• Government of Nova Scotia
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jun 06, 2018
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description


Division Overview

The Department of Justice, Legal Services Division, is the law firm for the Province of Nova Scotia. Justice lawyers have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of legal issues, providing legal services to the Crown and promoting the fair and lawful administration of public affairs in accordance with the law. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations. We are currently recruiting for a lawyer with significant experience in commercial transactions and major contracts.


As a member of the contracts/commercial group, the lawyer will be responsible for the effective and efficient representation of the Crown in major contracts and commercial transactions.



  • Be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society (or be eligible for practicing membership)
  • Have a minimum of six years of significant commercial and contracts practicing experience
  • Have a working knowledge of computer software programs, Internet and electronic mail

Experience in the following areas would be considered assets:

  • Government projects
  • Complex, high value projects
  • Real property law
  • P3 (Public Private Partnerships) projects
  • Procurement
  • IT contracts
  • Privacy law
  • Significant negotiation experience

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to offer sound legal advice and creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, as well as the flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment. The incumbent will be computer literate, able to effectively deal with stressful situations and have proven analytical, research and drafting skills. The lawyer will possess effective interpersonal communications skills (verbal and written) and the ability to function with minimal supervision in a team environment.

Pay Grade: MCL 26

Salary Range: $3,464.00 - $5,307.00 Bi-Weekly

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Commercial law