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Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oct 17, 2017
Full time
As an administrative assistant at Alberta Community and Social Services/Children's Services, every day will be different. Our offices are fast paced and deadline driven all while providing compassionate service to vulnerable Albertans. Reporting to the Divisional Coordinator, the ideal candidate is responsible for providing confidential and timely administrative and specialized support to seconded Justice lawyers and their team members. As an integral part of the Legal Services administrative team, the ideal candidate is responsible for preparing correspondence, briefing notes, legal documents and other materials according to established legal standards, implementing a broad range of Ministry administrative policies and activities, responding to external requests, and using adaptability and creativity in working with staff to meet deadlines. In addition, the position provides electronic file and document management support as a part of an administrative support team. We are looking for team players who can think and work independently as well as support team members doing a variety of duties while adhering to time sensitive processes requiring a high degree of accuracy. You will exercise your strong talents in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, to ensure the day to day administrative duties are carried out smoothly. As the perfect candidate for this role, your attention to detail and well-developed decision making skills will help you prepare correspondence, agendas, action requests, tables and charts, and under the direction of the lawyers, the preparation and/or drafting of contracts, agreements and other legal documents, as well as reviewing documents for accuracy. Your exceptional organizational and prioritization skills will assist you in meeting deadlines while producing quality work that will lead to your success. In addition to your resume, please include a mandatory cover letter that describes how you meet the qualifications below. Qualifications High school diploma and a minimum of 2 years of related experience are required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) is required. Knowledge and understanding of the legal environment is considered an asset. Salary $1,691.44 to $2,066.65 bi-weekly Notes This competition may be used to fill future vacancies with the Government of Alberta. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. Please ensure that you include your contact information including email address on resume. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Cindy Zaiffdeen, Human Resource Services, 8th Floor, Park Plaza, 10611 ? 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 2P7. Phone: 780-644-2545. For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html Position Profile Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/jobs/positionprofile/pp1045412.htm Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted, via email.
Government of Alberta Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Oct 13, 2017
Full time
Lethbridge   Open competition   October 25, 2017   Legal Administration 2   Justice and Solicitor General   The Government of Alberta offers diverse and rewarding career opportunities for everyone - from individuals beginning their careers to those with lots of experience. Our staffing principles ensure staffing decisions are based on merit, with consistent and fair processes.   In this role you will be working for three to four Court of Queen's Bench Justices and will perform certain administrative functions for them including organizing and sorting incoming mail, applications, orders, briefs, emails, memoranda and telephone calls. You will prepare correspondence and assist with typing and/or formatting and filing judgments. You will help arrange business travel plans, and prepare claims. You will work with other assistants in a team fashion when necessary as well as perform other related administrative tasks as assigned by the Judiciary. A high degree of confidentiality and accuracy, tact and diplomacy is required.   This role is an integral part of the Justice team and requires good interpersonal skills to deal with other members of the team including trial coordinators, security, judicial clerks, legal counsel and IT support amongst others. This position requires a person who possesses excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills when performing administrative functions for the Justices of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.   Two year diploma in a related field (e.g. Legal Assistant Diploma), plus a minimum of one year progressively responsible related administrative or senior legal secretarial experience. Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. Equivalencies will be considered.   $1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly   Successful candidates will be required to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government. Candidates with lesser qualification may be considered at a lower classification.   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. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID 1045410 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, to: Jennifer Montes, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 2640 AMEC Place, 801 - 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3W2. Fax: 403-355-4747.   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) -   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. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Jennifer Montes at Phone: 403-592-8176. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oct 11, 2017
Full time
Calgary   Open competition   October 11, 2017   Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk   Justice and Solicitor General   If you thrive in a continually evolving work environment and are client driven, Calgary Regional Courts has a permanent Judicial Clerk position for you!   As a Judicial Clerk, you will represent the administration of both courts in a responsible and professional manner that reflects the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta.   Working Within a Team Environment, Your Responsibilities Will Include   Accurately preparing and arranging daily court files Completing all court related data entry into Alberta Justice Database(s) Contributing positively and actively sharing information with the entire Court Services Team and other Alberta Justice Stakeholders Calling court to order, swearing in witnesses, maintaining the order and dignity of the courtroom, cataloguing and securing court exhibits and creating an accurate record of court proceedings Traveling to circuit court locations to provide onsite paralegal support to both the Court and counter service as required Filing of documents at the counter General office duties   As The Ideal Candidate You Possess   A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail while working in highly stressful conditions The ability to multi-task and complete all duties while working within tight deadlines The ability to adapt to frequent change in a demanding work environment Exceptional communication, both written and verbal skills and a strong client focus Experience using computer software programs Experience in accurately processing large volumes of cash transactions The ability to succeed both in a team environment and independently, while at all times embodying the Values of the Alberta Public Service of Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Excellence The flexibility to work overtime as required   Judicial Clerk: High School diploma and minimum six months of related experience.   Senior Judicial Clerk: High School diploma and minimum two years of related experience, including 18 months of directly related experience as a Judicial Clerk and the successful completion of the departmental para-legal program.   Experience using MS Office (Word) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a courthouse or as a legal assistant/paralegal. A Legal Assistant or   Paralegal Certificate or Diploma will be considered an asset.   Related post-secondary education will be considered an asset.   Knowledge of Civil and Sheriff Entry System (CASES), the Justice On-Line Information Network (JOIN), along with the digital recording system (FTR) are also considered assets. Equivalencies will be considered.   Judicial Clerk: $1,616.31 to $1,970.04 bi-weekly   Senior Judicial Clerk: $1,902.55 to $2,335.00 bi-weekly   This position involves extensive keyboarding and extended periods of sitting and/or standing.   The successful candidate must have the ability to lift files/boxes/exhibits to a maximum weight of 25 lbs.   Candidates invited for an interview will be required to complete a typing test as part of the selection process.   Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition will be used to fill current or future vacancies in the Government of Alberta. Only candidates possessing Judicial Clerk experience may be considered at the higher classification level and salary.   Online applications are preferred. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID: 1045371 to Mercedez Lynchuk at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources Services, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7. Phone# 780 644-7486.   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sep 12, 2017
Full time
Open competition   September 13, 2017   Legal Administration 2 (015LAA)   Justice and Solicitor General   Court of Appeal, Edmonton - Do you have experience providing executive assistance within a challenging and dynamic work environment? If so, the Court of Appeal has an exciting opportunity to provide executive support to Justices of the Court of Appeal.   Responsiblities   As a Judicial Assistant, working in a team environment, you will be responsible to provide comprehensive administrative support to one or more Justices of the Court of Appeal, including but not limited to   Managing calendars, scheduling appointments and updating diaries Documenting and processing budgetary/claim expenses Typing, editing and proofreading judgments, including researching and verifying case and statute citations, to ensure accuracy of the finished product prior to filing Researching and preparing correspondence and memoranda of a highly complex and confidential nature Preparing material for court hearings Handling of sensitive and confidential information Establishing and maintaining filing systems Handling incoming telephone inquiries and mail Coordinating travel arrangements Coordinating meetings and conferences - which includes organizing and assembling all documents required Performing other related administrative tasks as requested   The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong communication and problem solving skills and will be highly motivated and creative in managing multiple projects with competing deadlines. To succeed in this role you must exercise a high level of professionalism, flexibility, and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will also possess strong leadership skills and have a well-developed ability to work independently.   A two-year diploma in a related field plus a minimum of two years progressively responsible related experience. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of one year of education for one year of related experience or one year of experience for one year of related education.   Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel are required. Typing speed of at least 75 wpm is required. Selected candidates may be asked to complete a typing and grammar test.   A Legal Assistant/Paralegal diploma, experience within the court system, and/or familiarity with Novell GroupWise will be considered an asset.   Previous supervisory experience will also be considered an asset, as there may be opportunities to act in a supervisory role.   $1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly   This is a one year temporary position.   Please list on your resume/cover letter your level of proficiency with MS Word and Excel.   This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time vacancies.   Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.   Final candidates for this competition will be asked to undergo Security Screening.   Please submit your application online by selecting the "Apply Now" tab , located on the top or bottom of this posting, and following the corresponding prompts. As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.   If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application, quoting the Job ID, to Kayla Sieruga, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7; or by fax at 780-644-1395.   Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are most often sent out via email.   For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, we recommend that they obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include their IQAS assessment certificate as part of their resume.   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Government of Alberta Hinton, Alberta, Canada
Aug 30, 2017
Full time
Hinton Courthouse is looking for professional individuals to provide quality work as a frontline representative. If you are a professional individual dedicated to client service and would like to be a part of an enthusiastic and diverse team, we have the opportunity for you! As a Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk, you will represent the administration of the Courts in a responsible and professional manner that reflects the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta. The shifting priorities between the courtroom and assisting the public and lawyers at the counter provides diversity on a daily basis. Your key responsibilities will include court, counter and office duties and will be the following but are not limited to: - Organizing and managing administrative processes within the courtroom for both civil and criminal proceedings. - Maintaining the court record, including operation of the digital recording system; maintaining the decorum of the court - Entering and being responsible for exhibits entered into the record - Liaising with judiciary, lawyers, police and general public - Reviewing and filing documents in adherence with the Alberta Rules of Court and various Provincial and Federal statutes - Providing assistance to the public and legal community at the counter - General office duties, including telephone, fax and incoming mail - Travel to three Circuit Court locations (Jasper, Edson and Grande Cache) The ideal candidates will possess: - Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills - Strong problem solving skills - Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task - A high degree of accuracy while meeting high volume demands - Exceptional time management skills - Ability to adapt to changing environments and ability to handle high stress situations - Excellent keyboarding skills Qualifications Judicial Clerk : High School diploma and minimum six months of related experience. Senior Judicial Clerk : High School diploma and minimum two years of related experience, including 18 months of directly related experience as a Judicial Clerk and the successful completion of the departmental para-legal program. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a courthouse or as a legal assistant/paralegal. Customer service experience, along with experience dealing with cash register/balancing are considered assets. Knowledge of Civil and Sheriff Entry System (CASES), the Justice On-Line Information Network (JOIN), along with the digital recording system (FTR) is also considered assets. A Legal Assistant or Paralegal Certificate or Diploma would be beneficial. Equivalencies will be considered. Related post-secondary education will be considered an asset. Salary Judicial Clerk : $22.29 per hour to $27.17 per hour Sr. Judicial Clerk : $26.24 per hour to $32.20 per hour Notes A valid Driver(s) License (class 5) and a reliable vehicle are required for travel to circuit Court locations (please mention it on the resume). This position requires Canadian Citizenship in order to obtain a Justice of the Peace appointment. This position may require extended periods of sitting and/or standing. The candidate must have the ability to lift files/exhibits to a weight of 25 lbs. Only candidates possessing Judicial Clerk experience may be considered at the higher classification level and salary. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time and part-time vacancies. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Mercedez Lynchuk at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources Services, 9th Floor John E Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7, Fax # 780-644-1395. Phone #780-644-7486. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. 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/iqas. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Aug 29, 2017
Full time
Edmonton Open competition September 8, 2017 Legal Officer 4 Alberta Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner The Alberta Ombudsman provides oversight of the provincial government to ensure fair treatment through independent investigations, recommendations and education within Alberta government authorities, professional organizations and the Patient Concerns Resolution Process of Alberta Health Services. Under the authority of the Ombudsman Act, the Ombudsman can investigate written complaints received from any individual or group or commence an investigation on his own motion or at the request of a Minister. The Public Interest Commissioner oversees the disclosure and investigation of significant and serious matters in or relating to departments, public entities or offices of the Legislature. Under the authority of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act, the Commissioner investigates written complaints received. As the sole legal counsel for the offices of the Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner, you will direct and oversee the legal work of the two offices through to execution; review and comment on legislation and provisions of legal services; and provide advice and consultation to all staff in the area of legal services. For success in the position, you must possess expert knowledge of legal practices, theories and legislation relative to administrative law and process. You have direct knowledge of provincial statutes, regulations, policies and applicable legislation and the ability to research and analyze through online resources. You also have a keen understanding of the business of the two offices including knowledge of various stakeholder groups and familiarity with issues, trends and directions. You will need to have experience working with people of varied backgrounds and demonstrate sound judgement. All of this expertise enables you to direct and oversee the legal work of the two offices through to execution. You are an active member of the Law Society of Alberta with a minimum of 11 years of post-bar legal experience, with a preference of 15 years plus. Bi-weekly Salary Range: $6,337.96 - $6,970.31 Annual Salary Range: $165,420.76 - $181,925.09 Online applications are preferred. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID 1044488, to: Deepak Joy, Corporate Officer, 9925- 109 Street NW, Suite 700, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8. Phone: 780-427-2756 Fax: 780-427-2759 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) - Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities: We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Seniority Level Associate Industry Nonprofit Organization Management Government Administration Financial Services Employment Type Full-time  
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Aug 23, 2017
Full time
$47,188 - $57,795 a year The Provincial Approvals Section is looking for motivated individuals to fill the Legal Administrator positions! Reporting to the Team Lead, this position performs a range of administrative, operational and consultative activities relating to public land administration. The role of the legal administrator is to review and process land related documents received from applicants, including applications for disposition, notations, reservations, assignments, renewals, amendments, cancellations and registrations of encumbrances for designated activities related to public land handled within the Provincial Approvals Section. This work is completed in accordance with the Public Lands Act and the Public Land Administration Regulation and a variety of other pieces of legislation and policies. ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT: In this fast paced and exciting office, you will be working with a team of legal administrator professionals located in downtown Edmonton. Regular and on-going contact with team members, disposition holders, lawyers, members of the public, and representatives from other Ministries to discuss land-related challenges and disposition contracts. Qualifications Two-year diploma in a related field such as: legal assistant, paralegal program, land agent, or land administration is required. Computer skills and experience in using MS Word and Outlook is also required. Equivalencies will be considered. Competencies Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=9 http://www.psc.alberta.ca/learning/apscompetencies/apscomp-self-assessment-questionnaire.pdf AGILITY to act both independently and as part of a team to quickly assess situations and effectively work in a changing environment. DRIVE FOR RESULTS ability to work with others to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization and to set priorities while facing tight deadlines. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGEMENT to assess options and implications and make recommendations for improvement to procedures and processes that could result in greater efficiency. DEVELOP NETWORKS proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders. Salary $1,808.00 to $2,214.38 bi-weekly ($47,188 to $57,795 per annum) Notes This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary. What we offer: - Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm - Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf - Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2 - Leadership and mentorship programs - Professional learning and development - Positive workplace culture and work-life balance How to Apply Online applications are preferred. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_104XXXX). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Solange Marques at (780) 644-4556. 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/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. Position Profile Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities: Coming Soon! Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Solange Marques at (780) 644-4556. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.  
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Aug 22, 2017
Full time
The Court of Appeal is looking for a lawyer to join the Calgary office as a Case Management Officer (CMO). The CMO reports to the Chief Justice of Alberta for functional purposes and to the Court's Executive Director & Registrar for administrative purposes and works in close proximity with the Courts' List Management Justices. The Court of Appeal Act and the Alberta Rules of Court provide the CMO a quasi-judicial jurisdiction to assist the Court with respect to the management of matters before it including: categorizing an appeal as a fast track appeal or a standard appeal,   enforcing, staying, shortening or extending times or deadlines,   permitting filing of deficient documents, amending documents and varying the contents or format of documents to be filed,   restoring appeals by consent, and   calling the appeal lists and setting, adjourning and re-scheduling matters for hearing. The CMO monitors individual appeals to identify and resolve issues related to their timely and effective progress. This includes analyzing procedural and legal questions, suggesting available courses of action and making administrative decisions, all in accordance with the Court of Appeal Act , Alberta Rules of Court, Consolidated Practice Directions and internal protocols. The CMO acts as: a direct liaison between the parties to an appeal (or their lawyers) and the Court,   a subject matter expert on committees and projects affecting the Court of Appeal, and   an advisor, gathering information for the Chief Justice, List Management Justices and Executive Director & Registrar on issues related to appeal trends and court procedures. In doing so, the CMO will take a leadership role in recommending amendments to the Rules of Court, Practice Directions and internal procedures for the purposes of streamlining and improving the timely resolution of appeals. The CMO works: in the Registry and is required to provide procedural advice and direction to the judges of the Court of Appeal, Registry staff, other internal staff, lawyers and their support staff and self-represented litigants on all matters relating to an appeal, and   in conjunction with the Edmonton CMO and provides cover-off when required. To be successful in this role you must possess the following skills: exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written),   effective legal analysis skills,   the capacity to identify procedural issues and to make timely suggestions or directions for resolution,   the ability to confidently and competently make and defend administrative decisions,   the ability to be proactive in recognizing and resolving procedural matters that may impact the judiciary or the Court's operations,   effective and efficient time management skills, and   strong coordination and organizational skills. Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree accompanied by a strong academic record and eligibility for entrance to the Law Society of Alberta. A minimum of 8-12 years of legal experience is required. A solid understanding of civil and criminal procedure, the Alberta Rules of Court and the Criminal Code is required. Extensive knowledge of the Court's policies, procedures and protocols is also required. The following would be considered assets: experience in private practice and in legal research and analyzing data,   experience with complex or difficult situations and conflict resolution, and   a relationship with the Calgary and Southern Alberta Bar. Equivalencies will be considered. Salary Salary commensurate with experience: 8 years exp. - $6,210.33 bi-weekly 9 years exp. - $6,396.62 bi-weekly 10 years exp. - $6,588.54 bi-weekly 11 years exp. - $6,787.41 bi-weekly 12 years exp. - $6,833.07 bi-weekly Notes This is a two-year contract position from the date of commencement. Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time and part-time vacancies. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and/or salary. How to Apply Please submit your application online by selecting the "Apply Now" tab , located on the top or bottom of this posting, and following the corresponding prompts. Interested candidates should provide a persuasive cover letter accompanied by a resume and references. As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application, quoting the Job ID , to Kayla Sieruga, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; or by fax at 780-644-1395. Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are most often sent out via email. For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, we recommend that they obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include their IQAS assessment certificate as part of their resume. http://www.alberta.ca/iqas.aspx Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Government of Alberta Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Jul 30, 2017
Full time
Fort McMurray Court is looking for professional individuals to provide quality work as a frontline representative. If you are a professional individual dedicated to client service and would like to be a part of an enthusiastic and diverse team, we have the opportunity for you! As a Judicial Clerk / Senior Judicial Clerk, you will represent the administration of the Courts in a responsible and professional manner that reflects the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta. The shifting priorities between the courtroom and assisting the public and lawyers at the counter provides diversity on a daily basis. Your key responsibilities will include court, counter and office duties and will be the following but are not limited to: - Organizing and managing administrative processes within the courtroom for both civil and criminal proceedings. - Maintaining the court record, including operation of the digital recording system; maintaining the decorum of the court - Entering and being responsible for exhibits entered into the record - Liaising with judiciary, lawyers, police and general public - Reviewing and filing documents in adherence with the Alberta Rules of Court and various Provincial and Federal statutes - Providing assistance to the public and legal community at the counter - General office duties, including telephone, fax and incoming mail - Travel to Circuit Court locations. The ideal candidates will possess: - Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills - Strong problem solving skills - Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task - A high degree of accuracy while meeting high volume demands - Exceptional time management skills - Ability to adapt to changing environments and ability to handle high stress situations - Excellent keyboarding skills. Qualifications High School diploma and minimum six months of related experience. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a courthouse or as a legal assistant/paralegal. Customer service experience, along with experience dealing with cash register/balancing are considered assets. Knowledge of Civil and Sheriff Entry System (CASES), the Justice On-Line Information Network (JOIN), along with the digital recording system (FTR) is also considered assets. A Legal Assistant or Paralegal Certificate or Diploma would be beneficial. Equivalencies will be considered. Salary $1,616.31 to $2,335.00 bi-weekly Notes A valid Driver?s License (class 5) (please mention it on the resume). This position requires Canadian Citizenship in order to obtain a Justice of the Peace appointment. This position may require extended periods of sitting and/or standing. The candidate must have the ability to lift files/exhibits to a weight of 25 lbs. Only candidates possessing Judicial Clerk experience may be considered at the higher classification level and salary. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time and part-time vacancies. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. Related post-secondary education will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be eligible to receive an attraction bonus along with a Fort McMurray allowance. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, XXXXX to: Mercedez Lynchuk at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources Services, 9th fl John E Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7 , fax # 780-644-1395. Or phone 780-644-7486. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. 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/iqas. 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 and only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Government of Alberta Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Jul 18, 2017
Full time
  Scope   Open Competition   Closing Date   July 17, 2017   Classification   013JCA/015JCA   Ministry   Alberta Justice and Solicitor General   About Us   To learn more about what our ministry is all about, follow the link at http://justice.alberta.ca   Role   Lethbridge Provincial Court - If you are an individual who is motivated, hardworking, and ready to face challenges head on, then this is your perfect opportunity! Lethbridge Provincial Court has one permanent position. To be successful in this role, you must excel in a fast paced environment and enjoy the challenges of working within all areas of Provincial Court. Lethbridge Provincial Court is looking for a professional individual to provide quality work as a frontline representative. If you are a professional individual dedicated to client service and would like to be a part of an enthusiastic and diverse team, we have the opportunity for you! As a Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk, you will represent the administration of the Courts in a responsible and professional manner that reflects the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta. The shifting priorities between the courtroom and assisting the public and lawyers at the counter provides diversity on a daily basis. Your key responsibilities will include court, counter and office duties and will be the following but are not limited to: - Organizing and managing administrative processes within the courtroom for both civil and criminal proceedings - Maintaining the court record, including operation of the digital recording system; maintaining the decorum of the court - Entering and being responsible for exhibits entered into the record - Liaising with judiciary, lawyers, police and general public - Reviewing and filing documents in adherence with the Alberta Rules of Court and various Provincial and Federal statutes - Providing assistance to the public and legal community at the counter and on the phone - General office duties, including telephone, fax and incoming mail The ideal candidates will possess: - Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills - Strong problem solving skills - Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task - A high degree of accuracy while meeting high volume demands - Exceptional time management skills - Ability to adapt to changing environments and ability to handle high stress situations - Excellent keyboarding skills -The flexibility to work overtime as required   Qualifications   Judicial Clerk: High School diploma and minimum six months of related experience. Senior Judicial Clerk: High School diploma and minimum two years of related experience, including 18 months of directly related experience as a Judicial Clerk and the successful completion of the departmental paralegal program. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a courthouse or as a legal assistant/paralegal. Knowledge of Civil and Sheriff Entry System (CASES), the Justice On-Line Information Network (JOIN), along with the digital recording system (FTR) is also considered assets. A Legal Assistant or Paralegal Certificate or Diploma would be beneficial. Equivalencies will be considered. Related post-secondary education will be considered an asset.   Salary   Judicial Clerk: $1,616.31 to $1,970.04 bi-weekly Sr. Judicial Clerk: $1,902.55 to $2,335.00 bi-weekly   Notes   This position requires Canadian Citizenship in order to obtain a Justice of the Peace appointment. This position involves extensive keyboarding and extended periods of sitting and/or standing. The successful candidate must have the ability to lift files/exhibits to a weight of 25 lbs. This position may be required to work overtime as court sittings can run late. A valid Drivers License (Class 5) and a reliable vehicle are required to travel to circuit court locations (please mention on resume). Only candidates possessing Judicial Clerk experience may be considered at the higher classification level and salary. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time and part-time vacancies. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. Your valid e-mail address and the Competition # must be included with your application. Please note that Interview Invitations will be sent out by e-mail.   How to Apply   Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Mercedez Lynchuk at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources Services, 9th fl John E Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7 or Fax 780 644-1395. Or Phone 780-644-7486. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. 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://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx 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.  
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jul 11, 2017
Full time
The Social Enhancement Legal Team - Calgary has an opportunity for a permanent lawyer to join their team. The Social Enhancement Legal Team provides largely a litigation based practice and provides legal services to Child and Family Services, Human Services, Maintenance Enforcement, and Hague Convention matters (International Child Abduction). In our office you will handle a litigation practice that requires you to appear before all levels of court and administrative tribunals. This position offers interesting and challenging work. As a member of SELT Calgary - your key responsibilities include: - Managing a heavy workload with complex cases - Conducting legal research - Drafting legal opinions and legal pleadings - Providing advice on legislation and other matters of law - Providing training and education to clients and colleagues The ideal candidate would possess: - Knowledge of Child Welfare and Family Law - Knowledge of Maintenance Enforcement Act and the Maintenance Enforcement Recalculations Program - Trial experience - Administrative law experience - Excellent advocacy and alternate dispute resolution skills - Ability to think strategically - Excellent problem solving skills - Eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta and related experience Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D) with a minimum of 4 years of related legal experience. Trial experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative law 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 Below is the minimum number of years required for each classification: - Legal Counsel 1: 0 years to 4 years of related experience is required ($3,055.53 - 3,936.73) - 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 This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary positions. Final candidates for this competition will be asked to undergo a Security Screening. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. Please submit your application on-line by clicking on the button "APPLY NOW" below. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID 1043470 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION. Silvia Tauscher, Human Resource Services, 9th Floor John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7. Fax: 780 644-1395. JSG.HumanResourceServices@gov.ab.ca . 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. Please provide a valid email address as only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted via email.
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jul 07, 2017
Full time
Scope   Open competition   Closing Date   July 17, 2017   Classification   Legal Officer (LO1) or Legal Officer 2 (LO2)   Ministry   Justice and Solicitor General   About Us   The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is responsible for providing support and services to Albertans by protecting and advocating for individuals who are unable to make personal and financial decisions. The OPGT administers the property of minor children and deceased persons. Additionally the OPGT provides information, education and support to the public, private guardians and private trustees. To learn more about the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee please visit: http://humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship.html   Role   As a lawyer for the Public Guardian and Public Trustee you will be appearing at all levels of Court, interpreting personal directives, powers of attorney, wills and trust instruments, drafting legal proceedings and providing legal advice on legislation and other matters of law. We are seeking a self-motivated individual capable of taking on important responsibilities, ability to work in a team environment and willing to respond to high volume workload demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, along with the ability to do in-depth and detailed work. This position requires excellent interpersonal, analytical, and time management skills along with a commitment to the Vision and Values of the Alberta Public Service. If you are interested in a career that is unique and makes a difference in the lives of others, apply today.   Qualifications   A Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) or Juris Doctor (JD) and must have related experience in as outlined below: Legal Officer 1: 1 to 4 years of experience Legal Officer 2: 4 to 11 years of experience The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Experience commencing and conducting legal proceedings at all levels of the court in respect to matters relating to represented adults (guardianship and trusteeship), deceased estates and minors (Minors Property Act) will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit competency in both barrister and solicitor functions.   Salary   Legal Officer 1: $3,055.53 to $3,936.73 bi-weekly Legal Officer 2: $4,391.03 to $5,600.88 bi-weekly   Notes   This competition will used to fill one temporary vacancy (1 year term) in our Calgary office. Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level across the Government of Alberta.   How to Apply   Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Katelynn Kelly at katelynn.kelly@gov.ab.ca. For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx   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.  
Government of Alberta Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Jul 06, 2017
Part time
  Closing Date   July 14, 2017   Classification   Administrative Support 5 (015ASA)   Ministry   Justice and Solicitor General   About Us   Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a Province-wide network of law libraries operating within Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Resolution and Court Administration Services (RCAS) Division. The Libraries provide access to legal information resources and legal research services to the legal community (judiciary, crown prosecutors, lawyers, law students and court employees), other libraries and the public. See also: www.lawlibrary.ab.ca   Role   Are you a dynamic, innovative person with a passion for delivering the best client experience? If so, the Alberta Law Libraries in Peace River has an opportunity for you! Reporting to the Team Lead (North), the successful candidate ensures the effective and efficient operation of the client, technical and administrative services at the Alberta Law Libraries Peace River location. Working in accordance with established policies, procedures and guidelines this position is responsible for the provision of the following services: Legal Information Services: - Clarify the nature, scope and extent of information required by clients - Provide legal and non-legal information and reference services using both print and electronic resources, including legislation, case law and secondary legal materials, as well as materials from other disciplines - Provide assistance and guidance in the use of the Libraries' collections, online catalogue and other online databases. Maintenance of the Library's Collections: - Ensure the relevance of the Libraries' collections to clients by gathering their input, comments and suggestions on a regular basis - Regularly shelve, shelf-read, loose-leaf file, submit materials for binding, and process invoices promptly for Head Office payment - Process new materials as required, including preparing cards, pockets and Labels; stamping and bar coding items; and updating holdings records in the Integrated Library System Administrative Support: - Record statistics - Liaise with other RCAS staff regarding physical facilities and administrative functions The Law Library Coordinator is responsible for providing the above services to a variety of clients including resident and visiting judges, local or visiting lawyers, local Court Services, other Government employees and the public. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced, changing work environment. The successful incumbent will possess well developed administrative skills along with strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Your communication skills and willingness to contribute in a collaborative setting will make you an asset to our team. Superior organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task will assist you in being successful in this role.   Qualifications   High School Diploma and a minimum of three years related office experience is required. A Library Technician Diploma and/or experience in a library environment and/or experience in the Courts would be considered assets. Equivalencies will be considered.   Salary   $884.77 to $1,083.26 bi-weekly   Notes   This is a Permanent Part-Time (48%) position. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies. Final applicants will be required to undergo a security screening.   How to Apply   YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Please note that Interview Invitations will be sent out by e-mail. Online applications are preferred. Please create your Profile using the same complete name that appears on your application/resume. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your lastname, then firstname(Smith,Joe_Resume) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please submit only ONE application. Regrettably, due to the large volume of applications, we cannot confirm that our office has received application packages. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. If you are UNABLE to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Ms. Berni Holowach at Berni.Holowach@gov.ab.ca: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, 9th Floor, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; Fax #: (780) 644-1395. 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) - https://www.alberta.ca/iqas.aspx 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. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition. Please follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/government-of-alberta  
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 25, 2017
Full time
JSG Legal Services Division has an exciting opportunity for at least one lawyer to join the Environmental Law Section (ELS). The Environmental Law Section (ELS) is committed to providing quality legal and related strategic advice to the Ministry of Environment and Parks (E&P) and the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. ELS lawyers provide advice related to legislation including the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Public Lands Act, the Forests Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Water Act, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act, and, the Provincial Parks Act. Our lawyers may also be involved in resource management policy development, contract review, hearing work and regulatory enforcement. ELS lawyers require strong legal, communication, systems thinking, time management and collaboration skills as well as a commitment to the Vision and Values of the Alberta Public Service. Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) and must have related legal experience as outlined below. - Legal Officer 1: 1 to 4 years of experience - Legal Officer 2: 4 to 11 years of experience - Legal Officer 3: 11 to to 14 years of experience The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Salary Legal Officer 1: $3,125.11 to $3,936.73 bi-weekly Legal Officer 2: $4,522.77 to $5,600.88 bi-weekly Legal Officer 3: $5,832.47 to $6,467.12 bi-weekly Notes This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies across the government. Final candidates for this position may be asked to undergo a Security Screening. Classification and salary will be determined based on the candidate's qualifications How to Apply Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Jelena Saric, Jelena.saric@gov.ab.ca or Fax: 780-644-1395. For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 18, 2017
Full time
Job description Edmonton   Open competition   May 24, 2017   Program Services 4   One of Alberta Justice's core businesses is to provide Legal and Strategic services to government; this is accomplished through our Legal Services Division. Legislative Counsel Office drafts government Bills and regulations for all Ministries, and all Orders in Council for Cabinet. Legislative Counsel Office also provides legal advice to the Lieutenant Governor's office and provides Alberta Queen's Printer with the documents needed for publishing legislation.   Reporting to the Chief Legislative Counsel, the Legislative Editor helps the lawyers in Legislative Counsel Office to develop consistent, sound and comprehensible legislation to meet the policy and legal objectives of all GoA ministries, and oversees the production of government public Bills for the Legislative Assembly and the preparation of Acts and regulations in various formats provided to Alberta Queen's Printer for publication.   In this role you will perform substantive editing of draft legislation: you will review and analyze content, structure, and style for sense, accuracy, clarity and unambiguous expression. You will recommend changes for improvement, providing critical commentary and queries that may raise issues of logic, policy, law and linguistic expression. You will review draft Bills and regulations for adherence to legislative drafting conventions and Alberta's drafting style.   Using strong editing and proofreading skills, you will review grammar, sentence structure, word choice, consistency of terminology, readability, and conciseness of expression; redraft provisions as necessary to remedy errors in structure, logic, language and grammar; and act as a sounding board for lawyers as they work on various approaches to unusual or complex problems, assisting them in developing solutions.   You will supervise two editors and oversee the preparation of public government Bills for printing, the consolidation of Acts and regulations, and the preparation of Acts, case bound annual volumes of statutes, loose-leaf statute update releases, and Part II of The Alberta Gazette, for publication by Alberta Queen's Printer.   University graduation in a related field such as English or Language Arts plus a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible editing experience.   Experience in a legal environment or using legislation would be considered an asset.   Equivalencies Will Be Considered On The Basis Of   1 year of education for 1 year of experience and 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.   $2,775.64 - $3,638.48 bi-weekly   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.   Final candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment.   Online applications are preferred. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.   Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.   If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Jelena Saric, via email at : Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca or by Mail/Fax to: Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB,T5J 3W7; or Fax: (780) 644-1395.   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) -   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.    
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 03, 2017
Contract
Job description Edmonton   Open competition   May 11, 2017   Legal Officer 1 - Legal Officer 3   Justice and Solicitor General   The Alberta Human Rights Act establishes the Alberta Human Rights Commission to carry out functions under the Act. The Commission is an independent commission created by the Government of Alberta, which reports to the Minister of Justice.   The Commission has a two-fold mandate: to foster equality and to reduce discrimination. It fulfills this mandate through public education and community initiatives, through the resolution and settlement of human rights complaints, and through human rights tribunal and court hearings.   In your role as Legal Counsel, primary responsibilities will be to review files and provide your opinion on merit and remedy, resolve files and process settlement agreements and payments, provide advice to the Director on complex and unusual legal matters, and provide legal support to regional office staff. You will also be responsible for preparing for and conducting TDR (Tribunal Dispute Resolution) sessions with the parties, attending preliminary hearings, and arguing matters on behalf of the Director at tribunal.   Other Highlights Of This Position Include   Responding to court request, submitting records and preparing for and attending court hearings; Updating legal opinions and creating new opinions requested by Regional/Assistant Directors; Issuing briefing summaries on new jurisprudence to regional offices; Providing legal reviews and opinions on individual files for Human Rights Officers; Providing input for changes to the Act, bylaws, policies, procedures and protocols; Reviewing materials maintained by Education and Engagement for training purposes; Supervising legal reviews and opinions conducted by external counsel for the Commission; Completing special projects requested by the Director; Sharing knowledge and championing human rights topics with other parties such as GoA Ministries, Law firms, Municipalities and other jurisdictions through the CASHRA network.   As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate the following competencies:   Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others within a dynamic environment, as well as on your own; Excellent project management and facilitation skills; A strong attention to detail and good decision-making skills; The ability to identify issues as well as new opportunities; Respond well under pressure; The ability to see the big picture and be proactive and adaptable; A positive outlook and a hardworking, professional attitude; Exceptional organizational and time-management skills; Well-developed analytical, research, and consultation skills that allow you to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of staff and external stakeholders.   A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and some related legal experience. Experience in Civil Litigation or Administrative Law is required. A strong understanding of Human Rights Law and Labour and Employment Law is required. Experience in written and oral advocacy, law of evidence, examination and cross examination of witnesses are essential. Mediation and alternative dispute resolution knowledge and experience is an asset.   $3,055.53 to $6,467.12 bi-weekly   This competition may be used to full current and future permanent and temporary vacancies within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records check.   YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Please note that Interview Invitations will be sent out by e-mail.   Online applications are preferred. Please create your Profile using the same complete name that appears on your application/resume. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your lastname, then firstname (Smith,Joe_Resume) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.   Please DO NOT submit multiple applications. Due to the large volume of applications, we cannot confirm that our office has received application packages.   Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.   If you are UNABLE to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Ms. Berni Holowach at Berni.Holowach@gov.ab.ca: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, 9th Floor, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; Fax #: (780) 644-1395.   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) -   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.    
Government of Alberta Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
May 03, 2017
Full time
  Open competition   May 9, 2017   Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk   Justice and Solicitor General   If you are an individual who is motivated, hardworking, and ready to face challenges head on, then this is your perfect opportunity! Fort McMurray Court of Queen's Bench has a temporary six-month position. To be successful in this role, you must excel in a fast paced environment and enjoy the challenges of working within all areas of Court of Queen's Bench.   Fort McMurray Court is looking for professional individuals to provide quality work as a frontline representative. If you are a professional individual dedicated to client service and would like to be a part of an enthusiastic and diverse team, we have the opportunity for you!   As a Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk, you will represent the administration of the Courts in a responsible and professional manner that reflects the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta. The shifting priorities between the courtroom and assisting the public and lawyers at the counter provides diversity on a daily basis.   Your key responsibilities will include court, counter and office duties and will be the following but are not limited to:   Organizing and managing administrative processes within the courtroom for both civil and criminal proceedings. Maintaining the court record, including operation of the digital recording system; maintaining the decorum of the court Entering and being responsible for exhibits entered into the record Liaising with judiciary, lawyers, police and general public Reviewing and filing documents in adherence with the Alberta Rules of Court and various Provincial and Federal statutes Providing assistance to the public and legal community at the counter General office duties, including telephone, fax and incoming mail Travel to Circuit Court locations   The Ideal Candidates Will Possess   Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills Strong problem solving skills Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task A high degree of accuracy while meeting high volume demands Exceptional time management skills Ability to adapt to changing environments and ability to handle high stress situations Excellent keyboarding skills   High School diploma and minimum six months of related experience.   Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a courthouse or as a legal assistant/paralegal.   Customer service experience, along with experience dealing with cash register/balancing are considered assets.   Knowledge of Civil and Sheriff Entry System (CASES), the Justice On-Line Information Network (JOIN), along with the digital recording system (FTR) is also considered assets.   A Legal Assistant or Paralegal Certificate or Diploma would be beneficial.   Equivalencies will be considered.   Judicial Clerk: $1,616.31 to $1,970.04 bi-weekly   Senior Judicial Clerk: $1,902.55 to $2,335.00 bi-weekly   A valid Driver's License (class 5) (please mention it on the resume).   This position requires Canadian Citizenship in order to obtain a Justice of the Peace appointment.   This position may require extended periods of sitting and/or standing.   The candidate must have the ability to lift files/exhibits to a weight of 25 lbs.   Only candidates possessing Judicial Clerk experience may be considered at the higher classification level and salary.   This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time and part-time vacancies. Please note there could be a possibility that this position is extended beyond six (6) months. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening.   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. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID 1041937 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, to: Jennifer Montes, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 2640 AMEC Place, 801 - 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3W2. Fax: 403-355-4747.   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) -   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Jennifer Montes at phone: 403-355-4740.    
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Apr 29, 2017
Full time
Job Description             Job Title:   Barrister and Solicitor   Job ID:   1042054   Location: Calgary     Full/Part Time:   Full-Time                                     Scope   Open competition   Closing Date   May 8, 2017   Classification   Legal Officer 2   Ministry   Justice and Solicitor General   About Us   The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is responsible for providing support and services to Albertans by protecting and advocating for individuals who are unable to make personal and financial decisions. The OPGT administers the property of minor children and deceased persons. Additionally the OPGT provides information, education and support to the public, private guardians and private trustees. To learn more about the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee please visit: http://humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship.html Follow the link to see what else we have to offer: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/jsg/Pages/default.aspx   Role   As a lawyer for the Public Guardian and Public Trustee you will be appearing at all levels of Court, interpreting personal directives, powers of attorney, wills and trust instruments, drafting legal proceedings and providing legal advice on legislation and other matters of law. We are seeking a self-motivated individual capable of taking on important responsibilities, ability to work in a team environment and willing to respond to high volume workload demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, along with the ability to do in-depth and detailed work. This position requires excellent interpersonal and analytical skills along with a commitment to integrity and professionalism. If you are interested in a career that is unique and makes a difference in the lives of others, apply today.   Qualifications   A Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) or Juris Doctor (JD) and must have related experience in wills and estates. The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Experience commencing and conducting legal proceedings at all levels of the court in respect to matters relating to represented adults (guardianship and trusteeship), deceased estates and minors (Minors Property Act) will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit competency in both barrister and solicitor functions.   Salary   $4,391.03 to $5,600.88 biweekly ($114,606 to $146,183 per annum)   Notes   This competition will used to fill one temporary vacancy (1 year term) in our Calgary office. Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. Below is the minimum number of years required for the classification: - Legal Counsel 2: 4 years to 13 years related experience is required ($4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly) Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level across the Government of Alberta.   How to Apply   Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Katelynn Kelly, Email: katelynn.kelly@gov.ab.ca For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx   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.          
Government of Alberta Calgary;Edmonton
Apr 19, 2017
Full time
Job description Calgary;Edmonton   Open competition   May 15, 2017   Intern/511ZZA   Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is aiming to hire up to 12 articling students for 2018 - 2019 (up to 8 in Edmonton and up to 4 in Calgary), and in addition, may accommodate one Court student for the completion of articles. Alberta Justice is proud to offer a comprehensive articling program that provides students with a rich and rewarding experience. Our program exposes students to many areas of law, and provides the opportunity for considerable and valuable courtroom experience.   The article consists of rotations, of four to twelve weeks, through the following groups:   Civil Litigation - involving you in all aspects of civil litigation involving the Crown Solicitor Services - assisting with the provision of advice to Alberta government ministries on a variety of matters, including corporate/commercial transactions, information and privacy, statutory interpretation, governance and regulatory compliance Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) - involved in conducting summary conviction prosecutions, primarily in Traffic Court and the Provincial Court of Alberta and helping senior Crowns prepare for trials involving indictable offences. ACPS, Appeals - helping to prepare appeals, including legal research and drafting facta and memoranda Public Trustee - appearing in court on matters relating to estate litigation and trusteeship, assisting with estate administration and evaluating estate claims of dependant family members, reviewing and recommending settlements for minors and preparing legal opinions on a variety of related subject matters Social Enhancement Law (formerly Family Law) - appearing in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen's Bench for child protection and maintenance enforcement cases, participating in alternative and judicial dispute resolution and preparing related legal opinions Option - six weeks in a chosen area of practice, such as Legislative Counsel (drafting), Constitutional Law, Aboriginal Law, Environment Law, Specialized Prosecutions, regulatory prosecutions, and a number of other distinct areas of Government legal practice.   Please Visit   Interviews for prospective articling students interested in the 2018 - 2019 Student-At-Law Program will be held in Edmonton and Calgary on June 5 and 6, 2017; second interviews will be on June 8 and 9, 2017. In-person interviews are mandatory.   Successful candidates will have demonstrated academic excellence, superior advocacy skills, and eligibility to article in Alberta for the 2018-2019 articling year. Previous government experience is considered an asset.   THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED: (Please note - applications submitted without ALL of the following documents will not be considered, with no exceptions)   Academic Transcripts for Undergraduate/Pre-Law and Law School Grades (unofficial transcripts are acceptable though photocopies of official transcripts will be requested in the interview). Cover letter (maximum 1 page, no less than 12 pt font) including: Statement of candidate's interest in Articling with Alberta Justice Preferred work location of Edmonton, Calgary or no preference Preferred interview location of Edmonton, Calgary or no preference - please note, where possible students should interview in the city in which they would prefer to work Resume   $51,894.64 per annum   When applying only one document can be uploaded; therefore cover letters, resumes and transcripts must be submitted as one document. If you are unable to submit transcripts online, please apply online and either mail or email transcripts to the above contact.   If You Are Unable To Apply Online Please Submit Your Resume To   Please apply online at www.jobs.alberta.ca quoting the competition number 10041172.   Cheryl Stone, Human Resource Services   9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8   Phone: (780) 427-0272 E-mail: LawStudent.Recruit@gov.ab.ca   Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations will be sent via email.   Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Due to the large volume of applicants, we regret we cannot confirm that our office has received resumes. Applicants who apply online will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application.   If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact LawStudent.Recruit@gov.ab.ca