Litigation Lawyer

  • Government of Yukon
  • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Dec 04, 2020
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Job Description

Department Government of Yukon -> Justice - Litigation Group Location Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary) Job Type Permanent End Date   Full/Part Time Full-time Standard Hours Bi-weekly 75 Classification LE03 Salary $118,147.00 - $158,036.00 Union MGT Days Off Saturday/Sunday Travel 10% Admissibility Open to all Candidates, Preference - Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, Preference - Yukon First Nations ancestry

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service. For more information on the hiring preference visit

  Job Summary and Requirements

This is to fill one permanent, full-time position

Litigation Group

Salary will commensurate with education and experience:

LE03 - $118,147 to $158,036 per annum

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work.  We provide supportive and dynamic work environments comprising teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

The Department of Justice is recruiting a senior Litigator to provide legal representation for and legal advice to the Government of Yukon.  Duties include representing the Government of Yukon in civil litigation and administrative law matters.

Litigators must have the highest written and oral language proficiency and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues in order to provide exceptional legal advice. A client-service orientation, as well as an understanding of the role of Litigators, is essential.  


The principles that guide are:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.
Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.
Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.
Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.
Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.


For more information about this position, please contact David Christie, Managing Counsel, Litigation Group, at (867) 667-8056 or .      

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Silvia Richards, Human Resource Consultant at (867) 667-8692 or .  

If you need technical support submitting your application, please contact:  867-667-9453 or .

Please do not email resumes to any of the above addresses; resumes may only be accepted through the e-recruitment application system.

Government of Yukon does not sponsor foreign workers for employment in Canada and does not participate in the federal nominee programs. Currently candidates who have the legal right to live and work in Canada in place at the time of the job posting are eligible for consideration on our employment opportunities.


Essential Qualifications 

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

•    Experience in the practice of law – including significant experience Civil Litigation and Administrative Law
•    Experience working collaboratively in a legal environment
•    Experience analyzing legal issues and proposing solutions
•    Demonstrated leadership skills 

Preference will be for those with senior level experience; however, those with a junior level of experience may be considered.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

We are looking for a skilled lawyer to provide legal advice, often on short notice.  The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, written and oral communication skills.  In addition, they will be able to provide legal education to clients and will have the ability to work independently.

Strong analytical, problem-solving, collaborative and written and oral communication skills are required for this position, as well as the ability to provide mentorship and constructive feedback to colleagues. 

Additional Information

Condition of Employment:
•    Current member in good standing of the Law Society of Yukon or be currently eligible for admission in the Law Society of Yukon

.Job Requirement(s):
•    Occasional Travel in and out-of-territory is required
•    Evenings and weekend work is sometimes required


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