Legal Counsel (2-Year Contract - Temp FT)

  • Government of Alberta
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 24, 2018
Full time General Counsel

Job Description

Legal Officer 2


Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Calgary. The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Court of Appeal of Alberta sits in both Edmonton and Calgary and hears appeals from the Court of Queen's Bench, Provincial Court and administrative tribunals. Members of the Alberta Court of Appeal are the core of both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Courts of Appeal.


Do you have an energetic approach and an ability to manage conflicting priorities within short time frames? If so, the Court of Appeal is recruiting to a position that may interest you!


This position assists one or two Court of Appeal Justices, preparing for the hearing of appeals and applications, conducting legal research, preparing legal memoranda, editing materials, and drafting various communication. The successful candidate will be required to assist with administrative responsibilities, work co-operatively with other Justices and court legal counsel, and supervise articling students.


The position is intellectually demanding and offers an exceptional opportunity to work closely with an Appellate Justice(s) on a daily basis. As well, the successful candidate will work with the Justice(s) in a mentoring relationship and will gain a unique and valuable perspective on the practice of appellate law and written advocacy.


Exceptional organizational, problem-solving, prioritizing/multi-tasking skills are essential, as well as exemplary written and verbal communication skills. Well-developed legal research skills are required. The incumbent must be able to work in a highly demanding environment with limited supervision.


Salary commensurate with experience: $5,517.78 - $6,833.07 bi-weekly ($144,014 - $178,343 annually). Closing Date: October 9, 2018. Job ID #1051148


Qualifications: A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) Degree along with a minimum of four (4) years of legal experience is required. Prior court or tribunal experience and/or a Master's Degree would be considered assets. Strong academic standing, extensive experience with Canadian legal research tools, well developed research skills, and exceptional legal writing skills are required. Related work, law journal and legal writing experience would be beneficial. Eligibility for entrance to the Law Society of Alberta is required.


Please include your law school transcripts and a writing sample, minimum 3-5 pages in length, with your application.


This is a contract position 2 years in length from the date of commencement with the possibility of renewal.


In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time.


For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: (PT three 8 hr. shifts/week).


Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time and part-time vacancies across the Government of Alberta.


YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Please submit only ONE application. Please note Interview Invitations will be sent out by e-mail.


ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE PREFERRED via Please create your Profile using the same complete name that appears on your application/resume. Ensure your application is saved using your lastname then firstname followed by the 7-digit Job Opening ID number (i.e., Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.


Regrettably, due to the large volume of applications, we cannot confirm that our office has received applications.


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.


If you are UNABLE to apply ONLINE due to technical difficulties, please submit proof of technical difficulties along with your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Ms. Berni Holowach at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, 9th Floor North, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; Fax #: (780) 644-1395.


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


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