Writer and Coordinator - Domestic Violence, Legal Info Nova Scotia

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Writer and Coordinator
Legal Information about Domestic Violence  

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (Legal Info Nova Scotia) requires a writer and coordinator to edit and update key Legal Info Nova Scotia's domestic violence print and online publications, including “Abuse is wrong in any family: know the law”, available in eight languages, and various related publications covering peace bonds, child discipline, emergency protection orders, sexual assault, elder abuse, and being a witness in a family violence case. This is a contract position with flexible hours and ability to work from home. 

About Legal Info Nova Scotia
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia  is a public legal education and information charity.  Legal Info Nova Scotia has been providing Nova Scotians with free legal information and resources about the law for over 35 years.  Find out more at legalinfo.org 

You are the ideal candidate for this position if you:

  • Have a strong working understanding of the legal system
  • Can readily translate complex issues into clear language
  • Have excellent research, written, editing and verbal skills
  • Have advanced facilitation skills
  • Have multilingual aptitudes
  • Have a strong working knowledge of domestic violence issues and best practices
  • Strong cross-cultural verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Outreach with relevant community partners and agencies
  • Reviewing and updating substantive legal information content and resource information, including writing new content where required
  • Arranging and facilitating focus groups to gather feedback on the various publications
  • Arranging and coordinating translation of the revised publications where applicable
  • Coordinating layout and printing of the final revised publications.

Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in law, social work, communications, adult education or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Minimum of 2 years prior work and/or volunteer experience in the justice or non-profit services sector.   

Salary: To be determined at time of hiring. 

Applications, including a CV and cover letter, should be sent to:  Wendy Turner, Legal Information Services Manager, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, by email wct@legalinfo.org, by July 6, 2018 at 5 pm.

No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants, however only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Expiry Date: 
Saturday, July 7, 2018