Bi-Weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly(Commencing Immediately)Reporting to the Director of Legal Aid, the Managing Lawyer in the Summerside Legal Aid Office provides on-site leadership and supervision to lawyers and support staff in all areas of the program, to ensure that services are delivered effectively and efficiently, and in accordance with the high standards of the legal profession. In addition to the managerial duties and responsibilities listed below, the Managing Lawyer carries a caseload comparable to that of other staff lawyers.Duties include but are not limited to: - The Manager works collaboratively with the Director of Legal Aid to promote a uniform and consistent application of Legal Aid policy and service delivery across the Province;- Promotes the competent delivery of services by Legal Aid lawyers consistent with the expectations of clients;- Ensures staff receive supervision in the application, Legal Aid eligibility, and data collection process;- Ensures a fair distribution of workload among staff and monitors the overall quality of work performed;- Collaborates with the Director of Legal Aid on human resource matters including the administration of the Collective Agreement classification of positions, performance evaluation, leave reporting, discipline, and other human resource management issues;- Authorizes when appropriate the referral of Legal Aid work to private sector lawyers and monitors compliance with Legal Aid authorization, billing, and reporting requirements;- Ensures accurate data collection, accounting and record keeping promoting consistent application of accepted accounting and budgetary procedures;- Managing Lawyer practices law at a senior level and carries a client caseload proportional to that of full-time staff lawyers;- Provides direct legal representation and assistance to eligible adults and youth who are under investigation or charged with a criminal offence, as well as in child protection, mental health and adult protection cases. Professional services are provided in all levels of Courts on all offenses;- Provides mentoring, case consultations, advice, and guidance to staff and private sector lawyers on issues of law, practice, and case management; and- Serves collaboratively as legal aid representative on internal and external committees addressing access to justice and public safety issues.
Minimum Qualifications: - Applicants must be a practicing member in good standing of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island. Membership requirements include having a law degree that is recognized by the Law Society of Prince Edward Island;- Must have a minimum ten years practice experience in criminal and/or family law;- Must demonstrate a high level of professional competence;- Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a private motor vehicle or suitable alternative means of meeting the travel requirements of the position, both in and out of province; and- The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal records check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to beginning employment.Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. The “Notification of Successful Candidates” list posted on the Employment Opportunity board will serve to inform all other applicants of competition results.