The Corporate Initiatives Branch, Integrated Justice Services serving the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice Corrections and Policing provides legal and policy support to the Deputy Minister and senior management in the Ministries on a range of issues which affect the justice system and particularly on issues relating to criminal, civil, youth law and Aboriginal justice. The Branch consists of a mix of professionals – lawyers, senior policy analysts, interns and students and administrative staff who work collaboratively to provide services such as statistical analysis and legal and policy analysis of issues affecting the justice system in Saskatchewan and Canada.
The Branch has a full time legal position available to assist the Executive Director and the Branch to analyze legislative, policy and program issues related to the justice system in the areas noted above with a particular emphasis on criminal law.
The position provides a unique opportunity to utilize an understanding of the overall workings of the justice system, government process and the inter-relationships across sectors of the justice system, including federal/provincial relationships and negotiation of federal/provincial cost-share agreements, justice and other human service sector relationships, legal, program and policy analysis and implementing changes in the criminal law.
The successful candidate will have several years of professional experience, be familiar with government processes, working experience with the criminal justice system, and some experience in research, statistical and legislative analysis. Practical criminal law experience is required. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other members of the Branch as well as be responsible for various research, policy development, and legal analysis areas and must have excellent oral and written communication skills. As well, the successful candidate will be responsible for participating as a Branch representative on a wide range of intergovernmental and interagency committees dealing with justice issues. Some travel will be required.
All candidates much have membership, or qualify for membership, in the Law Society of Saskatchewan.