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One Year Contract to Permanent Full-Time Position:  Commencing in approximately September 2018.

Salary Range:  Per Legal Aid salary scale based on "Relevant Experience" as determined by the Commission at time of hire, plus benefits.

Application Deadline:  Midnight, August 20, 2018

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission delivers legal aid services in offices located throughout the province, providing some level of help to all Nova Scotians with a focus on supporting those who are vulnerable and historically disadvantaged, including:  Indigenous Peoples, African Nova Scotians, Immigrants and economically disadvantaged persons.

Who we are:  Our focus is in the practice areas of criminal, family and social justice law (assistance where income or housing is at risk).  We provide access to justice to those who would otherwise not receive legal help.  In 2015, Nova Scotia Legal Aid was awarded the CBA NS Excellency in Equity and Diversity Award and we are committed to helping overcome historical barriers to access justice.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  Nova Scotia Legal Aid is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.  We provide an environment that welcomes and embraces indivduals from diverse communities.  The submission of applications is encourgaed from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including, but not limited to:  Indigenous persons, people from racialized communities, those with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.  Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so on your application form, cover letter, or resume.

Location:  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is a place where history and modern culture collide - a small town on the edge of everywhere.  The town of Yarmouth's seaport is a laucnhing point for travels into French-speaking Acadie and English-speaking communities founded by settlers known as the Planters.  Yarmouth is home to the largest fishing fleet in Atalantic Cnaada, and is a short ferry ride from Maine.  The Acadian identifty is still very strong, and you can immerse yourself in the culture, traditions, laid-back lifestyle and unique dishes.  Whether you love exploring the great outdoors, walking along historic waterfronts, discovering an emerging cosmopolitan food scene, or stepping into another century, you will find it here.

Our Opportunity:  Managing Lawyer position in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia practicing criminal and family law.  As a key member of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Leadership Team, you will provide strategic vision for growth and innovation to the Yarmouth Legal Aid team.

Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society with a thorough understanding of Criminal and Family law, with at least 5 years of practice experience in these areas.  As the preferred candidate, you have prior experience in a broad range of complex family and criminal matters representing clients before the courts and demostrated the ability to mentor and train junior lawyers and support staff.  A commitment to providing excellent client servie, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills are valuable assets.  Competency to conduct legal proceedings in both the English and French languages would be an asset.

Reply To:

Evelyn Adesida

Human Resources Specialist

Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission

920-1701 Hollis Street

Halifax, NS   B3J 3M8

902-420-3471 Fax


While we appreciate recevieing all applications, only applicants selected for an interview  will be contacted.  All applications will be held in strict confidence.

Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018