Lawyer I-II

Fredericton, NB | Woodstock, NB

New Brunswick Legal Aid
Services Commission
Family Services/Public Trustee Services
Lawyer I-II
Fredericton and Woodstock
Open Competition
Two Positions

The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission (NBLASC) is seeking 1 lawyer for the Fredericton regional office (Family/Public Trustee), and 1 lawyer for the Woodstock Regional Office (Family).

Reporting to the Public Trustee/Director of Family Law Services, the successful candidates will deliver professional lawyer services. Duties may include but are not limited to: preparing legal advice/documents in respect of custody, access, restraining orders; determination of spousal support; determination/variation of child support; child security matters; and Public Trustee matters ( including applications under the Infirm Persons' Act and Probate Court Act). Tasks may include but are not limited to: preparation of affidavits and briefs; interview witnesses; meet with clients, attend court; research points of law; maintain good working relationships with members of the justice system, and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidates must be familiar with the Federal and Provincial legislation regarding NBLASC family and Public Trustee law services, such as the Legal Aid Act, Family Services Act, Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, Public Trustee Act, Probate Court Act, Infirm Persons' Act, Devolution of Estates Act, and the Rules of Court of New Brunswick.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Law Degree;
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of New Brunswick;
  • Completion of Articling;
  • Written and spoken competence in English (please state your language capacity).

Candidates with less than 5.5 years of membership at the bar will typically be considered as Lawyer level I. Candidates with more than 5.5 years, but less than 10 years of membership at the bar will typically be considered as Lawyer level II.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Written and spoken competence in French (please state your language capacity);
  • High proficiency in office technology and MS Suite.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement;
  • Impact and Influence;
  • Self-control/Stamina;
  • Client Service Orientation;
  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Flexibility.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with skill level and experience:

  • NBLASC Lawyer Series pay plan Level I-II
  • $1,747 - $3,660 biweekly.

Applicants interested in this opportunity may submit their application to:

New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
Att: Janice Howard, CPA, Manager of Corporate Services
500 Beaverbrook Court Suite 501
Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4
Or by email: janice.howard@gnb.ca

This competition will remain open until the positions are filled.

Note: To be given consideration under this competition, applicants are required to demonstrate on their application how, when, and where they acquired the qualifications required for this position. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we promote a scent-reduced environment. We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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