Solicitor Lawyer

  • Government of Nova Scotia
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Apr 28, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description




Solicitor 2-3 (Legal), Permanent, HALIFAX



Competition # 18360




About Us


The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia. The lawyers in the Legal Services Division provide legal advice and services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.



About Our Opportunity


We are recruiting for a lawyer for one of our labour, employment and human rights team. The lawyer is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and to ensure that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law.


In this role, you will conduct litigation on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. You will appear before Courts, as well as tribunals and other related administrative decision makers. You will also provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials.



About You


As our successful candidate you will:


    • Be a practicing member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (or eligible for practicing membership)
    • Have a minimum of 4 years of law practice experience


Your experience conducting litigation before courts, boards and tribunals would be considered an asset in this role, as would practice experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • administrative law
    • labour and employment law
    • human rights law


As our successful candidate, you will possess excellent research, analytical and organizational skills. You will communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment. You have demonstrated abilities to respond to client needs for quality legal services, to anticipate problems and to work effectively with your clients toward resolutions. You are effective in demanding circumstances, you offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, and adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: oral/written presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Pay Grade: MCL 24 - MCL 26



Salary Range: $3,190.00 - $4,492.00 Bi-Weekly

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