• Government of Yukon
  • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Mar 17, 2021
Full time Paralegal

Job Description


Legal Services Branch

Department of Justice


This is a full time, term/anticipatory perm position to November 30, 2022

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprising teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

The principles that guide the Department of Justice (DOJ) 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 First Nations in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and encourage 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 general public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

The position:

The paralegal position supports several lawyers within the Legal Services Branch and in particular those in the Litigation Group. The incumbent prepares files and court documents, provides legal technical support and guidance to lawyers, and is responsible for the creation and management of systems of organization, particularly in relation to legal document collections. The incumbent acts as a critical resource to the litigation team and is required to work independently and efficiently in a fast pace environment.


For information about applying for a Department of Justice position or the selection process, please contact Shannon Poelman, A/Manager, Human Resources, at

For more information about this position, please contact: David Christie, Managing Counsel, Litigation Group at phone: 867-667-5142 or email:

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, contact:


Essential Qualifications

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

  • Post-secondary certification/course work as a paralegal or legal assistant
  • Experience in providing legal or paralegal support
  • Experience in the area of civil litigation and prosecutions would be an asset.


Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong and professional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple critical and time-sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting
  • Proficiency with various computer applications (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
Eligibility List 12 months Post Date 17 March 2021 Close Date 31 March 2021

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