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Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is seeking a permanent Solicitor for the Solicitor Services Team, primarily providing legal services in real property.  We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

HRM Legal Services provides quality, cost effective, timely and accessible legal services to meet the needs of HRM through its Council, various departments, boards, commissions, and employees. This Solicitor would be a member of the Solicitor Services Team, reporting to a Team Lead and the Director, and would provide legal services to the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

The Solicitor is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to HRM staff conducting daily business and long term planning for the HRM. The Solicitor will provide accessible, efficient and expert counsel in legal matters responsive to client department needs. The Solicitor will be a client focused and self-motivated individual who will work both independently and with a team of lawyers and support staff, including another real property lawyer and paralegal, in the delivery of legal services to HRM client departments.

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • Law Degree from a recognized university;
  • Minimum two (2) years relevant experience in the practice of law;
  • Member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society or be qualified to be admitted;
  • Experience in the following areas of practice: property/real estate transactions, corporate, commercial;
  • Experience in municipal, corporate and/or commercial law would be considered an asset.

Competencies:  Communication; Customer Service; Organization and Planning; Organizational Awareness; Values & Ethics; Valuing Diversity

Job Status:  This is a permanent, full time position, 35 Hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.  The work location is 5251 Duke Street, Duke Tower, 3rd Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  This is a non-union position salary commensurate with education and experience.

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted up to Midnight on October 14, 2018

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation.  Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

For a more detailed description and to apply for this position please go to our website:

Expiry Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018