Lawyer/Solicitor (Prosecutions)

  • The City of St. John's
  • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Dec 31, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Litigator

Job Description

Job Number: J1119-0220 Position Title: Lawyer/Solicitor (Prosecutions) Department: Office of the City Solicitor Appointment Status: Full-Time Temporary Employee Group: Management Job Category: Legal Compensation: $102,608.00 - $132,398.00/Year Closing Date: December 13, 2019  

Vibrant City, Vibrant Career

St. John's is a vibrant city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live, work and play.

The Opportunity

The City of St. John's is seeking a temporary maternity replacement lawyer to join its team providing legal advice and services to Council and staff. Reporting to the City Solicitor, the successful candidate must be able to build relationships and inspire confidence in interactions with Council, staff, and other stakeholders.


The primary areas of responsibility for this position will include prosecution of traffic tickets and violations of the City’s by-laws and regulations; drafting corporate and commercial documents in relation to criminal and civil litigation; and providing advice to Council and staff on a variety of matters. The successful candidate will be required to represent the City at Provincial Court and all other levels of Court, in addition to appearing at administrative tribunals, hearings, boards, committees, etc.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


The preferred candidate will have a LLB or JD designation from a recognized law school; be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and have a minimum of two (2) years of related experience following admission to the Bar.

The successful candidate must be a person of integrity who is able to work independently but collaboratively, in a collegial team environment. The ability to work under tight deadlines within a fast paced environment is a necessity. The individual must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, analytical and organizational skills combined with solid time management, computer and research abilities. A solid knowledge and understanding of the public sector environment and prosecution experience would be an asset.

Hours of Work

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.

This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.

Practice Area(s)



2+ years