In-House Lawyer

Competition No.:  2021 – 0611
Position: In-House Lawyer
Salary: Based on Child Welfare Experience
Conditions: Contract
Department: Child and Family Services
Location: Winnipeg Outreach Office
Date Posted: June 11, 2021
Closing Date: 5:00pm on July 2, 2021

 

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter along with all checks (stipulated below) to:
EMAIL: HR@peguiscfs.org
FAX: (204) 632-7226 PHONE: (204) 632-5404

All applicants will be subject to satisfactory criminal records, child/adult abuse registry and prior contact checks. Please cite the competition
number and position in the subject line when submitting by email or fax. First Nation applicants are encouraged to self-identify as being of
First Nations descent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Peguis Child and Family Services is looking to contract an In-house Lawyer with brilliant research and analytical skills. Lawyers are expected
to display sound judgment and decision-making with outstanding problem-solving and communication skills, manage all child welfare court
matters and Peguis First Nation Jurisdiction; Bill C-92.
To ensure success, the In-house Lawyer should be determined, professional and well informed with a keen interest in upholding the law while
protecting a client’s rights. Top candidates will display natural leadership qualities with fantastic interpersonal, written and public speaking
skills. The successful candidate will provide a full-range of in-depth legal advisory services to the Agency including expert advice on legislation
affecting the operation and provision of Agency services. The successful candidate will work with a legal team to meet the requirements of the
position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law.
  • Membership in good standing with a Law Society in Canada.
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal documents.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills.
  • Dealing with issues in a fair and objective manner, employing diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience with Indigenous Law, aboriginal law and child welfare law.

LAWYER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
  • Conduct legal research and gather evidence.
  • Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
  • Explain the law and give legal advice.
  • Offer legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
  • Draft, review and manage wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds.
  • Manage regulatory and compliance related services.
  • Drafting policy and regulations.
  • Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
  • Provide legal representation for the Agency in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters.
  • Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
  • Prepare pleadings, notices and make appearances in court.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.