Staff Lawyer Positions – Land Titles Clarification Project



 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:  Reporting to the Internal Operations Director for the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission, two (2) Contract Staff Lawyer positions are being created as part of the Land Titles Clarification Project. These positions will be dedicated to the land title clarification areas of North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville and Sunnyville. The lawyers filling these positions will be located in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and will be required to travel to other parts of Nova Scotia, including Antigonish and Guysborough Counties. The successful candidates will be working with African Nova Scotia residents in the land titles clarification areas to assist them in obtaining clear title. The lawyers filling these positions are required to have an understanding of the African Nova Scotian community, and the unique context of each individual community, its historical significance, and the current challenges. Start date is to be as soon as possible.


  • Must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
  • Candidates should have 2-5 years’ experience.
  • Candidates must have experience in Real Estate, Estate & Probate law, along with experience in representing clients before the courts.
  • Candidates must be qualified as Land Registration Act (LRA) lawyers, or have the ability to meet this condition within sixty (60) days of commencement of employment.

 Specialty Statement(s):

  • Significant travel within Nova Scotia will be required. A valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle are required.

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

Closing Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 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

The primary area of responsibility for those filling these positions will be delivering all of the legal services required to assist residents engaged in the Land Titles Clarification Project, who live in the five specific Nova Scotia communities noted above. Due to the nature of the project, these are designated positions that are restricted to persons belonging to the African Nova Scotian Community.

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.