Solicitor 1-3 Term, NS Department of Justice - Halifax

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Solicitor 1-3  

Date:  Sep 20, 2018      

Apply By: 10/4/2018   


Solicitor 1-3, Term, HALIFAX   

Competition # 16405   

About Us

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 Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.  

About Our Opportunity

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.  In this role, you will provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials.  

As a Solicitor, you will conduct research, prepare and review legal documents, and draft and interpret contracts, legislation and regulations. In this role, you will provide legal advice to the Crown.  

About You

As our successful candidate you will:  

•Be a practicing member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (or eligible for practicing membership)

•Have a minimum of one year of practice experience  

Your experience advising government departments or agencies would be considered an asset in this role, as would practice experience in one or more of the following areas: administrative law, family law, contracts law, constitutional law, enforcement of civil judgments, and legislative drafting and interpretation.  

As our successful candidate, you will possess excellent research, analytical and organizational skills.  You will communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment.  You have demonstrated abilities to respond to client needs for quality legal services, to anticipate problems and to work effectively with your clients toward resolutions.  In addition, you are effective in demanding circumstances, you offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, and use your flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.  

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.  

Other Considerations  

This is a term position on the Justice/LAE/OAA Solicitor Services team.  

Pay Grade:  MCL 20 - MCL 26   

Salary Range:  $2,768.85 - $4,469.80 Bi-Weekly  

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 electronic application.  

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.  

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact

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Expiry Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018