Legal Director (Legal Aid Saskatchewan)

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LEGAL DIRECTOR (5+ years) 

Our client, Legal Aid Saskatchewan, is governed by the provincial Legal Aid Act. It was created to provide legal services to eligible persons for criminal and civil (family) matters where those persons are financially unable to secure these services from their own resources. The Legal Aid Commission has been in existence since 1974. The mission of Legal Aid Saskatchewan is to “provide accessible and professional legal services in criminal and family law to eligible people.”

Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a Legal Director to lead its Saskatoon Criminal Law Office. The ideal candidate will have managerial experience as well as have a minimum of five years of experience in litigation, with a strong background in criminal law.

The successful candidate, under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, will manage the office, supervise 20 staff, attend to administrative activities, as well as carry an appropriate caseload. As part of the organization’s management team, the Legal Director will be involved in helping set policy and will participate in planning for the organization as a whole and its offices.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong commitment to social justice who wants to serve the community. You are an active, aware and accountable leader who enjoys being part of a team that promotes a collegial, respectful and collaborative working environment. If you are personable, have a great sense of humour and strong “people” skills, this position will appeal to you.

This is an exclusive search. For more information or to apply for this position, contact Sameera Sereda (ssereda@thecounselnetwork.com / 403.444.1763) or Akash Bir (abir@thecounselnetwork.com / 403.444.1765). 

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016