Legal Assistant

  • Government of Alberta
  • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Jan 05, 2024
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

The Ministry of Alberta Justice helps ensure that all Albertans can live in safe and resilient communities while having access to a fair and innovative justice system. Working alongside its partners in law enforcement, family justice, health, the judiciary, criminal justice system and other stakeholders, the ministry has a direct or shared responsibility in all elements of the justice system in Alberta. To follow this link find out more about our department:

The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime, working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice. In addition, the ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of government.

Information regarding the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) can be found by visiting our website at:

South Region

Lethbridge -

Job Information


Job Requisition ID: 51611
Ministry: Justice
Location: Lethbridge
Full or Part-Time: Part Time
Hours of Work: 18.125 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: January 11, 2024
Classification: Subsidiary 01B 3625 Legal Administration 2
Salary: $2,073.50 to $2,549.41 bi-weekly

Role Responsibilities

Are you looking for a great opportunity to provide administrative support for the prosecution of criminal and provincial offences? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative work environment? ACPS has an exciting opportunity for one Permanent Legal Assistant position at their Lethbridge Regional Office.

As a Legal Assistant your key responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting, preparing, processing and filing routine court documents as required.
  • Preparing and organizing trial books and exhibit books.
  • Preparing and organizing file materials from electronic sources to trial files.
  • Preparing and processing documentation required for search warrant extensions.
  • Scheduling witness interviews that may involve attending and taking notes for Crown Prosecutors.
  • Scheduling and organizing witness travel arrangements
  • Making arrangements for Police Officers and other witnesses via CCTV applications.
  • Preparing witnesses for court by explaining the criminal process, answering questions or concerns, resolving issues and directing accused and/or witnesses to appropriate resources.
  • Liaising with policing and other agencies to ensure that subpoenas have been served.
  • Participating in legal research at the direction of Crown Prosecutors.
  • Utilizing and updating the Justice Online Information Network (JOIN) and Prosecutor Information System Manager (PRISM) and Criminal e-file (CReF) to verify charges, court dates, assigned Prosecutors, locations and subpoenaed witnesses.
  • Using the Summation program to manage large case files.
  • Working within the office procedures to track and maintain file integrity.
  • Maintaining Crown Prosecutors’ diarizing system.
  • Other office duties as required.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with stakeholders in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.


Two-year diploma in a related field such as a Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Office Administration or Criminology plus a minimum of one year progressively responsible related experience such as Legal Assistant, Office Administration working in a legal administrative role within an office setting.