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Posted July 19, 2018-

POSITION TITLE: Director, Queen’s Legal Aid
DEPARTMENT: Faculty of Law

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 12, 2018

JOB SUMMARY: Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA) is both a legal clinic and a clinical education program. Under the supervision of staff lawyers (Director and other Review Counsel), law students at QLA deliver legal services to low income area residents of Kingston and Napanee and to students at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College.

Reporting directly to both Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and to the Executive Director, Queen’s Law Clinics (QLC) the Director, Queen’s Legal Aid is responsible for the delivery of clinical legal education to Queen’s Law students and the provision of professional services to clients, while fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that supports equity and diversity. The Director is responsible for leading the operations of QLA including the administrative, financial, and human resources functions. The Director acts as counsel to clients, and oversees and participates in community education and development. The Director, Queen’s Legal Aid is governed by the Law Society of Ontario and must personally practice in compliance with the provincial Barristers Act, Law Society Act, Legal Aid Services Act and Solicitors Act, as well as the provincial Rules of Professional Conduct. The Director has responsibility for clinic compliance with these same statutes and rules.


Clinical Legal Education

  • Supervise, teach and train law students in a clinical law setting in accordance with professional standards as set out by the Law Society and the Faculty of Law. This includes preparing students to meet the responsibilities of their work, reviewing file work, providing feedback, helping them to develop client management skills and providing other support as needed.
  • Oversee the operation and evaluation of QLA services provided by students to clients, including guiding legal research, reviewing legal writing and professional correspondence, monitoring file management and relationships with clients, ensuring adherence to deadlines and undertakings, and assisting in the preparation for appearances and hearings.
  • Participate in continuing legal education programs and personal professional development to stay up to date on developments in clinical legal education, and best practices in the delivery of legal services. Also, remain aware of issues that affect clients of the clinic.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration among diverse groups, working closely with the staff of the QLC, including the Directors of the other clinical programs, to ensure coordinated delivery of clinical instruction and programming.
  • Collaborate and develop relationships with diverse stakeholders from other law schools and providers of clinical legal education as appropriate to advocate on matters relating to clinical education and to promote the sharing of best practices and specialized expertise.
  • Act as principal to articling students hired by QLA, providing an inclusive and supportive environment, where students can apply their formal learning and develop their skills, professional abilities and judgment.
  • Provide personal and professional counsel to students to ensure that the services provided at the clinic are of the highest quality. This includes teaching, guiding legal research, scrutinizing legal writing and professional correspondence, monitoring client and file management techniques, ensuring adherence to deadlines and undertakings and assisting students with their appearances before courts and tribunals.
  • Assist with outreach activities, conducting presentations for organizations that provide support to diverse members of the community, to secure clients and promote the activities of the clinic.
  • Grade the work completed by students registered in Law 590: Clinical Litigation Practice.
  • In coordination with Review Counsel, design and instruct the academic program in Law 590: Clinical Litigation Practice, including grading student caseworkers, staying current on developments in clinical legal education, and carrying out academic and administrative duties.


  • Ensure the delivery of competent, timely, inclusive, and professional services to all clients in compliance with all applicable statutes and rules, policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures in coordination with the QLC for the effective operation of all clinics.
  • Oversee day-to-day clinic operations, including processing client intake, supervising student clinical work, reporting, and ensuring up-to-date forms and precedents.
  • Develop, analyze and monitor key performance indicators, and financial, statistical, budgetary and human resources information required for short and long-term strategic planning.
  • Monitor and report quarterly statistics to the Executive Director, the faculty, and LAO.
  • Act as a liaison between faculty, students and the University.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the faculty, to develop fundraising opportunities for the clinic acknowledging the diverse ideas and interests of all members when making decisions.
  • Attend and report at meetings as required, including Faculty Board meetings, QLC meetings, and LAO meetings.


  • Manage and oversee all financial aspects of the clinic, including preparation of the annual funding application to LAO, overseeing the yearly audit, and preparation and submission of quarterly and annual financial reports to the faculty. Engage in cost benefit decision-making and ensure that the clinic achieves a balanced budget and meets the expectations of LAO and the faculty.
  • Prepare the annual Funding Application and periodic reports to LAO; prepare reports for the Dean of the Faculty of Law, as required; prepare reports to other funding agencies as required.
  • Accountable for financial reporting to the faculty and the success of QLA.

Human Resources

  • Supervise legal and non-legal staff in accordance with professional standards as set by the Law Society and the University.
  • Provide leadership to staff and students to establish and promote a professional, collegial, supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • Plan, prioritize and manage the work of employees, providing strategic and tactical advice, guidance and coaching. Identify the need for staff resources, participate on staffing committees, and make effective recommendations regarding employee selection.
  • Manage performance by establishing performance standards, reviewing and evaluating performance and conducting formal performance reviews on an ongoing basis.
  • Assess staff training and development needs, and ensure that employees receive training required to improve and sustain successful performance.
  • Investigate, address and resolve employee/labour relations issues, including disciplinary matters. Make decisions or effective recommendations on matters involving possible discipline, discharge and probationary termination.

Community Education and Development:

  • Ensure the provision of community legal education, law reform activities and legal support to clients and client groups by:
    • Producing materials for community education in the form of pamphlets, articles, manuals and self-help kits.
    • Participating in the development and organization of outreach programs for specific groups.
    • Acting as Clinic resource person for various community organizations.
    • Preparing legal briefs and other law reform activities.
    • Preparing a program of educational seminars designed for the client community, giving speeches, workshops, and other educational activities.
    • Lobbying and advocating for law reform in cooperation with other clinics and groups.
    • Participating in inter-clinic activities as appropriate
  • Liaise with other legal clinics as appropriate to acquire knowledge to ensure the effective delivery of services to clients and students of the clinic.


  • Conduct legal research and maintain knowledge of poverty law and various statutes and regulations in order to act as legal counsel on behalf of clients.
  • Conduct client interviews, take instructions and provide legal advice.
  • Prepare casework independently and/or assign specific tasks to students or staff, as appropriate.
  • Prepare documents to represent clients before Courts and Tribunals.
  • Represent clients before Courts and Tribunals.


  • Report directly to the Executive Director, the Dean and LAO on financial, statistical and policy matters.
  • Prepare and provide regular summaries of all clinic activities as required to the Executive Director, the Dean and LAO.
  • Assist the Executive Director to develop policy positions for submission to the Dean and LAO; implement as required.
  • Analyse data to develop broad strategies for the scope and nature of services and activities provided by QLA.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Executive Director in support of the Queen’s Law Clinics.


  • LL.B. or J.D. degree.
  • Called to the Bar and qualified to practice in Ontario – or -L1 membership in good standing in the Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Minimum five years of experience and familiarity with legal practice in areas relevant to QLA including:
    • Social benefits appeals
    • Criminal and POA matters
    • Civil matters in Small Claims Court
    • Employment issues
    • Tenant rights
    • Human rights
    • Criminal injuries compensation
  • Familiarity with community resources available to QLA clients.
  • Experience in a managerial or leadership role. Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and strategic planning skills, with the ability to direct and manage teams and individuals to foster a team approach to the provision of services to clients.
  • Experience in financial and business management.
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid Ontario policies, procedures, and administrative systems considered asset.
  • Familiarity with University policies, procedures, and administrative systems, and an understanding of the law school environment considered asset.
  • Awareness of particular issues raised in poverty law practice.
  • Teaching experience and knowledge of clinical/experimental learning techniques considered an asset.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strategic planning, financial management, budgeting and accounting skills.
  • Change management skills with an ability to lead a participatory planning process, develop a vision and work with all stakeholders to ensure that vision emerges and is implemented effectively.
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills, with an ability to analyze and respond to crisis situations.
  • Leadership skills with an ability to supervise individuals of varied experience to ensure they meet required ethical and professional standards in the delivery of legal services to the public.
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential materials and information.
  • Initiative in acquiring new knowledge and keeping informed of changes in the law, and in the University and LAO communities.
  • Strong IT and technological skills to record, analyze, and present and / or transfer information and recognize opportunities to apply technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the clinic.
  • Solid professional judgment, discretion, and flexibility.
  • Superior capacity to work on complex tasks, meeting deadlines despite many interruptions.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail, coupled with good capacity to conceptualize, thinking creatively and strategically.


  • Lead the consideration of operational decisions, policies and procedures for QLA, on both a day-to-day and a long-term planning basis.
  • Make operational decisions on intake, supervision and management of client files.
  • Select clients for QLA (establishing broad guidelines and then deciding upon applications from individual applicants).
  • Decide upon appropriate referral information, when an applicant is rejected as a QLA client.
  • Determine the legal services required by clients: deciding whether the work of student caseworkers is appropriate and adequate (giving initial direction and then closely supervising all research, correspondence and representation).
  • On occasion, identify and respond to needs for emergency legal services, either personally or through delegation to student caseworkers.
  • Lead the consideration of the content and instructional strategy of training programs for caseworkers.
  • Lead the consideration of the content and instructional strategy of the clinic.
  • Determine whether student caseworkers need specific counselling or guidance and decide how to offer this discreetly and effectively.
  • Manage multiple, complex, simultaneous tasks; juggle priorities to meet changing, often competing deadlines.
  • Allocate a continuous, stable and challenging workload for student caseworkers.
  • Evaluate job candidates and make effective recommendations on suitable hires.
  • Make decisions and/or effective recommendations regarding transfers and promotions.
  • Evaluate employee performance and decide on appropriate training or coaching to address lack of proficiency in carrying out responsibilities, or remedial action for staff disciplinary situations.
  • Assess investigation outcome of grievances and makes effective recommendations on appropriate course of action or next steps on grievances.
  • Make effective recommendations on level of discipline up to discharge and probationary termination.

Posted July 11, 2018-

Make a difference: Join the CSS and CS Appeal Panels

Do you believe Albertans should be treated fairly? Join the Community and Social Services and Children’s Services Appeal Panels.
We are looking for Albertans with a range of skills and experiences to hear concerns brought forward by Albertans who have had certain services denied, changed or cancelled and provide a fair and impartial review of the decision through a quasi-judicial process.

Job ID #581
Apply now at
Apply by July 23, 2018
Visit to learn more about the CSS and CS Appeal Panels.

Posted June 28, 2018-

Prisoners’ Legal Services, Burnaby, BC

Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS) is looking for a passionate, problem solving, empathetic and dedicated lawyer for a 10-month contract position. We are a small non-profit society providing legal services to federal and provincial prisoners in the province of British Columbia.

The position has two components: responsibility for the Prisoner Legal Education Project and parental leave coverage for our staff lawyer/legal advocate.

Prisoner Legal Education Project: PLS produces legal education materials for prisoners on a range of topics to help clients pursue issues on their own. The contract lawyer would be responsible for reviewing our current materials for legal accuracy and for developing new materials on issues such as transgender prisoner rights, mother-child programs in prison, and making complaints to medical professional colleges.

Staff Lawyer/Legal Advocate: The staff lawyer/legal advocacy component involves providing advocacy to prisoners regarding prison legal issues, including and especially the prison disciplinary process. It also involves supervising PLS’ four other legal advocates.

Advocacy work is primarily done by telephone, fax and email. Advocacy on behalf of prisoners may involve summary advice, informal advocacy, providing written submissions and personal representation at tribunals. Legal advocates have conduct of client files and are responsible for ensuring day-to-day tasks are scheduled and performed within relevant timeframes. This position also involves reviewing and determining the legal merit of cases and the level of service to be provided. At times it will also require the direction and supervision of the other legal advocates’ work.

This position would have a great deal of contact with prisoners, prison administrators and parole authorities. This position requires frequent travel to prisons in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Access to a vehicle is essential. A CPIC clearance is required to visit prisons.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be called to the bar in BC;
  • Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to write effectively for lay audiences; and
  • Strong verbal and interviewing skills.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to be a strong advocate for disadvantaged clients, including those with low income, those with mental disabilities, or those whose first language is not English;
  • Ability to be a strong advocate for disadvantaged clients, including those with low income, those with mental disabilities, or those whose first language is not English;
  • Ability to work well with others in a team setting;
  • Ability to negotiate and find creative solutions to prisoners’ legal problems;
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in matters of ethics and confidentiality;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in particular in dealing with prisoners, lawyers, and prison and parole officials;
  • Superb organization skills with strong follow-through and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with general software applications (e.g. MS Word, Outlook);
  • Willingness to assist those convicted of various crimes in a non-judgmental way; and
  • Second language or demonstrated awareness of the cultural diversity of prisoners an asset.

Closing date: interviews will be scheduled after July 6, 2018

Start date: ASAP

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter together with a résumé outlining how their qualifications meet the position requirements to:

Jennifer Metcalfe, Executive Director
Prisoners’ Legal Services/ West Coast Prison Justice Society
Tel: (604) 636-0470
Fax: (604) 636-0480


Posted June 28, 2018-

Canada's Capital University

Director of Equity Services

Carleton University invites applications for the position of Director of Equity Services, with the appointment to be effective ideally in the fall of 2018. Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, this challenging and rewarding role provides primary advice and direction to the senior academic and administrative leaders of Carleton University regarding human rights and employment and educational equity.

Located in Ottawa, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide 30,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 150 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. As an innovative institution, Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. Further information may be found at

The Director of Equity Services provides leadership in all areas of equity and human rights, including developing and implementing policies, programs, and practices, and the management of informal and formal complaints. As the University’s spokesperson on human rights and equity services, the Director will promote equity, diversity, and inclusion with a variety of internal and external groups, including students and student associations, campus unions, provincial and federal representatives, and the media. The Director is responsible for the budgetary, organizational, and strategic planning of the Department of Equity Services, including the Ojigkwanong Centre for Indigenous Initiatives and the Sexual Assault Support Centre.

The successful candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of human rights issues, public policy, case management, and conflict resolution processes, backed by extensive managerial and professional experience, ideally within an academic environment. In addition to a graduate degree, the Director will understand educational and employment equity issues, and the laws governing equity, human rights, and administrative process. The ability to manage in a complex and diverse environment, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an inclusive approach to building consensus and creative problem solving is required. The Director must earn the respect of all members of the Carleton community. To effect any change in the status quo requires cultural competency, tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, patience, and leadership. Given the nature of the task, the Director must also demonstrate a strong personal interest and commitment to improvement in the status of indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women, and all other groups covered by human rights legislation.

Carleton University continues to strive to foster diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to, women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The search committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

Posted June 25, 2018-

Gladue Lawyer (Non Caseload) Position

"The Legal Services Society (LSS) is the provincial legal aid provider in British Columbia. The (LSS) is looking for a Gladue Lawyer (Non Caseload)".

Who We Are
The Legal Services Society (LSS) is the provincial legal aid provider in British Columbia. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to people with low incomes in BC. We assist some of BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens: those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk. 

The Opportunity
As a Gladue Lawyer, you will have the primary responsibility for the administration and management of the Gladue portfolio, including writing and conducting legal reviews of Gladue reports, and will provide support to the organization on Gladue tariff policy. 

Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry that meet the requirements for the position.

As a Gladue Lawyer, you will:

  • Provide Gladue services including authoring Gladue reports and/or conducting legal reviews of Gladue reports when required.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Manager and Coordinator, Indigenous Services on the administration and management of Gladue including services delivered in accordance with the tariff, duty counsel, and other contracted legal services.
  • Monitor and provide advice related to Gladue at Court locations across B.C. by communicating, interpreting and implementing, practices and standards.
  • Provide legal support and resources, acts as a criminal law advisor to contract & staff by providing advice and coaching in all aspects of criminal cases, as well as all aspects of LSS criminal law procedures including duty counsel procedures.
  • Recruit, monitor, coach and participate in selection of Gladue report writers and legal reviewers, including performance planning, coaching and feedback meetings.
  • Maintain current awareness of developments in all matters impacting Indigenous Services Department and the delivery of LSS Indigenous programs and services, and apprises the Coordinator and Manager, Indigenous Services of issues and developments that could impact the Society or its programs and services.
  • Identify training needs for Gladue report writers and Gladue legal reviewers and initiates other quality assurance measures; conducts reviews of Gladue writer performance; promotes criminal law services and other initiatives.
  • Liaises with private bar lawyers, courts and community groups across B.C. to gather feedback and identify issues on matters of material interest relating to Gladue services and initiatives.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal community by attending community cultural events and conferences etc. to network, raise awareness of LSS and Justice Services, present information and identify community needs.
  • Develop and conduct workshops to train band members, Chiefs and Council and community members (intermediaries and the public) on a variety of issues related to their needs including Child Protection, Family Relations Act, Civil Law and Mediation.

For more information please see LSS website for the position posting with full job requirements:
Interested candidates should submit a covering letter, together with a résumé, outlining how their qualifications meet the position requirements, to:

Legal Service Society
Human Resources Department
HR Contact: Sylvia Gara
Competition no: P055-18
400-510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8
E-mail address:

The Legal Services Society is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian Society. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from indigenous people, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to applicants of indigenous ancestry that meet the requirements for the position.
We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Posted June 25, 2018-

Are you looking for an articling positon for 2019/2020?

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is offering the opportunity for interesting and fulfilling work in Belleville and surrounding communities.  We are seeking a student who is self-directed and is able to work independently as well as being an integral part of our team.  You must demonstrate a commitment to social justice issues and have empathy for people living in poverty.

The CALC provides access to justice to vulnerable members of our community through quality legal services in the areas of Tenant Rights, Social Assistance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Human Rights, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Employment Law, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Employment Insurance, Special Education Issues, and Consumer Law.  Developing legal education materials and workshops and undertaking systemic advocacy are critical components of our work. 

As the successful articling student, you will be given considerable responsibility. You must demonstrate strong organizational skills.  You will work under the direction and mentorship of the clinic lawyers to:

  • Undertake legal casework in all or some of the areas of law practiced at CALC
  • Represent clients before tribunals and courts
  • Develop and implement community development and legal education programs in partnership with community organizations

Applicants shall:

  • be familiar with the areas of law practiced at CALC
  • have an awareness of issues in rural and remote communities
  • have access to reliable transportation to provide service throughout our large geographic area

This is a full-time position with a start date of July 2, 2019, contingent on funding.

To apply please submit:

Your covering letter, résumé and law school transcripts by 5:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 to Lynda Morgan at  The re line should read “Articling Student 2019-20”

For more information about our clinic, our work or our history, please visit our website at:

Only those being offered an interview will be contacted.

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity and strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of Canadian society. We encourage applicants who are members of historically marginalized groups including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual and gender orientations, and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

“We are an equal opportunity employer striving to
reflect the population of Ontario”

Posted June 22, 2018-


The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites applications for at least two tenure-stream appointments, to begin July 1, 2019. While the primary focus of this search is for an entry-level tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered for a truly outstanding candidate. The Faculty welcomes applicants in all areas of legal study. Without limiting the call for applications, the Faculty signals a special interest in receiving applications in the areas of aboriginal and indigenous law, intellectual property law (particularly patent law), private law, labour and employment law, tax law, legal ethics and professionalism, international economic law, land use planning and land transactions, and public and constitutional law.

Save in exceptional circumstances, the successful candidate will have a JD/LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or a cognate discipline completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Faculty’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

Nationally and internationally recognized as a leading law school, Queen’s Law has a distinguished record of outstanding teaching and research. Located in historic Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s Law has a proud history of a high level of faculty and student engagement. Queen’s Law has a curriculum and research profile that includes Canada’s largest international law program, operated at the Queen’s University Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK. The Faculty leads Canadian law schools in interdisciplinary study opportunities, including programs that combine JD studies with Business, Economics, Public Administration, and Industrial Relations. The Faculty is also home to vibrant LLM and PhD programs that draw students from around the world, leading research groups such as the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, an interdisciplinary Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy, and five clinical programs in Poverty Law, Prison Law, Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • Copies of all university transcripts;
  • Copies of sample publications;
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience, including teaching experience and supervision at both the JD and graduate levels (include course outlines and evaluations if available);
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests; and
  • Letters from at least three referees sent directly by the referee to the address below.

Applicants should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic career. Writing samples will not be returned and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants should submit their files by August 15, 2018 directly to the email address included below. Each application document should be attached as a separate file in PDF or Word. Referees should also submit letters of support directly to the same email address below by August 15, 2018. However, if letters from referees are not available by this date, they should be submitted as soon thereafter as is possible. The Committee may still consider applications after this date.

Applications should be emailed to to the attention of:

Dean Bill Flanagan
Faculty of Law
128 Union Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Dean’s Office at or (613) 533-6000, extension 74285.

Additional information, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at archivists/collective-agreement and at

Posted May 29, 2018-

Posting for Chair of the Mercury Disability Board

An exciting opportunity exists in the position of Chair of the Mercury Disability Board, to provide strategic direction and guidance on issues impacting First Nation communities in Ontario.


In November 1985, an out of court settlement agreement was reached that included Wabaseemoong Independent Nations (formerly Islington, formerly Whitedog), Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (also known as Grassy Narrows First Nation) and the federal and provincial governments. The settlement dealt with mercury contamination in the English and Wabigoon river systems, and provided for the establishment of a Mercury Disability Board (Board) and a Mercury Disability Fund (Fund).

In 1986, both Canada and Ontario enacted legislation to carry out the terms of the settlement, including the creation of the Board.

The Board supervises the administration of the Fund and oversees a claims and appeals process that is available to all eligible First Nation members. To learn more about the Board and the position of Chair, please visit:

Job Description


The Chair is responsible for providing leadership, and overall strategic, operational and financial direction to the Board, which includes fostering an environment of transparency, respect, fairness and equity. The Chair acts as an ambassador for the Board, and is the Board’s public face when engaging with First Nation communities and governments.


  • Understand the role and powers of the Chair and Board under the legislative framework
  • Chair Board and Committee meetings in accordance with Board policies and procedures
  • Consult with, and communicate the Board’s work to, the impacted First Nation communities, as may be required
  • Lead the Board in strategic planning, and provide leadership regarding organizational priorities and governance
  • Provide guidance and support to the Board and its members in updating, developing and/or applying Board policies and procedures in compliance with governing legislation and any applicable human rights or other legislation as may be required
  • Facilitate and support the Board’s ability to consult with professionals and government officials as the Board considers necessary
  • Serve as spokesperson and ambassador for the Board
  • Oversee Board operations and performance within its mandate
  • Evaluate annually the performance of the MDB in achieving its mandate.
  • Represent the Board at external functions, meetings and events
  • Oversee updates to Board’s website to ensure accuracy and currency, as necessary
  • Ensure effective financial controls and risk management strategies are implemented
  • Consider and support the capacity needs of Board members to enable their full participation in Board meetings and Board-related work
  • Demonstrate and foster respect for the affected First Nations' cultures and history, and their communities’ strengths and challenges

The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. The Chair will be expected to perform all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.


Professional Skills:

  • Strong leadership, facilitation, organizational and administrative skills are required
  • Knowledge of board governance practices and previous board experience is required
  • Knowledge of issues that face Indigenous people and communities, as well as demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity are required
  • Experience working with or for Indigenous people or organizations is an asset
  • Professional knowledge of law, medicine and/or adjudication of disability benefits is an asset
  • Previous experience Chairing a Board or leading an organization is an asset
  • Experience working in an environment pursuant to a legislated mandate is an asset
  • Experience in developing and/or updating policies and procedures, including to compliance with human rights requirements is an asset
  • Experience in financial management and finance issues, particularly in a non-profit setting is an asset

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Superior group facilitation skills to support consensus decision-making

  • Strong inter-personal and relationship-building skills to foster productive internal and external relationships
  • Tact, respect and diplomacy in all situations, with the ability to listen and engage effectively

Commitment Required:

  • Strong commitment to implementing the Board’s mandate in a manner that is respectful of the affected First Nation communities and consistent with human rights principles and standards
  • Strong commitment to developing, renewing and updating Board procedures and policies in accordance with the governing legislative framework, and any applicable human rights or other legislation as may be required
  • Strong commitment and capability to establish respectful relationships between the Board, its members, and the affected First Nation communities
  • Part-time position for a two-year term, which may be renewed
  • Attendance at: 4 Board meetings, including 3 in Kenora and one in Winnipeg; 2 Finance Committee conference calls; Service Committee meetings as required; and 1 in-community meeting (altering between the two First Nation communities each year)
  • Attendance at special events and meetings with the First Nation communities and stakeholders, which may include travel and time commitments outside regular office hours


Per diem remuneration commensurate with experience as agreed by the Board; travel expenses and disbursements to be reimbursed according to Board policies.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé and cover letter outlining your interest and experience to:

Mercury Disability Board
P.O. Box 621 Kenora, Ontario
P9N 3X6

Or by email at:

The Board encourages applications from Indigenous persons and other equity-seeking groups.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2018.

Posted May 14, 2018-

Senior Instructor Position - School of Health Administration/Schulich School of Law

Applications are invited for a Senior Instructor position that will encompass teaching, educational scholarship, and educational leadership in the School of Health Administration (50%) and the Schulich School of Law (50%) commencing July 1, 2018. The Senior instructor is a full, voting faculty member of both the School of Health Administration and the Schulich School of Law with associated rights and responsibilities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Senior Instructor will have an 80% teaching and a 20% administrative workload. This will include the role of instructor of record, preparation and delivery of courses, and student evaluation in both Schools. The Senior Instructor will also be responsible for the coordination of the JD/Masters in Health Administration.  A program, including academic advising; coordinating; oversight of the Health Law Certificate; and developing and delivering non-credit based professional development courses (for example, the Certificate in Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration). 

The successful candidate will have a Juris Doctor degree and a relevant Master's Degree with a minimum of five years teaching experience at the university level. Expertise in and proven ability to teach health law courses; proven ability to teach Health Law for health professionals, including ability to teach health law to non-lawyers; demonstrated passion for learning and teaching; and evidence of teaching excellence are essential.  Proficiency with online teaching technology such as BrightSpace; demonstrated ability to contribute to course development; demonstrated experience with delivery and evaluation of law and health administration curricula; and demonstrated ability to supervise teaching assistants are strong assets.

Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2018.  Application package should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, a completed self-identification questionnaire (available at and contact information for three references.   Application package should be emailed, marked confidential and referencing Senior Instructor position, to: 

Chair, Appointments Committee for the
School of Health Administration and the Schulich School of Law
PO Box 15000 
Dalhousie University 
Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA B3H 4R2 
Ph:  902-494-7097; fax: 902-494-6849 

Subject to budgetary approval.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.  Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Posted March 9, 2018-

In-House Legal Counsel
Job No: 92978
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories

  • Receive a highly competitive salary package + additional allowances of $20,000 per year!
  • Live, work, and play in the scenic town of Inuvik - a place of rich diversity.
  • Enjoy a welcoming, supportive and close-knit environment and job security with the Gwich'in Tribal Council!

About the Gwich’in Tribal Council

The GTC is an Indigenous organization that represents Gwich’in Land Claim Participants in the Mackenzie-Delta of the Northwest Territories, Yukon and across Canada. The objectives of the GTC are to oversee important regional issues such as lands administration and resource management, intergovernmental relations, business development, corporate services, and of course, regional wellness.

The Gwich’in have traditionally used and occupied lands in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon from time immemorial. Today, the Gwich'in are party to a modern land claim agreement, the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (GCLCA), finalized in 1992. In implementing the GCLCA and fulfilling its objectives, the GTC works with various wholly-owned organizations such as the Gwich’in Settlement Corporation and the Gwich’in Development Corporation. The GTC also cooperates with community-level Gwich'in organizations under the land claim. For more info, please visit

About the Town of Inuvik

Whether you are looking for northern arts and culture, remote rivers and wilderness, a chance to see arctic wildlife, a place to do business or just the occasion to relax and enjoy the midnight sun – Inuvik is your destination.

A place of rich diversity, Inuvik is Canada’s largest fresh water delta, close to the Arctic Ocean, with a spectacular view of the Richardson Mountains. Inuvik ("place of people") is the homeland of the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in peoples. Inuvik is nestled between the Arctic tundra and the northern boreal forest, and overlooks the incredible maze of lakes and streams of the Delta.

With air and road transportation, access to Inuvik is convenient and offers adventure and great scenery. The Dempster Highway is an unforgettable driving experience that crosses the Arctic Circle and traverses mountain ranges and river crossings.

Inuvik has endless offerings. To learn more about Inuvik, please visit or

About the Opportunity

Currently, the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) has an exciting full-time opening for a Lawyer (In-House Legal Counsel) in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

In this key role, you will report to the Chief Operating Officer and be responsible for providing a full-range of legal services to the Gwich’in Tribal Council, as well as affiliated Gwich’in organizations from time to time, such as the Gwich’in Development Corporation, the Gwich’in Settlement Corporation and Designated Gwich’in Organizations.
More specifically, you will be:

  • Providing legal advice and support to GTC and, from time to time, affiliates, including working to ensure that their mandates are carried out in accordance with applicable law and by-laws
  • Providing counsel to the senior management team on a variety of legal topics, which may include areas such as lands and natural resources, governmental affairs, commercial transactions, transboundary issues, Self-Government, and employment law
  • Advising on land claim matters, including land claim interpretation and implementation
  • Providing legal, advisory, regulatory, and transactional assistance
  • Conducting legal research, analysis, and drafting
  • Assisting with GTC Board of Directors corporate governance, including drafting resolutions, training of board members, and maintaining corporate records
  • Fulfilling the role of GTC Corporate Secretary in collaboration with the GTC Chief Operating Officer or as directed
  • Reviewing and advising on legislative and regulatory reforms
  • Advising and coordinating GTC in duty to consult contexts
  • Assisting with negotiations, including dispute resolution such as arbitration, and mediation
  • Representing the GTC in political and technical meetings with government, industry, and communities
  • Providing strategic guidance and advice on law and policy tools to deliver the optimal results for Gwich’in
  • Assisting with capacity building for Gwich’in and GTC staff in relation to the law and legal affairs
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and direction on services delivered by the legal department

In order to apply, you will need the following:

  • Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree (LLB/JD)
  • To be qualified or willing to become qualified to practice law in the Northwest Territories
  • Minimum of three (3) years of legal practice experience
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in Indigenous law

To supplement these qualifications, you will join us with duty to consult experience and experience working for an Indigenous Government or in the broader public sector. Past corporate governance experience and/or past supervisory experience will be considered an asset for this role.

Superior interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to thrive in a highly complex environment, strong leadership skills, and the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment will be essential in this role.

You will be ideally suited for this role if you are resilient, open to change, have a strong attention to detail, can understand long-term business goals and objectives, and enjoy the challenge of working on legal matters across a broad range of areas.

This role involves some travel within the Region (approximately 4 times per year) and also within Canada (approximately 2-4 times per year). A valid Class 5 driver's licence is also required.

Priority consideration is given to Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

Please note, for this role a Criminal Record Check will be required.

Lastly, it would be a definite asset if you have an understanding of the Gwich’in history, culture and political environment.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary with the ability to earn performance pay. All employees also receive a generous and competitive benefits package, including:

  • Additional allowances of $20,000
  • Health and dental coverage
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Generous vacation and leave entitlements
  • Relocation available for the right candidate

Upon joining our team, you will encounter a close-knit team with a family-oriented team environment. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged, with our regular hours being 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with the added option of working a flexible schedule when you need it. There is also plenty of room and encouragement for professional development initiatives and taking on new responsibilities.

Above all, here at GTC we value our employee's well-being and provide a total of five (5) weeks of paid vacation time. In addition to this, we offer up to a further three (3) weeks of leave for personal reasons that are in line with GTC policies and encourage our team to engage in fully paid days for learning about Gwich’in culture and traditions and community volunteering in ways that align with GTC's mandate.

The Gwich’in Tribal Council offers a supportive, friendly workplace. If you're looking for a career with an energetic and progressive Indigenous corporation, don’t miss this chance to Apply Now!

Posted March 9, 2018-

Director, Research
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada

The high number of deaths and disappearances ofIndigenous women and  girls in Canada is on ongoing notional tragedy  that must be brought to on end  The Government of Canada is committed to taking effective action  and to this end has launched on Notional  /inquiry to identify and examine systemic causes of violence against  Indigenous women and  girls in Canada.   The Commission into this Inquiry began undertaking their responsibilities in September 2016, inquiring and reporting on systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada. It will make recommendations on institutional policies and practices to be implemented in response to the violence experienced, on concrete and effective action  that con be token to remove systemic causes of violence, and to increase the safety of Indigenous women and girls while at the some time finding ways to honour and commemorate them.

The Role

The Director, Research is accountable for the planning, development  and implementation of a notional research program and strategies in support of the Commission of Notional Inquiry; for the leading  of the Commission research activities; and for the identification of causes and the development of recommendations or options to address systemic violence against Indigenous women and girls.

A   backbone  position   for  the   Inquiry,   specifically   the   Director,   Research  plans   and   manages  the   conduct  of socio-economic  research studies, environmental scans and statistical analyses regarding issues that ore pertinent to the work of the Commission and builds partnerships with other agencies  (within and external to governments) who ore studying similar issues. They  will    provide    direction   and    advice  with  regards   to   research   sources,  methodologies,   and   report development,  leading  a team of researchers in a process  that respects the sensitivity of the subject and  the individuals invofved.

To achieve their mandate, the Director, Research carries out resource planning, budgeting and human resource management for the research function. The successful candidate will be engaged in the organization  and drafting of the interim and final reports of the Commission, and leads the writing, editing, translation, indexing, proof-reading and publication of these the final reports  on  the  major findings  and  recommendations. The Director, Research will  engage and  collaborate with various stakeholders, such as the Notional lndigenious Organizations, various educational institution and other Research institutions notionally and internationally in achieving mandate of the Notional Inquiry. Further, the Director, Research will work closely with Lead Counsels and Commission Counsels on the leading the planning and delivery of the expert and institutional hearings. They will also develop a research archival bose and represent the Commission notionally on research, data collection and analysis processes;contributing to public awareness. Overseeing the collection of historical records, the high-quality work of the Director, Research will ensure a complete a record as possible that serves to establish a foundation  of data to build on in the future.

A passionate leader with vested interest in supporting Indigenous women and girls, the Director, Research has the chance  to create   and  implement  lasting  change   that  affects  all  Notions  across  Canada. The  successful candidate will bring experience leading Indigenous research initiatives, a relevant degree (Masters or PhD preferred), and a willingness to travel as required.  Experience in low and human rights will be considered on asset.

For more information or to apply for this exciting opportunity, please contact Brenda LaRose at
204-515-3828 ext. 103 or submit your resume and related information electronically to

Posted March 8, 2018-

Full time

We are looking for a young lawyer to join a busy Indigenous law firm and tackle systemic discrimination head-on through excellent advocacy and meaningful client engagement.

The ideal candidate would have an interest in Canadian law and Indigenous law and justice, be willing to learn, and able to communicate respectfully and coherently. The job is fast-paced and demanding, so candidates should have demonstrable experience in roles requiring initiative, diligence, and attention to detail while under pressure.

Indigenous candidates as well as candidates with experience and exposure to Indigenous laws, languages, cultures and territories are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary will be commensurate to experience. Extended benefits available after probationary period.


Josephine A. de Whytell, LL.B.
Barrister and Solicitor
Hensel Barristers Professional Corporation
400-832 College St.
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C8
Office: 416.966.0404 x 247| Fax: 416.966.2999

Posted March 7, 2018-

Goldblatt Partners LLP (anciennement Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP) est un cabinet juridique de premier plan spécialisé en droit du travail canadien. Nous sommes également reconnus pour notre travail dans les domaines du litige civil, du droit constitutionnel, du droit criminel et du droit autochtone.

Nous sommes à la recherche d'une avocate ou d’un avocat junior pour se joindre à notre bureau d'Ottawa. La candidate ou le candidat retenu devra pratiquer principalement dans les domaines
du droit du travail et du droit de l'emploi, plaidant devant divers arbitres, tribunaux administratifs et cours de justice. Il pourrait également y avoir une opportunité d’élargir notre pratique en matière de litige civil au bureau d’Ottawa, y compris les litiges d’intérêt public.

Les candidates et candidats doivent être membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario et doivent posséder de deux à cinq ans d’expérience dans des contentieux portant sur le droit du travail, le droit de l’emploi, les droits de la personne ou d’autres domaines connexes.

La candidate ou le candidat idéal(e) sera également en mesure de plaider en français.

Goldblatt Partners LLP s’engage à accroître la diversité et l'équité au sein de notre cabinet et encourage fortement les candidates et candidats provenant de groupes en quête d'équité à faire demande pour ce poste. Si vous êtes membre d'un groupe en quête d’équité, n’hésitez pas à vous identifier comme tel dans votre demande, si vous le souhaitez. La décision de partager cette information est à l’entière discrétion de la candidate ou du candidat et n'est pas une exigence du processus de demande.

Si vous souhaitez travailler avec des juristes en droits du travail reconnus à travers le pays dans un environnement progressiste et collégial, nous vous prions de soumettre votre CV et une lettre de présentation avant 16h00, vendredi le 16 mars, 2018à:

Me Lise Leduc
c / o Kalyn Lord
Administratrice de bureau, Goldblatt Partners LLP
30, rue Metcalfe, Pièce 500
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 5L4
T: 613-235-5327
F: 613-235-3041

Toutes les demandes seront traitées de façon confidentielle.

Posted February 27, 2018-


JOB TITLE: Indigenous Staff Lawyer


The Six Nations Justice Program’s Victim Services Staff Lawyer would be available for assisting staff and clients with court documents, directing clients to justice and community services, assisting clients navigate criminal and family law processes. The Staff Lawyer will be expected to develop strong working relationships with local Crown Attorney Offices, court staff, and Police Services.


  • Represent victims where necessary in criminal and family law.
  • Assist family and court advocates with the filing of court documents.
  • Draft Indigenous victim services internal policies and procedures for review by director and working committee and completes a final copy.
  • Provide legal information in community presentations within Six Nations and its surrounding communities.
  • Research and analyze case law using legal tools to determine appropriate courses of action.
  • Visit neighboring jurisdictions to attend court where required.
  • Prepare oral and written legal arguments.
  • Participate in research and the collection of program statistics as needed.
  • Advise the Six Nations Victim Services’ Director on relevant legal issues encountered by the program and its clients.
  • Connect clients to additional legal counsel where necessary.


  • Must possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctorate and be a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • The ideal candidate has 1-5 years of post-call experience in private practice, in-house, or a combination thereof.
  • Has worked in a First Nations community for a minimum of three years.


1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations Application for Employment Form.

2. Covering letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.

3. Recent resume. Resume must clearly show that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.

4. Three letters of reference from previous employers in the last 10 years.

5. A photocopy of your education degree/diploma or transcript.

6. Application in a sealed envelope and send to: Indigenous By-Law Worker, C/O Reception Desk, Grand River Employment

Training, Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0

Method #2:

Scan and email all documents listed above to

Posted February 14, 2018-

Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University

One-Year Limited Term Appointment 2018-19

The Schulich School of Law plays an integral role in the fabric of Canadian legal education.  We are a national law school, with a large number of our students drawn from and returning to every region of Canada.  We graduate leaders, with alumni holding every form of government office, teaching in law schools, innovating in the provision of private and public sector legal services, advancing policy in the executive branch of government, rendering decisions on courts across the country, and offering service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations.  We have always been marked by our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition.

We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence.  We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world.  We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world. We are committed to deepening our identity as a diverse and inclusive law school.

Applications from interested individuals will be considered for a full-time limited term teaching appointment at the rank of Instructor for one year effective July 1, 2018 to teach primarily in the areas of Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Tort Law and Damage Compensation, and/or Legal Ethics.  This position depends on curricular needs and budgetary resources.  Applicants must have a J.D./LL.B. degree;  applicants must also have a graduate degree in law or a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.  Applications received before March 15, 2018 will be given fullest consideration.

Applications should include a resume; university transcripts; a teaching and research statement (maximum 7 pages); teaching evaluations as available; the names of three referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee; and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at  If a candidate’s graduate degree is in progress, then in their cover letter the candidate should indicate their stage of completion.  Applications should be forwarded to:

Chair, Appointments Committee
Office of the Dean
Schulich School of Law
6061 University Ave
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 4R2
Fax:  902-494-2102


Posted February 2, 2018-


ALS is a multi-service Aboriginal controlled agency with its main office located in Toronto, Ontario and satellite offices throughout the GTA and Ontario. We are currently seeking a Senior Staff Lawyer and Courtworker Supervisor for a one-year contract.

This position is funded by Legal Aid Ontario. Salary and benefits are in accordance with LAO guidelines and practice experience.

The Senior Staff Lawyer and Courtworker Supervisor’s duties include the following:

  • Carriage of a high case load, including landlord/tenant board, criminal injuries compensation board, ODSP files, Coroner’s Inquests, and supervising and mentoring lawyers and paralegals on such files.
  • Systemic advocacy, including representing clients and/or intervening in Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario and Supreme Court of Canada matters
  • Public legal education and public speaking about justice matters concerning Indigenous peoples in Ontario and Canada
  • Supervising and mentoring Courtworkers
  • Providing summary advice on criminal and family law

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a lawyer, preferably in Ontario
  • Experience advocating for Indigenous peoples in courts and/or tribunals
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, ALS’s vision and mission
  • Demonstrably excellent legal skills in ALS’s areas of practice
  • A high level of cultural competence, including experience working with Indigenous peoples, especially those in marginalized circumstances
  • Experience in criminal/family law is an asset
  • Familiarity with Legal Aid Ontario’s funding and reporting structures is a definite asset.
For more information about ALS and this opportunity, please visit our website at candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Edith Moore, Human Resources
Director at no later than noon on February 7, 2018.

Posted January 29, 2018-


Wortzmans, a division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, is seeking contract lawyers for immediate support on a three to six month project. Although training will be in Toronto, Ontario, the position can be based in any location within Canada.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with Indigenous Peoples communities and issues.


  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or international equivalent) and maintenance of good standing with a Canadian Law Society
  • Called to the Bar in Canada and carry professional liability insurance
  • Ability to work as part of a highly-focused team
  • Ability to work remotely, and on-site when needed
  • Skilled in the latest document review technologies and tools, and possess an interest in electronic discovery
  • Bilingual or multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Alanna Tomson at with “Contract Lawyer” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Wortzmans and McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Wortzmans specializes in providing advice and services relating to the management of digital information. We are always looking for talented review lawyers to add to the team.  We support both remote and on-site review projects, have excellent project managers, and run professional and efficient reviews. Compensation is competitive in the market and commensurate with experience. If you are interested in working with us, please apply today.

Posted January 10, 2018-

Call For Expressions of Interest from Qualified Investigators

The Director of Investigations at the University of British Columbia retains qualified external investigators to conduct sexual assault and sexual misconduct investigations under UBC Board of Governor’s Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy No. 131).

The Director of Investigations seeks qualified individuals – in the Vancouver and Kelowna areas – who have experience in investigating, mediating or adjudicating matters related to sexual misconduct including sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

The Director of Investigations invites Expressions of Interest from lawyers, mediators or decision-makers who satisfy the experience or demonstrated ability shown below:

  • Experience investigating allegations of sexual misconduct in an impartial and trauma-informed manner, in accordance with applicable laws and legal principles
  • Awareness and knowledge of the effects of trauma on memory, communication and behaviour
  • Strong reasoning and writing ability within the context of investigative reports which clearly outlines the credibility of the parties and findings of fact
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and meet firm deadlines
  • Possess strong organizational and people skills
  • Proven ability to engage in effective, efficient and respectful collaboration and communication with participants to an investigation
  • Experience in maintaining responsible, thorough, accurate and comprehensive records related to all assigned case investigations during the life of an investigation
  • Possess some knowledge of FIPPA and are able to uphold and comply with the privacy interests of all parties to an investigation
  • Willingness to travel, when required

In an effort to reflect the diversity of our society and of the legal and alternative dispute resolution profession, while at the same time acting in the public interest, the Director of Investigations welcomes applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
If you are interested, please provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining how your qualifications meet the experience/demonstrated ability requirements.

Please also include three (3) professional references who are able to attest to your ability to perform the work required by the Director of Investigations.

Email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and references to Myrna McCallum, Director of Investigations, at The deadline to submit your Expression of Interest is January 31, 2018.

Posted January 5, 2018-



Located in picturesque Kingston Ontario, Queen’s University is seeking a Director, Faculty Relations, to join our team. Reporting to the Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), the incumbent must have experience developing bargaining strategies, and proven success as a chief negotiator of collective agreements, to be successful in this role.

This position is a great opportunity for a labour lawyer or a human resources (HR) professional with a relevant post-graduate degree, who is looking for work-life balance, but not at the expense of having challenging and interesting work. With the possibility of a fifteen minute commute to an internationally recognized institution like Queen’s University, coupled with the natural beauty of the campus and city, this opportunity is certainly unique.

If this description sounds like you, we welcome your application.


  • Act as key liaison between Queen’s University and the union currently representing three bargaining units: Teaching Assistants/ Teaching Fellows; and Post-Doctoral Fellows; and Research Assistants). In that capacity, maintains effective working relationships with union leaders, contributes to the University’s overall labour relations strategy and ensures that these relationships are aligned with that strategy.
  • Leads collective bargaining, including serving as chief spokesperson, in negotiations with the aforementioned union and assists the Associate Vice-Principal in negotiations with the faculty union. Speaks to issues at the table, conducts research to enable the University to address issues or to support others who will address the issue, and prepares for collective bargaining as a key contributor to the setting of bargaining mandate and strategy for the University.
  • Liaise with union representatives on matters ranging from specific issues and grievances, to committee work and special projects.
  • Provide expert advice in response to queries/issues raised by senior academic administrators, staffing officers, faculty, staff and union representatives and investigate or oversee the investigation of the background to the query/issue. Provide information and/or possible solutions, and build consensus and resolution in a manner consistent with the relevant collective agreement or policy. Work with faculties and senior administration on longer term and/or more significant faculty relations/employment-related issues.
  • Manage the process with respect to grievances filed within the incumbent’s client group; liaise with unions in the processing of the grievance, investigate or oversee the investigation of the circumstances of the grievance, prepare relevant materials and correspondence, negotiate settlements, and provide support and instruction to external legal counsel on matters that proceed to arbitration.
  • Lead Joint Labour Management Committees with PSAC Local 901 and lead or participate in various joint committees with QUFA.
  • Develop and deliver educational programming to academic administrators, staffing officers and other University personnel in regard to the administration of collective agreements, and compliance with workplace policies and applicable laws. Act on the AVP’s behalf in representing Faculty Relations. This may include providing advice and recommendations on special projects or ad hoc activities. As a leader of the Faculty Relations team, may modify operational priorities/projects to respond to unplanned demands that arise.
  • Determines the extent of support required from other members of the Faculty Relations team to ensure projects and workflow are effectively managed with an optimal use of resources, and provides coaching and support to others to ensure completion.
  • Conduct special projects including developing collective agreement interpretations or policies/procedures/protocols; preparing documents, reports, presentations, positions papers etc.;
  • Act as University lead in legal proceedings (human rights matters, grievance arbitrations, etc.) pertaining to academic staff matters within the incumbent’s client group and liaise/direct external counsel as required.
  • Participate on staffing committees, as requested, and make effective recommendations regarding employee selection.
  • Provide work direction, and technical/functional guidance to staff. Assign work, oversee its completion and monitor workflow.
  • Review assignments, assess performance, provide feedback and guidance, and address performance issues as required.

  • University degree in law or relevant post-graduate degree with a focus on labour relations or human resources management.
  • Minimum of eight years of senior labour relations experience, with a proven track record of success, ideally within a large, complex organization.
  • Experience as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining and in developing bargaining strategies
  • Experience in labour relations in the broader public sector, and faculty relations within a university environment in particular, would be an asset.
  • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.


  • Demonstrable knowledge of collective agreement administration, labour relations, grievance practices and procedures, and an in-depth knowledge of labour and employment legislation.
  • Able to effectively interpret and analyze collective agreements, legislation and jurisprudence, and can prepare collective agreement language, grievance responses, etc.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), conflict resolution and negotiation skills, including the ability to listen, articulate and advocate effectively, and problem solve independently and creatively. Must have the capacity to understand, assimilate and reconcile complex situations and divergent perspectives, often in situations in which conflict is present. A track record of effective leadership and participation in difficult conversations is essential.
  • Ability to negotiate, present information, and express ideas with confidence.
  • Excellent organizational, research and administrative skills with the ability to manage multiple demands and execute on competing priorities.
  • Actively seeks and integrates diverse thoughts and perspectives in order to develop more robust plans and solutions.
  • Strong orientation to building relationships and delivering quality service to clients, with the initiative and tenacity to work through complex issues to the point of resolution.
  • Ability to move from high level conceptualization to detailed and thorough implementation with the ability to engage in both independent and consultative decision making so as to move issues forward and build required consensus around a resolution.


  • As chief spokesperson, or when assisting the Associate Vice-Principal in negotiations, determines appropriate strategies, including tactics to be employed at the bargaining table, in order to negotiate collective agreements to mandate.
  • Determines appropriate implementation of University labour relations strategy in the context of relationship with unions
  • Determines appropriate direction, advice and support for clients in order to achieve positive academic labour relations and effective management of collective agreements.
  • In consultation with Faculty Relations team and clients, determines appropriate interpretation and administration of collective agreements, and application of workplace policies and applicable laws and advises clients
  • Makes decisions on the appropriate resolution of issues such as grievances and other disputes. Gives appropriate consideration to the benefit of settlement relative to the potential costs and precedential nature of the settlement.
  • In conjunction with Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), and other senior University administrators, determines University labour relations and collective bargaining strategy and provides recommendations on approach.
  • Determines extent of support required from other members of the Faculty Relations team and directs and oversees the work associated with the delivery of that support.
  • Determines content and structure of draft reports, proposals and agreements.
  • Identifies information, communication and training required for administrators and the employment supervisors of Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Research Assistants and Post-Doctoral Fellows.
  • Identifies requirement, and makes recommendations to the Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), regarding the design and delivery of workshops/seminars for academic administrators, staffing officers and other University personnel in respect of the QUFA and PSAC collective agreements.
  • Evaluates, as may be required, job candidates and makes effective recommendations on suitable hires.
  • Determines priorities and makes decisions about staff utilization and the assignment of work to achieve optimal efficiencies and productivity.
  • Assesses employees’ training needs and makes recommendations for internal or external training to attain proficiency.
  • Monitors and assesses the output and quality of employees’ work, recommends need for formal training or development plans to management and identifies staff performance issues.

    The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at


    Please click here and follow the online instruction.

    Posted November 14, 2017-

    Dean, Faculty of Law
    University of Victoria

    The University of Victoria acknowledges and respects the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNE? peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. 
    The University of Victoria ( is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs. The University’s 26,000 students, faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the UVic Edge – the potent fusion of dynamic learning, and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.

    Since our founding in the mid-1970s, the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria has sought to make a unique contribution to legal education in Canada, striving for innovation in the classroom, creativity and leadership in research, with due attention to the needs of Canada’s most marginalized communities.  Home to some of Canada’s most transformative and dynamic thinkers, the Faculty of Law has created a vibrant learning environment based on a commitment to social justice, humane professionalism and civic responsibility, and critical interdisciplinary policy-oriented research and teaching.  Dedicated to providing students with the skills, knowledge and judgment they will need to embark on diverse careers, UVic Law offers a rich curriculum that includes the only common-law co-operative legal education program in Canada and a diversity of experiential education opportunities.

    Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the new Dean of the Faculty of Law will be a distinguished academic with a passion for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates will possess a demonstrated record of achievement in academic administration, communication, collaborative leadership and a willingness to engage in robust fundraising and alumni relations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide a collegial, innovative and diverse Faculty, and play a key role in the advancement of a unique, trans-systemic degree program in Canadian and Indigenous legal orders.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a leadership role in one of Canada's most innovative universities. 

    The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

    Should you want to learn more please call Maureen Geldart or Danielle Conn of The Geldart Group at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to

    Posted October 30, 2017-

    Faculty Positions in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law and in
    Northern Land Use Law, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law


    The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University invites applications for three faculty positions at the tenured or tenure-track level. Candidates will be appointed as Full, Associate or Assistant Professors, depending on qualifications, teaching, and research experience. These appointments will commence in the summer of 2018 and offer excellent opportunities to join Ontario’s newest law school and contribute to its unique focus on the legal issues of Northern Ontario.

    Located in Thunder Bay, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law graduated its first class in 2016. Its Integrated Practice Curriculum has made the Faculty the first Canadian law school to provide real world legal skills as part of the J.D. program, allowing graduates to be called to the bar in Ontario without needing to article. Three mandates are embraced within the Faculty’s curriculum: Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and Sole/Small Town Practice with the Integrated Practice Curriculum. Committed to making a difference, providing access to justice, and leading the way for northern communities, the Faculty is home to an innovative curriculum, distinguished learner-centered legal professionals, and the opportunity to serve its community through Lakehead University Community Legal Services.

    Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has almost 10,000 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff. Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels through its ten faculties and has annual expenditures of $178.5 million, with an estimated annual economic impact on Ontario’s GDP of $1.3 billion from its Thunder Bay campus and $122.7 million from its Orillia campus. Located at the head of Lake Superior, Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus is one of the most beautiful in Canada, with many of its programscomplemented by fieldwork and a focus on northern socio-economic issues. Further information is available at

    Successful candidates for these three positions will possess strong academic qualifications in law, and research and teaching experience that is relevant to the Faculty’s three mandates as well as a law degree. Two of the positions will focus on Indigenous legal traditions and Aboriginal legal issues and law, with preference given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in these areas. Applications from candidates who employ Indigenous pedagogy in their teaching and have experience engaging with the language, worldview, traditions, and protocols of an Indigenous people are preferred. The third position will focus on both business and land use law and provides the successful candidate the opportunity to further develop the Faculty’s mandate in the areas of natural resources, environmental, and mining law in the north. Aboriginal or Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply for all three positions.

    Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

    The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of interest that includes a teaching and research statement, a curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), and may be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University’s executive search consultants:

    Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

    Posted October 24, 2017-

    Gladue Project Research Officer

    Department: Native Law Centre

    FTE: 1.0

    Status: 12 month term

    Requisition: req1257

    Open Date: 10/11/2017 

    Closing Date: 

    Salary Information: The salary range is CAD $60,000.00 - 75,000.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

    Description: There is 1 opening(s) for this posting. Located in Saskatoon.

    Primary Purpose: To provide research assistance and project delivery to the Native Law Centre Research Department in the area of Indigenous and Criminal Law.

    Nature of Work: The Department is currently seeking a full-time Research Officer for a 1-year term. The Research Officer will work under the direction of the Native Law Centre’s Academic Director and will be responsible for administering the Gladue Awareness Project (“Project”). The Project is a knowledge sharing program designed to reach people working in Saskatchewan’s justice system. The Research Officer must have sound knowledge of the relevant case law, the history of GladueGladue factors, and experience writing Gladue reports. The Project aims to raise awareness of Gladue sentencing principles and the Research Officer will seek seminar attendance from judges, defense lawyers, crown prosecutors, probation officers, etc., throughout Saskatchewan. The Research Officer will be required to actively coordinate seminars, create and administer brochures/posters, and collect and analyze the Project’s data (qualitative, quantitative, survey, etc.). The Project will take place over a 12-month period and will involve seminars, dialogue concerning Gladue resources specific to Saskatchewan, and the wide dissemination of this information through various communication channels. The Research Officer must be willing to travel and will have proven experience in public speaking.

    The Research Officer will work independently and collaboratively in a variety of environments to ensure successful delivery of the Project. Attention to detail, excellent public speaking skills, diligence, focus on quality, relatedness, collaborative mind set, and drive are necessary to ensure success in the position.


    Research Development

    • Data preparation (brochures, seminar outlines, PowerPoint, etc.) and application of legal expertise and knowledge of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system
    • Analysis and report preparation of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods data
    • Develops research presentations and posters for seminar attendees
    • Assist with data collection, as needed
    • Filling in knowledge gaps and taking advantage of research opportunities by seeking out literature, knowledge experts, etc. to support ongoing research and assisting with further developing the Gladue Awareness Project.
    • Support database research by seeking out databases and data depositories & collaborate with provincial and national organizations to work on securing required data, data clean up, analysis, and reporting.
    • Assume primary responsibility for extracting and analyzing data gathered from Project seminars.

    Research Coordination

    • Coordinate and manage the Gladue Awareness Project, including term/final reports
    • Coordinate Project-related activities and events, including, but not limited to research meetings, poster presentations, etc.
    • With the direction from the Academic Director, work on implementing strategic initiatives to foster a collaborative research community in the department

    Communication, Organization, and Project and Time Management

    • Work collaboratively with other departments and units across campus and in the community by establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues
    • Provide necessary work outputs in a timely manner as requested and required
    • Actively follow up on the Project’s reporting guidelines, ensuring timely flow of the research cycle
    • Effectively establish work scope, timelines, work plans, and accountabilities for self to ensure quality and clarity of scope for projects
    • Work with the Native Law Centre to ensure the success of the Project
    • Set priorities, deliver outcomes in a timely manner and set/manage feasible expectations with collaborators


    Education: A minimum LL.B. or J.D. degree is required (or equivalent experience in the justice field), with extensive understanding of Gladue reports and Gladue sentencing principles. Experience writing Gladue reports/Gladue sentencing submissions would be considered an asset. If the candidate is or has been a member of any Law Society, the candidate must be a member in good standing.

    Experience: Two to five years of experience working in a research environment; prior experience in legal research, research processes (including question development, design, data collection, analysis and knowledge dissemination), project development and project administration.

    Skills: Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal, written) skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with academic and administrative staff, demonstrated sound judgment and confident decision making; effective planning and organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects; well-developed analytical skills; ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy; proven proficient computer application skills including work processing, spreadsheets and databases; and the ability to use web-based communication software. 

    Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Larry Chartrand at or (306)966-6189.  

    This position is made possible through a research grant provided by the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Access to Justice Fund.  


    Posted June 20, 2017-

    Legal Aid Ontario

    Legal Aid Ontario employees are committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients. As an integral partner in the Justice system, working at Legal Aid Ontario is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to help people who need it the most; to ensure each client receives the access to justice afforded to them under the law. If you are looking for a new challenge in your already meaningful career with a team dedicated to justice, and innovation in a flexible and supportive work environment consider this opportunity below.

    Criminal Staff Lawyer
    Assignment:  Permanent full-time
    Location(s): Manitoulin Island & Sudbury
    Reports to: Manager, Duty Counsel Services (Criminal)
    Current Status of the Job: Vacant

    Primary Function:
    This position will be situated at the Manitoulin Legal Clinic outside Little Current with regular travel to Courts located on Manitoulin Island and in Espanola and occasional travel to Sudbury. The incumbent will be responsible for staffing criminal bail, plea, youth and adult remand courts in the Ontario Court of Justice. S/he will also be providing summary legal advice, negotiating diversions preparing and assisting with consent and contested bail hearings and variations, preparing and assisting guilty pleas and sentencings and some trials. S/he will also be providing assistance with legal aid applications.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Assisting unrepresented adult and youth clients who have been charged with criminal or quasi-criminal matters
    • Ability to assist with bail hearings and bail variations
    • Preparing  and assisting with pleas
    • Providing clients with summary criminal and quasi-criminal legal advice
    • Preparing and arguing sentencing and sentence review hearings
    • Providing representation in specialty courts
    • Disclosure review
    • Interviewing clients, sureties and witnesses
    • Negotiating with the Crown
    • Participating in Crown and Judicial Pre-trials
    • File management  and statistics input

    Required Skills & Experiences:

    • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Demonstrated Criminal Law experience
    • Ability to work with others in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work independently
    • Sound judgment and problem solving skills

    Preferred Skills & Experiences:

    • A commitment to social justice or public interest work
    • A sound knowledge of Legal Aid Ontario’s operations and mandate
    • Demonstrated interest in Aboriginal legal issues
    • Training or advocacy experience in relation to mental health issues
    • Access to a vehicle is required as this position requires travel within the region 
    • Ability to communicate in French is an asset.

    Salary: Commensurate with legal experience

    Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified. Please submit your application online via Njoyn on

    This position is collectively represented by the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP) and the successful incumbent will be governed by the provisions of a collective agreement and subject to union dues once negotiated.

    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set up their Candidate Profile if applying on Njoyn. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

    Legal Aid Ontario values integrity, respect, responsiveness, excellence, independence, accountability, openness and consistency. Our recruitment process reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Accommodation is available under the
    Ontario Human Rights Code.

    Posted June 13, 2017-

    Tribunaux de la sécurité, des appels en matière de permis et des normes Ontario – Commission ontarienne des libérations conditionnelles – Membres (temps plein  & temps partiel)

    Tribunaux de la sécurité, des appels en matière de permis et des normes Ontario (Tribunaux SAPNO) offre une occasion stimulante et intéressante pour les personnes intéressées par une nomination à un tribunal décisionnel. Tribunaux SAPNO est un groupement de tribunaux décisionnels qui a pour mandat de rendre des décisions qui résolvent des affaires découlant de plus de 30 lois liées à la protection et à la sécurité du public, concernant notamment les demandes d’indemnisation et la délivrance de permis, les services policiers, les libérations conditionnelles, la sécurité-incendie et les ordonnances concernant les soins aux animaux.

    Tribunaux SAPNO cherche des membres à temps plein et à temps partiel pour La Commission ontarienne des libérations conditionnelles. La Commission ontarienne des libérations conditionnelles est l’un des cinq tribunaux de Tribunaux SAPNO. Elle a pour mandat d’examiner les demandes de libération conditionnelle supervisée de délinquants adultes qui purgent des peines d’emprisonnement dans les établissements correctionnels de l’Ontario.

    Les personnes possédant une expérience de travail confirmée auprès des Premières nations, des Inuits et des Métis sont invitées à postuler. Le bilinguisme est un atout.

    Le titulaire de ce poste est nommé par décret pour un mandat initial de deux ou trois ans pouvant être renouvelé jusqu’à concurrence de 10 ans. Date de clôture: le 30 juin 2017.

    Pour en savoir plus et pour postuler à ces postes, veuillez visiter le : .

    -Posted May 17, 2017-

    Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

    Category: Limited Term Faculty Positions

    Application Deadline:Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:59pm

    The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay campus, invites applications for up to two (2) Limited Term Faculty positions each for a term of 10 months to three years, dependent on qualifications and experience. The appointment(s) will commence August 1, 2017 at an academic rank commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. 

    Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

    The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has a tripartite mandate, which includes a focus on Aboriginal and Indigenous law, natural resources and environmental law, and sole/small firm practice. The Faculty’s Integrated Practice Curriculum incorporates the requirements of articling into the Faculty’s three-year program. The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum; as a result, successful graduates may be called to the bar in Ontario without completing a separate period of articles. Our faculty have experience practicing law, and many of our courses include skills-based exercises. 

    The successful candidate(s) will teach up to three full-course equivalents per year in areas covered in the JD Program including, but not limited to Aboriginal-Canadian Legal Issues, Indigenous Legal Traditions, Contracts I & II, Property Law, Business Organizations, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law, and Trusts, as well as in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be required to participate in the service and administrative work of the Faculty and University, as required.

    If you have questions about the positions, please contact Dean EagleWoman, at

    The preferred candidate(s) will have a law degree, with preference given to those who also have a graduate degree in law.

    Complete applications will consist of a cover letter that includes a teaching statement and outlines any previous related teaching, service, professional, and/or research experience, up to two samples of published research, a curriculum vitae, law transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three referees. Complete applications should be sent to:

    Angelique EagleWoman, Dean, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

    Lakehead University,

    955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


    Review of the applications will begin May 24, 2017 and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

    A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website - click here.

    Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334,

    This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


    -Posted March 2, 2017-


    NUMÉRO DE POSTE : 00021928
    STATUT DU POSTE : Continu, temps-plein
    DIVISION : Services institutionnels, services juridiques et ressources humaines
    SERVICE : Services juridiques
    ÉCHELLE SALARIALE : 12 –87 709$ à 114 346$ (non révisé)
    EMPLACEMENT : Montréal


    Négocie et gère les accords-cadres avec les diverses associations d’artistes et d’artisans et agit à titre de porte-parole de l’ONF avec les associations d’artistes; conseille en matière juridique et d’affaires la clientèle interne de l’ONF relativement aux diverses activités et responsabilités de l’ONF, tant dans la négociation que la rédaction de contrats et autres documents que dans le cadre de l’analyse de risques légaux et financiers des projets entrepris par l’organisation; rédige diverses ententes contractuelles dans les sphères d’activités de l’ONF; représente les intérêts de l’ONF dans la conduite de poursuites judiciaires et le règlement de différends et assure le suivi avec les avocats externes; contribue à l’encadrement des aspects légaux et d’affaires des activités de l’ONF par le développement de contrats types, par l’élaboration de la formation continue des connaissances juridiques dans les domaines d’activités de l’ONF. Contribue à l’interprétation et l’application de la législation applicable à l’ONF et les politiques et directives du Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor et à l’élaboration de politiques internes comprenant des aspects juridiques; conseille la clientèle interne en matière de conformité à ces lois et produit les rapports requis par les lois.


    • Agit à titre de porte-parole de l’ONF auprès des associations et des guildes d’artistes et d’artisans.
    • Prépare et conduit la négociation des accords-cadres avec le soutien d’un comité interne et le soutien de conseillers externes et fait le suivi auprès des avocats externes à cet égard, le cas échéant.
    • Met à jour les accords-cadres suite aux négociations, opérationnalise les changements à l’interne, donne la formation à la clientèle interne; négocie et rédige les ententes particulières et les demandes d’exemptions lorsque requis dans le cadre des activités de l’ONF.
    • Interprète les accords-cadres, conseille les équipes de production, les équipes de projets spéciaux et l’équipe juridique et les dirige dans leurs relations avec les associations d’artistes et assure la supervision technique de l’administrateur, gestion des droits en ce qui concerne le service-conseil auprès des studios de production.
    • Conseille et rédige des avis juridiques destinés aux diverses secteurs d’activités de l’ONF et la clientèle interne en matière juridique et de relations d’affaires.
    • Analyse les risques juridiques et d’affaires reliés aux différentes productions et projets de l’ONF.
    • Négocie, révise, rédige et interprète divers contrats (ou autres documents) relatifs aux productions et autres activités de l’ONF, dont les contrats de coproduction, de distribution, de partenariat, de licence et de services et conseille la clientèle interne sur les impacts de tels contrats pour l’organisation, tant au plan juridique que sur le plan d’affaires.
    • Recommande à la Direction les actions devant mener aux résolutions des différends et des litiges en cours et documente la preuve pour fins de transmission aux avocats externes et du suivi des dossiers.
    • Représente les intérêts de l’ONF dans le cadre de réclamations et poursuites, initiées par ou contre l’organisation et en fait le suivi auprès des avocats externes;
    • Conçoit et donne des formations aux employés de l’organisation sur les diverses questions juridiques et sujets relatifs aux activités de l’ONF et développe des outils de travail simples et de vulgarisation juridique pour la clientèle interne.
    • Assure une veille relative à l’évolution du droit et des pratiques contractuelles de l’industrie du divertissement pouvant avoir des conséquences sur l’ONF et ses activités, plus particulièrement en ce qui concerne l’évolution du droit des médias et de la propriété intellectuelle et communique les nouveaux développements aux autres membres de l’équipe.
    • Conseille lors de l’élaboration de politiques et directives internes dans les domaines de responsabilités de l’ONF.
    • Élabore, avec les gestionnaires concernés, les pratiques internes en conformité avec les exigences de la loi et les politiques du Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor
    • Au besoin, siège sur des comités de travail internes selon son expertise;
    • Supervise et établit les priorités et coordonne le travail de l’employé sous sa supervision (supervision entière ou technique), le cas échéant.


    • Diplôme universitaire en droit et Membre du Barreau du Québec ou du barreau d’une autre province du Canada.
    • Un minimum de 10 ans d’expérience en droit du divertissement, en propriété intellectuelle et autres domaines du droit connexes, dont 5 ans en relations de travail avec les associations d’artistes et d’artisans dans le domaine de la production télévisuelle et cinématographique, ou une combinaison équivalente de formation et d’expérience.
    • Connaissance du droit des nouvelles technologies et des nouveaux médias ainsi que la connaissance des processus relatifs à la négociation, la libération et la gestion des droits dans le domaine de l'industrie audiovisuelle et cinématographique sont essentielles.
    • Connaissance approfondie du droit du divertissement, principalement ses aspects pratiques et de ses développements dans l’industrie.
    • Capacité de vulgariser des principes juridiques parfois complexes et les exposer de façon pratique et utile pour la production et la distribution à l’ONF.
    • Capacité de résumer la ou les problématiques et synthétiser les solutions suggérées.
    • Avoir un esprit d’analyse et pratique en ressortant les risques principaux et secondaires.
    • Capacité d’influencer en ayant un rôle conseil : sensibiliser les créateurs et les divers intervenants de la production à l’importance de respecter des principes légaux et la propriété d’autrui.
    • Faire preuve de polyvalence relativement aux divers types de mandats confiés aux services juridiques.
    • Maîtrise des deux langues officielles requise.


    • Qualités recherchées : curiosité intellectuelle, excellente capacité de communication orale et écrite, esprit d’analyse, initiative, bon jugement, sens pratique, autonome, apte à gérer des dossiers d’une grande complexité, capacité de travailler sous pression avec un volume de mandats diversifiés.

    Les personnes intéressées à ce poste et possédant les qualités susmentionnées sont priées de faire parvenir leur demande par écrit, accompagnée de leur curriculum vitæ, à AU PLUS TARD LE 24 MARS 2017. Veuillez indiquer le numéro de concours : SN-00021928.


    -Posted January 19, 2017-

    Associate Lawyer – Aboriginal Rights Law - Yellowknife

    Are you passionate about Indigenous and northern legal issues? 

    Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP (OKT) is seeking an Associate lawyer with 1-5 years of experience to join our Yellowknife office serving the legal needs of northern Indigenous communities. 

    We are a law firm dedicated to advancing justice for Indigenous peoples. Our firm of 27 lawyers serves Aboriginal governments, organizations and individuals in a variety of practice areas, including Aboriginal and treaty rights litigation and negotiation, corporate law for Aboriginal businesses, labour and employment law, land use and environmental planning, cultural protection, representation at inquests and various tribunals, as well as other areas.

    If you have a demonstrated interest in the areas of Aboriginal and northern law and issues, we encourage you to submit your application. Applications, including cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample may be sent to:

    Lorraine Land
    Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
    250 University Avenue, 8th Floor Toronto, ON  M5H 3E5

    4912 49th Street, Suite 201, Yellowknife NT X1A YP3

    E-mail applications are preferred and receipt of e-mails will be acknowledged by return e-mail.

    Accommodations for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process are available on request. Please contact Lorraine Land if you have an accommodation request.

    Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.

    -Posted January 19, 2017-


    Job Description: Legislative Policy Advisor
    Recent Law Graduates Welcome

    Reports to: Senior Policy Advisor – Justice and Human Rights
    Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000
    Term: To March 31, 2017 with a possibility of extension
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Location: Ottawa


    The Legislative Policy Advisor is involved in all aspects of the legal/policy input required from the Native Women’s Association of Canada by the Parliament of Canada. As the legislative policy advisor between NWAC and Parliament, the legislative policy
    advisor is responsible for reviewing and providing comments on various pieces of legislation on behalf of NWAC. This position will support the mandate of the Organization by making sure that a gender and indigenous perspective is taken into
    account in legislation and policy-making. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women and girls in Canada and around the world!

    General duties

    The NWAC Legislative Policy Advisor will:

    • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with key players in Parliament on behalf of NWAC regarding Bills both in the House of Commons and Senate;
    • Actively maintain a strategic legislation review work plan incorporating relevant priorities as identified by NWAC Board, and operational needs;
    • Undertake legal research in support of legislative-reform;
    • Prepare environment scans of Parliament as well as International bodies and provide briefs, comments and submissions on legislative issues;
    • Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations as necessary;
    • Work with other NAO's and NGO’s to address potential issues within proposed Bills impacting indigenous women and girls;
    • Write reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other documents;
    • Other related duties as required from time to time.

    Academic Background

    • Graduated in civil (LL.L) or Common law (J.D) or a Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada/Quebec Bar Association.

    Key Skills

    • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
    • Good critical analytical and thinking skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
    • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure;
    • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with diverse stakeholders.

    Work/Volunteer Experience

    • Some work or volunteer experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies.

    Knowledge Requirements

    • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Canadian parliamentary system;
    • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
    • Knowledge of the principles, values and mandate of the Native Women’ Association of Canada;
    • Some knowledge of key issues impacting indigenous women and girls in Canada.
    • Bilingualism is an asset.

    Please submit resume and covering letter to:

    Lynne Groulx, Executive Director 1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7 (Email submissions preferred).

    Preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates. Only thoseselected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.



    -Posted January 16, 2017-

    Offre de stages en droit

    Les Bureaux régionaux du Québec du Service des poursuites pénales du Canada (SPPC) offrent uniquement des stages aux diplômés en droit désirant être admis au Barreau du Québec. Les stagiaires sont soumis aux règlements et aux prestations applicables aux employés temporaires du gouvernement du Canada.

    Nom de  l’organisme: Bureau du directeur des poursuites pénales du Canada (SPPC) Lieu: Bureau Régional du Québec : à Montréal et/ou Québec (2 postes – selon les besoins opérationnels) Classification: LP-00 (stagiaire en droit) Traitement: 36 172 $ à 78 970 $ Date limite pour postuler: le 6 février 2017 - 23h59, Heure du Pacifique Postes à combler : Postes à combler au Service des poursuites pénales du Canada (SPPC), Bureau régional du Québec, pour 2019 :

    • 2 postes

    Comment postuler?    

    Le processus de candidature se fait en deux étapes :

    • Vous devez postuler en ligne par le Système de ressourcement de la fonction publique, au, au plus tard le 6 février 2017 à 23h59 (heure du Pacifique). Sélectionnez la région du Québec, Cherchez ensuite l’affichage de stagiaire en droit.
    • Le titre du poste est «stagiaire en droit – SPPC, Bureau Régional du Québec», et le numéro de processus est le 2017-PPD-QC-EA-105808A.
    • Vous devez également envoyer votre dernier relevé de notes disponible par courriel (document numérisé) à l’adresse :, au plus tard le 6 février 2017 à 23h59 (heure du Pacifique).

    Notez que les candidatures reçues à cette adresse qui n’ont PAS été enregistrées dans le Système de ressourcement de la fonction publique ( seront rejetées. Les demandes incomplètes ou reçues en retard ne seront pas considérées. Lorsque vous postulerez en ligne, vous devrez fournir votre CV et une lettre de présentation. Vous ne pourrez pas joindre ces documents à votre demande. Vous devrez plutôt «copier-coller» le texte de vos documents dans les champs prévus à cet effet. Il n'y aura aucun accusé de réception. Seuls les candidats ayant réussi l'étape de la présélection seront contactés pour la suite du processus. Site internet: Pour plus de renseignements sur le SPPC, veuillez visiter: Qui est admissible Personnes résidant au Canada ainsi qu'aux citoyennes et citoyens canadiens résidant à l'étranger (Renseignements utiles). Citoyenneté La préférence sera accordée, dans l'ordre suivant, aux anciens combattants et aux citoyens canadiens.  Veuillez vous assurer d'inclure dans votre demande d'emploi la raison vous permettant de travailler au Canada : la citoyenneté canadienne, le statut de résidente permanente ou de résident permanent ou un permis de travail (Renseignements utiles). Qualifications Énoncé des critères de mérite et de conditions d'emploi - Bureau régional du Québec

    2019 - Stagiaire en droit LP-00  stagiaire

    Service des poursuites pénales, Bureau régional du Québec Situation d'emploi : Nomination pour une période déterminée Nombre de postes : 2 postes – selon les besoins opérationnels

    Qualifications essentielles


    Baccalauréat en droit, obtenu au plus tard le 31 décembre 2018. Au moment de postuler, le candidat doit fournir la preuve qu’il a obtenu au moins 36 crédits reconnus dans son programme de baccalauréat en droit. Si vous avez effectué vos études à l'étranger, vous devez faire évaluer vos certificats et(ou) diplômes en fonction des normes de scolarité canadienne. Ceci vous permettra de fournir une preuve d'équivalence canadienne au moment de postuler un emploi au sein de la fonction publique fédérale. Celle-ci acceptera tout diplôme obtenu à l'étranger qui est considéré comparable aux normes canadiennes par l'entremise d'un service d'évaluation de diplômes reconnu.

    Si vous n'êtes pas inscrit à une faculté de droit civil canadienne, nous vous demanderons d'expliquer quel sera votre cheminement pour être admissible au stage du Barreau du Québec en 2018.


    Expérience de travail (rémunéré et/ou bénévole), formation et/ou étude. * Veuillez noter que la présélection des candidats retenus pour une entrevue sera basée sur ce critère. Il est de votre responsabilité de démontrer clairement votre expérience, formation et étude dans votre demande.


    Connaissance générale du droit.

    Capacités et compétences et qualités personnelles

    Compétences et connaissances en droit criminel.

    Professionnalisme (tels la conduite professionnelle, le courage professionnel, le souci du service à la clientèle et la capacité de s’auto-évaluer)

    Jugement (telles la prise de décision, la pensée critique et la faculté d’adaptation)

    Gestion de dossiers

    Communications efficaces (tels de vive voix, par écrit et au moyen de l’écoute active)

    Relations interpersonnelles (tels l’établissement de relations et la gestion des émotions)

    Leadership (tels l’encadrement et le mentorat, l’exercice d’une influence sur les autres et le travail d’équipe)

    Compétence dans les langues officielles

    • Bilingue impératif CCC/CCC
    • Bilingue impératif BBB/BBB

    Exigences opérationnelles

    Être en possession d'un permis de conduire valide. NOTA : la catégorie du permis doit, au minimum, autoriser le titulaire à conduire une automobile, fourgonnette ou camionnette, sur toutes les routes et les autoroutes, sans conducteur accompagnateur.

    La personne titulaire peut être appelé à voyager. Cela peut comprendre des affectations à court préavis et pour de longues périodes.

    Capacité et volonté de travailler en dehors des heures normales de travail, ce qui peut inclure le soir, la nuit et la fin de semaine, selon les besoins opérationnels.

    Besoins organisationnels

    L’organisation s’engage à établir et à maintenir un effectif représentatif. Les candidats qualifiés qui déclarent leur appartenance à l’un des groupes visés par l’équité en matière d’emploi (minorités visibles, Autochtones, personnes handicapées et femmes) pourraient être sélectionnés en vue d’une nomination afin de combler un besoin organisationnel.

    Conditions d'emploi

    • Fiabilité et sécurité : Secret
    • Le candidat doit être admissible au stage en droit prévu par l’École du Barreau du Québec au plus tard le 31 décembre 2018, pendant la durée de l’emploi de stagiaire.
    • Les candidats doivent satisfaire à toutes les conditions d’emploi pendant toute la durée des fonctions.

    Autres exigences / Commentaires

    Des tests de langue seconde (français ou anglais) seront administrés aux personnes sélectionnées après l'entrevue. Il s’agit de deux tests écrits et d’un test oral.

    Messages importants

    Une SÉLECTION DESCENDANTE pourrait être appliquée au cours de l'étape d'évaluation, ce qui signifie que seuls les candidats qui obtiendront la note de passage et se classeront parmi les meilleurs passeront à l'étape suivante du présent processus de sélection.

    La fonction publique du Canada s'est aussi engagée à instaurer des processus de sélection et un milieu de travail inclusifs et exempts d'obstacles. Si l'on communique avec vous au sujet d'une possibilité d'emploi ou pour des examens, veuillez faire part au représentant ou à la représentante de la Commission de la fonction publique ou de l'organisation, en temps opportun, de vos besoins pour lesquels des mesures d'adaptation doivent être prises pour vous permettre une évaluation juste et équitable. Les renseignements reçus au sujet de mesures d'adaptation seront traités confidentiellement.

    -Posted December 29, 2016-


    -Posted December 15, 2016-

    Director, Academic Relations

    Lakehead University is conducting an extensive search for a Director, Academic Relations and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

    Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking enabled by a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels through its ten faculties: Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. Located at the head of Lake Superior, Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus is situated in the beautiful natural environment of Northwestern Ontario, with many of its programs complemented by fieldwork and a focus on northern socio-economic issues. The University has annual expenditures of $171 million and its annual economic impact on the cities of Thunder Bay and Orillia is $319 million and $41 million respectively. Further information regarding Lakehead University is available at

    Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Director, Academic Relations is a key member of the senior leadership team, responsible for human and labour relations processes and procedures affecting faculty, librarians and other academic support staff at Lakehead. Academic Relations promotes best practices in academic leadership, provides information and interpretation on the application of the collective agreements, labour legislation, and policies, and creates opportunities for professional training and development. The Director, Academic Relations supports the successful implementation of the University’s Strategic and Academic Plans as it relates to faculty and academic relations.

    Candidates for this senior-level academic or non-academic administrative position will be accomplished leaders with demonstrated experience in faculty or labour relations within a university or the broader public sector. The successful candidate will have a doctoral, graduate or law degree, advanced knowledge on the administration of collective agreements and policy interpretation, and a familiarity with academic organizational culture, administration and collegial governance. Knowledge of and experience with policy development and implementation, academic labour contract administration and grievance handling is important, as are advanced facilitation and mediation skills. In addition to faculty members or administrators with parallel experience, strong candidates who demonstrate an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered. 

    The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applications, including a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), should be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University’s executive search consultants:

    LaverneSmith& Associates Inc.

    Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities


    -Posted December 8, 2016-



    We are currently seeking an Associate lawyer with 1-5 years of experience, with an interest in and preferably experience in litigation, to join our practice in our Toronto office.

    If you have a demonstrated interest in the area of Aboriginal law, which covers a wide range of practice areas, we encourage you to submit your application. We are a law firm dedicated to advancing justice for Indigenous peoples. Our firm of 27 lawyers serves Aboriginal governments, organizations and individuals in a variety of practice areas, including Aboriginal and treaty rights litigation and negotiation, corporate law for Aboriginal businesses (including acquisitions, financing, corporate governance, and renewable energy), labour and employment law, environmental and cultural protection, representation at inquests and various tribunals, as well as other areas.

    More information about our firm and our practice areas can be found at

    Applications, including cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample may be sent to:

    Lorraine Land,

    Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
    250 University Avenue, 8th Floor
    Toronto, ON M5H 3E5

    E-mail applications are preferred and receipt of e-mails will be acknowledged by return e-mail.

    Deadline for applications is January 6, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. EST

    -Posted October 28, 2016-

    Manager, Indigenous Services

    About the Organization Since 1979, The Legal Services Society (LSS) has been the provider of legal aid in British Columbia. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC's most vulnerable and marginalized citizens: those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk. That being said, many of our services are available to all British Columbians and our scope of work ranges from family law, child protection, immigration, and criminal law.

    About the Opportunity

    The LSS currently has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Indigenous Services to join their team in Vancouver, BC.

    Reporting to the Director, Public Legal Information and Applications, this pivotal role is responsible for programs and services designed for Indigenous (Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) persons and communities in British Columbia.

    Pursuant to special program approval granted by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, this role is only open to persons of Indigenous ancestry. The successful candidate must be a practicing lawyer in BC with a minimum of 6 years of experience working within the Indigenous community. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

    You will also possess:

    • Knowledge and experience with family and child protection issues (asset)
    • Knowledge of financial and resource management methodologies
    • Project management skills and knowledge of project management methods, procedures, and principles
    • Demonstrated conflict resolution, facilitation, and negotiation skills
    • A strong understanding of Indigenous issues and cultures, as well as Indigenous community groups and agencies
    • Knowledge of administrative principles, practices, techniques, policies, and legislative development relevant to Indigenous programs, services, and activities
    • An awareness of government laws and policies impacting Indigenous peoples
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment
    • The ability to assess needs of Indigenous communities and stakeholders and develop/implement new or modified services and programs with available resources

    You will be successful in this role if you have the ability to communicate with and relate to internal and external stakeholders, and also build relationships with Indigenous leaders and community organizations with sensitivity to cultural and Tribal/Nation differences.

    About the Salary & Benefits

    This is a fantastic opportunity to use your legal experience to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous people in BC. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $97,469-$130,725 based on your skills and experience and a comprehensive benefits package. For full details and to apply, please visit


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