Job Title: Staff Lawyer IV - Family Law
Job ID: 14536
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victim’s services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.
The Legal Aid Commission administers the Legal Aid Act and Regulations and promotes access to justice throughout the Northwest Territories by providing legal aid services to eligible persons in the areas of criminal law, family law and limited civil law matters.
The incumbent is required to:
Work independently on family law files assigned by the Executive Director under moderate supervision.
Provide thorough opinions on the merits of applications for legal aid including references to the relevant law thereby ensuring that the opinions provide a clear basis for the Executive Director’s decision to fund applications.
Litigate family law matters in a manner that is efficient and takes into account the unique cultural context of the Northwest Territories.
Take on files of increasing complexity in custody and child support applications and child protection matters ranging from care agreements to lengthy and complex permanent wardship applications.
Mentor junior counsel and supervise articling students as directed by the Executive Director.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Ten years of experience as legal counsel practicing in the family law area will be required along with experience working in a legal aid clinic environment and experience in managing other lawyers and support staff.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary range for this position is from $64.22 per hour to $76.68 per hour (approximately $125,229.00 - $149,526.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 14536
Closing Date: July 31, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445