Legal Aid Lawyer

  • Government of Manitoba
  • Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Attorney, Legal Aid Manitoba

BB1 Attorney 1



Manitoba Justice

Legal Aid Manitoba, Corporate and Strategic Services

Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 37129

Salary(s):   BB1 $76,220.00 - $92,617.00 per year

Closing Date:   March 23, 2021

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.

This opportunity is being offered to qualified individuals who may be interested in the duties and responsibilities of a Staff Attorney position at the Westman Community Law Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. 

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
  • The ability to travel within the province


  • Experience litigating in the field of Criminal Defence 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

  • Experience litigating in the field of Child Protection Law


The incumbent will provide legal services primarily in the area of criminal defence law and/or child protection. The incumbent is required to attend court in Brandon and at circuit points in the Brandon district. The incumbent is required to manage an assigned case load in an efficient and effective manner, meet billing targets established by Management, and perform other duties as assigned.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37129 Service Centre 1 Human Resource Services 1130-405 Broadway Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6 Phone:  204-945-3204 Fax: 204-948-7373 Email:


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