City Solicitor

  • City of Regina
  • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jul 05, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Solicitor

Job Description

Position Summary
Come join the City of Regina where we are dedicated to building a strong community by providing reliable, sustainable services to our residents. As the City Solicitor, you will be an influential force to protect the City and advise on corporate legal matters. The City Solicitor leads a steadfast team of Legal Counsel professionals who provide expert legal advice to City Council and City Administration. The role is a key member of the executive leadership team who is expected to not only provide legal direction but also contribute strategically to organizational conversations on a variety of matters.

This position plays a critical role in the strategic and operational decision-making processes while remaining solution-focused, progressive and proactive. The ideal candidate will have established themselves as a productive problem-solver and have excellent relationship-building proficiency. This position is under professional contract and the terms and conditions of employment shall be negotiated. Key Responsibilities
Sets the overall strategic direction of the City Solicitor’s Office by establishing goals and short- and long-term objectives that are consistent with the overall strategic direction of the City.
Participate as part of the executive leadership team as a member who is equipped to participate in organizational strategic conversations on all matters.
Represents the organization at various levels of court, and other formal and informal legal proceedings.
Demonstrated ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with organizational leaders and to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels, as well as with a wide range of internal and external contacts, agencies and members of the public.
Organizes and directs the City’s legal activities. Supervises the provision of legal services to City Council, the Administration and civic Boards and Committees in a variety of areas including Litigation, Municipal Law, Planning and Administrative Law, Employment Law, Prosecutions, Real Estate and Construction Law.
Attends and provides legal advice at Council meetings. Frequently called upon to give immediate answers based on accumulated knowledge and experience without the opportunity to conduct research. Attends and provides legal advice at Executive Committee meetings of Council.
Provides legal counsel and direction in a timely manner to senior management and departmental personnel on corporate matters involving legal problems/issues. Works closely with senior management and department personnel to assist them in achieving their goals in a manner which is consistent with protecting the City’s interests from a legal standpoint.
Proactively shares information, analysis and recommendations based on legislation, court and tribunal decisions that may affect the organization and its practices.
Demonstrated political acumen and the ability to negotiate, mediate, facilitate and present information to a varied audience.
Provides ongoing departmental leadership by using effective management techniques and performance management processes.
Acts as a member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team and represents the City at a senior level. Core Competencies
Strategic Thinking : Thinks long-term, stretching horizons and challenging imaginations to develop an image of how to deliver innovative and creative services that meet and exceed community expectations.
Building Organizational Effectiveness : Sets the stage and builds the culture and standards for a high-performing workplace.
Team Leadership : Builds own skills in team leadership, fosters teamwork and ensures that team members and staff are engaged. Makes decisions based on what is best for the city, not what is best for the department.
Foster Change & Innovation : Champions change, demonstrates a willingness and ability to initiate, sponsor and lead change initiatives through to completion. Focuses on continually improving work processes and practices.
Collaboration : Demonstrates flexibility in new and changing situations. Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal.
Embraces Diversity : Is sensitive to cultural and other differences in others and responds accordingly.
Service Orientation : Gives superior service to internal and external customers (residents, City Councillors, stakeholders, management and colleagues), with a focus on meeting resident’s needs. Essential Qualifications
Professional designation as Barrister and Solicitor
Membership in good standing in the Law Society of Saskatchewan (LSS) or ability to become a member of the LSS.
Minimum of ten (10) years in practice, with at least five (5) years of providing legal services within a multifaceted setting including extensive experience in practicing municipal law and court proceedings.
Why City of Regina?
This is a key role within the City that can make an impact to the community and encourage positive change in our organization. There are many other benefits to a career at the City of Regina, including:
a competitive salary
a robust benefit package that consists of a defined benefit pension, supplementary pension plan, healthcare/flex spending account, long-term disability benefits, health, dental and life insurance
annual vacation, sick and lieu days
long-term learning, educational assistance programs and paid training
participation in employee programs such as employee recognition and leisure center promotions

If you’re a dynamic, influential leader with a proven track record of achieving goals and providing exceptional service, let us know! Please express your interest my applying online at Should you have any questions about the position, contact Tamara Tebb in Talent Acquisition, at

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy , the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.
✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: Out of Scope
Division: Office of the City Solicitor

The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process on the clear legal job board, please note in your application or contact 306-777-7000.