Legal Director, Legal Aid Saskatchewan (The Counsel Network)

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Legal Director (5+ years) – Melfort, SK

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 Melfort area office. The ideal candidate will have managerial experience as well as a minimum of five years of experience in litigation, with a strong background in criminal and family law. The successful candidate, under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, will manage the office, supervise all personnel, as well as provide legal services to eligible clients. As part of the management team, the Legal Director will be involved in policy setting direction and will participate in planning middle to long-term objectives for the Legal Aid Commission, as a whole, and its operational units. 

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.  

Melfort, the “City of Northern Lights”, is nestled in the heart of Saskatchewan’s great North-East, only an hour and 50 minutes northeast of Saskatoon and an hour southeast from Prince Albert.

This is an exclusive search. For more information or to apply for this position contact Sameera Sereda at ssereda@thecounselnetwork.com or 403.444.1763. Visit thecounselnetwork.com to view all of our current opportunities. 

Expiry Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017