Lawyer - Litigation

  • City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 20, 2018
Contract Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator

Job Description

Lawyer - Litigation Until August 2019 Job Number : 33255 If you are a motivated lawyer with a keen interest in a litigation practice, consider working in a dynamic environment with a team of 8 other lawyers within the Law Branch who value hard work and a strong work life balance. Reporting to the Legal Supervisor, Civil Litigation here’s how you’ll make a difference to the City of Edmonton:
Represent the City and its employees in legal proceedings before the court, boards, and other public forums
Gather facts through interviews and documents
Research and apply the law in divergent factual situations
Draft legal documents
Provide advice and recommendations for the conduct and resolution of cases
Retain and instruct outside experts in a wide variety of areas
Negotiate and mediate resolution of complex and adversarial matters
Take a proactive role in providing recommendations to avoid risk/liability
Research and understand the City structure, policy and procedure

Qualifications :
Membership with the Law Society of Alberta or the ability to attain membership with the Law Society of Alberta upon appointment
5 years experience practicing law is an asset
Experience in civil litigation and construction litigation required
Experience in municipal, administrative and insurance law is an asset
Demonstrated ability to work independently with confidence under time constraints
Excellent verbal, negotiating, and written communication skills
Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong legal research skills and computer literacy

We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 1 temporary full-time positions up to August 2019

Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week. Monday - Friday

Salary: $85,123 - $168,018 (Annually)

Recruitment Consultant: IS/CM
Classification Title : Professional Solicitor Posting Date : Jul 10, 2018 Closing Date : Jul 24, 2018 11:59:00 PM (MDT) Number of Openings (up to) : 1 - Project Term (Management) Full-time Union : Management Department : Law Work Location(s) : Chancery Hall, 9th Floor, 3 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton T5J 2C3

Practice Area(s)

Litigation