Solicitor I-III (Solicitor Services) - Department of Justice Legal Services Division, Halifax

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Department of Justice Legal Services Division - Halifax
Solicitor I-III (Solicitor Services) (1 Permanent Position)
Competition #TR
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. As such, the lawyers in the Legal Services Division are accountable for providing legal services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions.
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. Responsibilities include: providing legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials; conducting research; preparation and review of legal documents; and drafting and interpretation of legislation and regulations. Excellent research, analytical and organizational skills are required, along with the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and the ability to function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment. Proven ability to respond to client needs for quality legal services and the demonstrated ability to be effective in demanding circumstances is also required, as is the ability to anticipate problems and work effectively with the client towards a resolution.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The successful candidate must:
  • be a practising member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (or eligible for membership);
  • have a minimum of two years of practice experience; and
  • have a working knowledge of computer software programs, Internet and electronic mail.
  • Practice experience in one or more of the following areas: corporate/commercial, information technology, real estate, legislative drafting.
  • Experience advising government departments or agencies.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.
Pay Grade: MCL20 - 26(2)
Salary Range: To be determined upon appointment
Closing Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014   
The Province of Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer. Through the Employment Equity Policy, the Government of Nova Scotia is creating a Service which is representative of the diverse public it serves. Government is committed to ensuring diversity in the workplace by supporting initiatives that promote the equitable participation of Aboriginal persons, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities and women in positions where they are under represented. All applicants who are members of an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.
Expiry Date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014