Staff Lawyer (Permanent)

Meadow Lake Area Office x 1
Battlefords Area Office x 1

WHO WE ARE

  • Our mission at Legal Aid Saskatchewan is to “help achieve fair, balanced, and respectful justice for people in Saskatchewan by providing accessible and professional legal services in criminal and family law to eligible people”.

ROLE HIGHLIGHTS

Reporting to the Legal Director, some of the day to day responsibilities of the Lawyer include:

  • Conduct of assigned files to professional standards and in accordance with the policies and procedures of Legal Aid Saskatchewan & the Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Conduct preliminary inquiries, pre-trials, case conferences, trials, reviews & appeals
  • Negotiate competent resolutions of files to achieve fair, early and lasting outcomes for clients
  • Work independently on cases as assigned by the Legal Director
  • Complete and accurate time entry and maintain case related records in electronic database

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 plus years’ of experience in criminal and family law
  • Law degree from a recognized law school & membership in good standing with the Law Society of SK
  • Technologically savvy with a keen enthusiasm for learning new systems including, computer literacy in MS Office, web-based legal research tools, and other web-based resources
  • Commitment to social justice and an understanding of the needs and challenges faced by low-income and marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated time management and ability to deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines

COMPENSATION

  • The salary range for the position is $81,338 to $146,801 per annum, based on experience
  • Generous leave provisions (vacation, Earned Days off, sick leave) and 13 Statutory Holidays
  • Comprehensive health & dental benefits package and Group Defined Contribution Plan with employer matching
  • Relocation assistance

INTERESTED?

  • Send your resumé & cover letter to: recruitment@legalaid.sk.ca indicating position #IBA-ML 06-07 (for Meadow Lake) and position #IBA-BF 07-03 (for Battlefords) in the subject line.

We thank all applicants, however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. LAS is a unionized environment. Our Lawyers and Support Staff belong to CUPE, Local 1949

Legal Aid strives to be an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourages applications from people of Aboriginal ancestry, of visible minority groups, with disabilities, women seeking management and non-traditional roles and persons from other historically excluded communities. Legal Aid Saskatchewan has an employment equity program approved by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.