Lawyer I-II

  • New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission / Commission des services d\'aide juridique du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • New Brunswick, Canada
  • Jul 27, 2017
Full time Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

New Brunswick Legal Aid
Services Commission
Lawyer I-II
(Criminal and Family Law services)

Regular Fulltime
Miramichi
Open Competition

The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission is seeking a lawyer for the Miramichi regional office. 

Working within the scope of the NBLASC, the successful candidate will handle criminal defense services and family law services (custody, access, child support, spousal support, and child security matters) in all levels of Court.

Tasks may include preparation of affidavits and briefs, interview witnesses, meet with clients, attend court, research points of law, maintain good working relationships with members of the justice system, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have demonstrated competence in trial advocacy. The position also involves providing assistance to senior lawyers on complex cases as required.

The successful candidate must possess some knowledge of the Rules of Court of New Brunswick and also of Federal and Provincial legislation such as the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Legal Aid Act, Family Services Act, Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, and other Federal statutes within the scope of services provided by NBLASC.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Law Degree;
  • Membership in good standing or eligibility for membership with the Law Society of NB
  • Completion of Articling
  • Written and spoken competence in English (Please state your language capability).

Candidates with less than 5.5 years of membership at the bar will typically be considered as Lawyer level I. Candidates with more than 5.5 years, but less than 10 years of membership at the bar will typically be considered as Lawyer level II. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Written and spoken competence in French will be considered as a strong asset.
  • High proficiency in office technology and MS

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment;
  • Impact and Influence;
  • Self-control/Stamina;
  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Flexibility;
  • Client service orientation.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with skill level and experience:

NBLASC Lawyer Series pay plan Level I-II

$1,729 - $3,624 biweekly

Applicants interested in this opportunity must send their resume to:

Practice Area(s)

Criminal law