Senior Solicitor – Litigation

  • The City of Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mar 27, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator

Job Description

The City of Winnipeg is a vibrant and dynamic organization with many opportunities!

We offer a diverse and welcoming work environment that delivers quality services to our citizens.

Senior Solicitor – Litigation

Legal Services Department

Posting No:  118938

Closing Date: April 2, 2020

Job Profile

The City of Winnipeg’s Legal Services Department works as a team in a highly supportive environment, focused on the delivery of a wide variety of legal services. The work is often challenging and unique. We are currently seeking a Senior Solicitor – Litigation to lead our litigation team, provide expert legal advice and conduct complex litigation on behalf of the City.  If you have superior litigation, communication and leadership skills, we are looking for you!

As the Senior Solicitor – Litigation you will:

  • Provide legal advice and opinions to the municipal corporation, Council and its committees, administrative departments and boards.
  • Conduct complex and/or politically sensitive litigation in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Appear on behalf of the City at hearings before administrative tribunals including the Municipal Board and the Land Valuation Appraisal Commission.
  • Mentor and develop junior lawyers within the litigation group
  • Monitor and direct the work of outside legal counsel conducting litigation matters on behalf of the city.

Your education and qualifications include:

  1. Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Law or Master of Laws Degree.
  2. Member in good standing of the Law Society of Manitoba.
  3. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the area of civil litigation.
  4. Related mentoring experience, preferably in legal field
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada.  If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of Manitoba.

CORE COMPETENCIES for ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF WINNIPEG:

  • Citizen & Customer Focus
  • Respecting Diversity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Results Oriented

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:

  1. Current resume AND/OR Application Form (Required). 
  2. Cover letter
  3. Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.
*Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*

Notes

Online applications can be submitted at http://www.winnipeg.ca/hr/. For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ's or contact 311.  The City of Winnipeg uses the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Competency Model as part of the recruitment process.

The salary range for this position is $4,159.09 - $5,602.61 Biweekly (Grade 8)*     

We have great benefits and competitive salaries, and we are committed to ongoing learning and career development!

WE SEEK DIVERSITY IN OUR WORKPLACE. INDIGENOUS PERSONS, WOMEN, VISIBLE MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO SELF-DECLARE.

Only candidates selected for interviews on the Winnipeg lawyer job board will be contacted.  Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

Practice Area(s)

Litigation

Experience

Senior