Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Law Clerk

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The law clerks provide legal assistance to the judges of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Under the supervision of the judges, they work individually on appeals and other matters. They also work collaboratively on special and larger-scale projects.

Their responsibilities involve the clerks in many areas of the law, and since they actively participate in the assignment of their cases, there are opportunities for them to focus on areas of interest and to explore previously unfamiliar areas of law.

The clerks are responsible for preparing research memoranda, often on challenging, emerging and unsettled points of law. They generally attend the hearings of the cases to which they have been assigned. As well, when assigned to assist the Chambers judge, they often attend Court of Appeal Chambers. This allows the clerks to observe many different counsel arguing matters on which the clerks have reviewed the written submissions and may have conducted detailed research.

The clerkships are typically for 12 months, starting in July or August. Visit www.courts.ns.ca for more details and to apply.

Expiry Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2019