Registrar in Bankruptcy
REGISTRAR IN BANKRUPTCY (PART-TIME) (HALIFAX) DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your cover letter or on your resume.
This position is primarily judicial in its scope and authority, and involves administration and adjudication under provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act that are not in the exclusive jurisdiction of judges. The office of the Registrar in Bankruptcy functions as a part of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Bankruptcy and ensures the effective and expeditious delivery of court services to the public, trustees, lawyers, bankrupts, creditors, and the office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.
The Registrar sits regularly in chambers at Halifax once a week, by appointment at other times, and in other parts of the province as agreed. The Registrar may accept some motions for determination by teleconference or correspondence. The Registrar determines applications and motions that arise under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act that are, by that statute, reserved to the Registrar rather than a judge. Applications and motions that would otherwise have to be heard by a judge may be determined by the Registrar with the consent of the parties. Applications for receivership under that statute and compromises under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act may be heard by the Registrar on consent of the company and its major creditors. The Registrar has responsibility for motions for orders to extend some time limits; to discharge a trustee; revive a proposal; reappoint a trustee; pass accounts; tax solicitors’ accounts; approve some prescribed kinds of proposal; allow or disallow a creditor’s claim or appeal from the trustee; discharge, absolutely or conditionally, a bankrupt or refuse to do so when the application for discharge is contested or when it fits within prescribed categories; and to discharge other responsibilities prescribed for the Registrar by the statute.
The Registrar is also required to preside at hearings of all uncontested and ex parte motions under the statute, and the Registrar presides at examinations of bankrupts and others. The Registrar may maintain liaison with insolvency practitioners, lawyers, official receivers, and judges. The Registrar must be, and be seen to be, independent. The Registrar will write decisions determining motions when advisable
Either a degree in law or a licensed insolvency practitioner or an acceptable equivalent. The Registrar in Bankruptcy must have a thorough knowledge of bankruptcy and insolvency law; experience in dealing with bankruptcy and insolvency matters; excellent writing and communication skills; the ability to interpret law and render decisions, both orally and in writing; superior organizational and administrative skills, and the ability to work with minimum supervision. A Nova Scotia driver’s license is needed as some travel may be required. NOTE: THIS IS A CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY. THE INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TWO FULL DAYS PER WEEK.
PLEASE FORWARD THE APPLICATION/RESUME, QUOTING ‘REGISTRAR IN BANKRUPTCY (PART-TIME)’ VIA EMAIL TO: ApplicationsLawCourt@novascotia.ca;
VIA POST TO: THE DIRECTOR OF COURT SERVICES, THE LAW COURTS, 1815, UPPER WATER STREET, HALIFAX, N.S. B3J 1S7.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE.
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018
This position will require an enhanced level of security screening for external applications. Offer of a contract 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 the termination of your contract.
SALARY RANGE: $45,000 per annum. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.