Appeal Clerk

  • The City of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 26, 2017
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Paralegal

Job Description

As the Appeal Clerk you will support the City Appeals Boards, including the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) and the Calgary Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board (LCSAB). Primary duties include:

  • Draft summaries of evidence for tribunal decisions to support a tribunal or a panel of a tribunal.
  • Deliver expert advice and guidance to tribunal members regarding the drafting of decisions to ensure decisions conform to requirements of governing legislation, administrative law and the extent and nature of evidence presented during an appeal.
  • Provide support to all City Appeal Board meetings in the capacity of hearing Clerk by advising tribunal members of options for resolving technical and procedural issues, as well as recording evidence and the tribunals’ procedural direction and decisions.
  • Identify appeal issues, history and background to the appeal(s), relevant legislation, and tribunal and court decisions, ensuring that a thorough understanding of the issues and facts are conveyed to the tribunal’s hearing panel so that an informed, consistent decision can be made.
  • Offer support to tribunal members at meetings and guidance to speakers and witnesses on the protocols and procedures of the tribunals.
  • Provide information about legislation, procedures and policies relating to the City Appeal Boards to the public, lawyers, members of Council, senior management or members of The City’s administration.





  • A completed 2 year certificate/diploma in Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Urban Planning or a related field plus a minimum of 3 years of related experience writing tribunal decisions; OR a degree in Public Administration, Legal Studies, Urban Planning or a related field plus a minimum of 1 year related experience writing reports or administrative decisions involving complex legal and technical analysis.
  • Preference will be given to those with previous experience writing tribunal decisions, and those with an undergraduate degree in Public Administration, Legal Studies, Urban Planning or related field.
  • Core competencies for this position includes: excellent writing skills, exceptional organizational skills, and attention to detail.


Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualification

  • Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.

  • In accordance with Section 627 of Bill 20, successful completion of legislated training program or completion within 6 months from date of hire will be a condition of employment.

Practice Area(s)



2+ years