Solicitor Lawyer

  • City of Saskatoon
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Oct 19, 2017
Full time Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description



    • Provides in-house legal services to the City of Saskatoon, including City Council, Committees of Council, the Administration and the City’s Boards in a variety of areas including, Litigation, Municipal Law, Planning and Administrative Law, Employment Law, Prosecutions, Real Estate, Construction Law and Corporate Law.
    • Acts on behalf of the City in civil litigation, administrative law matters and prosecutions at all levels of court and before various Administrative Tribunals.
    • Attends meetings of Standing Policy Committees and other Committees of Council as required.
    • Performs a complete range of municipal and corporate legal services, including bylaw enforcement, labour law, contracts, planning and development law, litigation, legislative drafting, etc.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications:


      • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
      • Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
      • Four to six years’ related experience, with at least two years in an in-house municipal law office environment.
      • Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of providing legal services to a municipal corporation.
      • Knowledge of applicable Provincial legislation and regulations pertaining to municipal bylaws and a municipal corporation.
      • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and manage conflicts in a positive and timely manner.
      • Demonstrated ability to make clear decisions in a prompt and consistent manner.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, the legal industry, various professionals and civic officials.
      • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and effectively with customers.
      • Demonstrated research and presentation skills.
      • Skill in analyzing, evaluating and organizing facts, evidence and precedents; and in devising solutions to legal problems unique to municipal government. Salary: $97,044.24 to $127,139.52 per annum (2016 rates) Notice Posting Department Contact Information First Name


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Practice Area(s)



4-6 years'