Attorney, Legal Aid Manitoba

  • Government of Manitoba
  • Manitoba, Canada
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Legal Aid Manitoba provides legal help to people who are financially eligible. We strive to serve all clients with respect and dignity. Our service is fundamental to a fair and balanced justice system.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Must be a member in good standing or eligible for membership with the Law Society of Manitoba at the time of starting the position
  • The ability to travel within the province

Qualifications:
Essential:

    • Experience litigating in the field of Criminal Defence, Family and Child Protection Law
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with the public, clients, support staff, government agencies and professionals
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Excellent written communication skills
    • Ability to manage a high volume of cases and work independently and effectively to meet critical deadlines and billing targets established by Management
    • Accurate and timely electronic recording of case detail and time information
    • Ability to use electronic information and document management systems

 

Duties:
The incumbent is required to attend court in their home city as well as circuit points in the surrounding rural area. This position will manage an assigned case load in an efficient and effective manner, keep up-to-date, accurate time and billing records, assist other lawyers in their office with a member of the office's legal team, as well as performing other related duties as assigned.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36652 Service Centre 1 Human Resource Services 1130-405 Broadway Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6 Phone: 204-945-3204 Fax: 204-948-7373 Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

 

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

legal aid