Law Clerk – Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

The primary duty of the law clerks is to provide legal assistance to the Supreme
Court judges on a variety of legal subjects. Other duties include:

~ Conducting detailed research and preparing memoranda of law, as requested
by the Judges;
~ Reviewing files, both before and after hearings, and preparing preliminary
briefings on points of law;
~ Assisting the Chambers judge and reviewing files in preparation for Chambers
sessions, including any research that may be required by the Chambers judge;
~ Participating in office meetings and discussions with the judges, both individually
and in groups, as determined by the judges;
~ Assisting with the organization and coordination of special study projects on
certain points of law; and
~ Assisting in the preparation of materials for judges’ seminars and related issues.


All applicants must have graduated from a recognized law school. Preference will
be given to candidates who are admitted as a member of the Bar of a province or
territory of Canada; however, all interested graduates are encouraged to apply. The
ability to read and work in French is not essential but considered an asset.
Link to Job Posting
Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 03/31/2021