial Services Officer/Analyst for a position located in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.

The Financial Services Officer/Analyst (FSO) will have responsibility for maintaining the accounting system/general ledger of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. As well, the FSO will be responsible for due diligence on accounts payable and banking. The FSO will provide accurate and appropriate financial information on Commission activities, which includes preparing and analyzing financial reports and preparing monthly internal financial statements.  The position works closely with and supports the Director of Finance (DOF) and the rest of the finance team.

Ideal Abilities and Skills

  • Minimum 3 year post-secondary professional accounting training plus 5 years related experience or an acceptable equivalent of training combined with experience.
  • Proficient in accounting and financial programs, Sage 300 would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Proficiency in preparing financial reports.
  • The FSO must be able to perform administrative support duties for the DOF.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills, and a capacity to work under pressure of deadlines and multiple competing priorities.

Salary Level:  Under review

Deadline for Applications:  Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Reply To:
Submit your resume with cover letter to:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS    B3J 3M8
Amy.Dickson@nslegalaid.ca

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.

Staff Lawyer Position – Windsor

STAFF LAWYER POSITION

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID

 

Position:  Contract Staff Lawyer position in Windsor, Nova Scotia practicing family law, with the possibility of some criminal law.

Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding of Family Law.  Candidate 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 as soon as possible.

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

Closing Date:     Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Reply To:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS   B3J 3M8
902-420-3471 Fax
Amy.Dickson@nslegalaid.ca

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.

Land Title Initiative Service Now Available

Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is pleased to announce that it has hired two Staff Lawyers from African Nova Scotian communities and two Legal Assistants to staff its two Land Title Initiative (LTI) Offices. Our Halifax LTI Office is now open for business and is located at: Suite 402, 5475 Spring Garden Road. The second LTI Office will be located at Suite 300, 99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. It is anticipated that staff will commence operational duties in the Dartmouth Office in late June. Lawyers from those offices will be traveling to Lincolnville, Sunnyville, and the other communities for meetings as well.

NSLA will provide service assisting Nova Scotians to obtain title to their land in the five Communities of East Preston, North Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville, and Sunnyville. These five communities, among others, have suffered from historical discrimination that has prevented people from receiving legal title to the land they own. The Province is working with stakeholders, including NSLA, to remove barriers to the clarification of land ownership and address the unequal treatment that African Nova Scotians have faced.

Service provided will include:

  • obtaining a Certificate of Title under the Land Titles Clarification Act (LTCA) (which requires migration after issuance of the certificate);
  • migration under the Land Registration Act;
  • Court-ordered declarations and negotiation between private parties; and
  • applications under the Probate Act/Intestate Succession Act.

Applicants for service under this Initiative will not need to meet financial eligibility guidelines. Files will be assessed for merit and we can only provide service in the above five communities. Please contact our Halifax LTI Office @ 902-420-8845 to apply for legal service. You can also apply online @https://www.nslegalaid.ca/online-application/ or by completing an Application in any Legal Aid Office. Any inquiries can be sent to lti@nslegalaid.ca. Also, the fax number is 902-420-6561.

More information on the Provincial initiative is available here: https://novascotia.ca/natr/titles-clarification/

2018-2019 Business Plan

We are pleased to share the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2018-2019 Business Plan which can be found here:  NS Legal Aid Commission 2018-2019 Business Plan. The Business Plan can also be found in Legal Aid Publications under the About Us tab.

Staff Lawyer Position – Sydney

STAFF LAWYER POSITION
NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, Nova Scotia practicing criminal law with the possibility of some criminal duty counsel work.

Qualifications: Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding of Criminal Law. Candidate 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 as soon as possible.

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

Closing Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Reply To:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8
902-420-3471 Fax
Amy.Dickson@nslegalaid.ca

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.

Staff Lawyer Position – Sydney

STAFF LAWYER POSITION

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID

 

Position:  Contract Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, Nova Scotia practicing family law.

Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding of Family Law. Candidate 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 as soon as possible.

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

Closing Date:     Friday, June 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Reply To:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS   B3J 3M8
902-420-3471 Fax
Amy.Dickson@nslegalaid.ca

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.

 

Legal Aid Bears

Pictured are some of the NSLA Bears in support of Bear Witness Day on May 10th. In our Yarmouth Office, Bear couldn’t make it so his friend Moose visited. Further details regarding this initiative can be found at: https://fncaringsociety.com/BearWitness

Bear Witness Day – May 10, 2018

Below you will find the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada’s information card regarding Bear Witness Day. Further details can be found at:  https://fncaringsociety.com/BearWitness

NSLA is committed to serving Mi’kmaq families and communities and helping to address over-representation of Indigenous children in child protection matters. To show our support for Jordan’s Principle Implementation, NSLA staff will bring bears to work on May 10th.

Human Resources Specialist Position – Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION

Position:  Seeking an experienced Human Resources Specialist for a position located in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.

The Human Resources Specialist (HRS) will have responsibility for the day-to-day human resources management of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (The Commission). The HRS will maintain knowledge of the human resource priorities of the Commission, and will work closely with the Internal Operations Director (IOD) to achieve the deliverables. The HRS must also have a broad range of knowledge relating to the activities and policies of the Commission.

Ideal Abilities and Skills

  • University Degree, or College Certificate, in Human Resources Management, and five years of relevant experience.
  • Overall, the incumbent must possess excellent writing and communication skills, including attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills, and a capacity to work under pressure of deadlines and multiple competing priorities.
  • The incumbent must be able to perform demanding duties which require the ability to work independently or as part of a team, initiative and judgment in areas where established routines and guidelines do not always exist, in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment is an asset.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge and facility with programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Proficiency in preparing written reports and documents.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license, as some travel within Nova Scotia will be required.

Salary Level:  Under review

Deadline for Applications:  Friday, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Reply To:
Submit your resume with cover letter to:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS    B3J 3M8
Amy.Dickson@nslegalaid.ca

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.

Legal Assistant Positions – Land Title Initiative

FULL-TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION (1)
AND
PART-TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION (1)
NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION

In 1963, a legislative process was created to clear up land title, and ownership, issues for residents who live in thirteen specific communities within Nova Scotia. The process allows residents in these Land Title Clarification areas to give information to the government about how they (or those from whom they have inherited or bought the land) have used and occupied the land for at least 20 years.

Position:  Two experienced Legal Assistants, for one-year contract positions, are being sought as part of the Land Title Initiative. They will be dedicated to the land title clarification areas of North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville and Sunnyville. These positions will be located in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).The successful candidates will provide administrative support to the legal teams working with the residents in the land clarification areas to obtain clear title. An understanding of the African Nova Scotian community and the unique context of each individual community, its historical significance, and the current challenges would be an asset. Start date is to be as soon as possible.

Ideal Abilities and Skills:

  • Minimum Grade 12 High School Diploma.
  • Paralegal or 5 years’ equivalent training or related relevant experience in the areas of property and estate law.
  • Experience working with the public and knowledge of real estate, estate & probate and community programs.
  • Ability to work independently, to take initiative and to use judgment in matters of extreme confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.
  • The candidate should be proficient in transcription of dictation with excellent typing and communication skills, including attention to detail, accuracy and capacity to work under pressure of deadlines and multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment is an asset.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Salary Level:  Clerical Classification and Pay Plan (CL), plus benefits.

Deadline for Applications:  Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Reply To:
Submit resume with cover letter to:

Amy Dickson
Operations Administrative Assistant
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8
902-420-3471 Fax
Amy.Dickson@nslegalaid.ca

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.

These are term opportunities with a scheduled end date of December 2019.

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