Managing Legal Counsel - Litigation

  • Government of Yukon
  • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Apr 11, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Legal Services Branch

Department of Justice


This is a permanent position working 75 hours bi-weekly


Salary will commensurate with education and experience:

LE03 - $113,281 to $151,527 per annum


The Department of Justice works to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities with opportunities for healing. The Department provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.


The Managing Counsel, Litigation Group is a senior lawyer, responsible for managing the provision of the full range of professional and comprehensive legal advice and services related to the Litigation Group. This will include mentoring, coaching and supporting the lawyers in the Group and working collaboratively with the Assistant Deputy Minister and Office Manager on matters relating to the Group. The Managing Counsel will also provide legal advice and services to Yukon Government departments, corporations, and elected officials, including in respect of matters that are sensitive, significant or high profile.

For more information about this position, please contact Mark Pindera, ADM Legal Services at or (867) 667-3469.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Shannon Poelman. HR Consultant at or (867) 667-8794


Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.


    • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Yukon or eligibility for admission to the Law Society of Yukon.
    • Management experience, preferably in the public sector.
    • Demonstrated senior level civil litigation experience.


Candidates who have experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should possess and will be assessed on the following skills and leadership competencies:

    • Solid understanding of the workings of government and legislative processes.
    • Broad knowledge of statute law and common law, and the principles of interpretation of legislation.
    • Modeling interpersonal skills and personal responsibility.
    • Developing people.
    • Influencing others.
    • Thinking strategically.
    • Taking action and achieving results.
    • Leading change and innovation.
    • Promoting common values and ethics.
    • Ability to perform under time pressure and consequence of error.


Additional Information:


Conditions of Employment:

    • Must either be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Yukon or be currently eligible for admission to the Law Society of Yukon.


Job Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel both within Yukon and outside of the Territory
  • work evenings and weekends as required
Eligibility List 12 months Post Date 11 April 2019 Close Date

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