Solicitor 1-3

  • Government of Nova Scotia
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Oct 14, 2019
Full time Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description




Solicitor 1-3, Permanent, HALIFAX



Competition # 19700



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 Solicitor Services teams. The solicitor 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 provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials. You will conduct research, prepare and review legal documents, and draft and interpret contracts, legislation and regulations.


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 3 years of law practice experience


Your experience advising government departments or agencies would be considered an asset in this role, as would practice experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • Administrative law

  • Trade and commerce

  • Contracts 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 via clear legal job board.


Pay Grade: MCL 20

Practice Area(s)

Administrative law, Trade and commerce, Contracts law