Lawyer 1 and Lawyer 2

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Lawyer 1 and Lawyer 2
Open Competition
Fredericton

This competition will be used to establish an inventory of qualified candidates to fill immediate and future Lawyer 1 and Lawyer 2 vacancies (permanent, temporary or casual opportunities) throughout the Legal Services Branch in Fredericton.

The Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General is seeking individuals to join the Legal Services Branch as Lawyer 1 and Lawyer 2. The successful candidates will work with other lawyers in a team setting and be responsible for a wide variety of legal services within one of the following groups.

Constitutional Group: the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting constitutional litigation, appearing in all levels of courts and before administrative boards and tribunals throughout the province. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing legal advice and opinions with respect to Memorandums to Executive Council, and other constitutional/Charter and Aboriginal Law related matters.

Litigation Group: the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting litigation and appearing in all levels of courts and before administrative boards and tribunals throughout the province. The successful candidate will also be responsible for conducting research in specialized areas of the law and providing legal opinions and advice to government departments and agencies.

Legal Advice Services Group: the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research in a wide variety of areas of the law and for providing legal opinions to government departments and agencies on matters of statutory interpretation and general advice with respect to the conduct of government affairs and operations, including constitutional issues.

Administrative and Employment Law Group: the successful candidate will appear at all levels of courts and before administrative boards and tribunals throughout the province. The successful candidate will also be required to conduct research in specialized areas of the law and to provide legal opinions and advice to government departments and agencies.

Corporate, Commercial & Property Law Group: the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting real property transactions including purchases, sales and leases, providing legal advice on commercial and contractual matters including preparation of documentation to further the business objectives of government departments.

Candidates may state in a cover letter a preference as to which group(s) being applied for, should they wish.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Law Degree; completion of Articling by June 19, 2020; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership in good standing with the Law Society of New Brunswick by June 19, 2020.

Candidates with less than 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar will be considered as a Lawyer 1. Candidates with 8 years or more will be considered as a Lawyer 2. Please state your date of admission to a Canadian law society.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications on their resumé to be given further consideration. Resumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment. Please ensure that your preferred language for assessment is identified on your resumé.

Applicants are required to submit with their application a writing sample of no more than five pages that they have authored within the last five years. If applying by email or mail, please attach/include the writing sample. If applying online, please send the writing sample in a separate email to the address below.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate, commensurate with years at the bar:

  • Experience in one of the five areas of practice indicated by the groups listed above,
  • Experience conducting hearings before any level of court, boards or tribunals for candidates applying to work with the Constitutional, Litigation, and the Administrative and Employment Law Groups.

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel;
  • Possession of a valid driver's license for candidates applying to work with the Constitutional, Litigation and Administrative and Employment Law Groups; and
  • Working outside of regular hours of work without prior notice

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies: Analytical thinking / judgment, client service orientation, effective interactive communication, initiative, self-control/stamina, commitment to learning and teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: from $53,404 to $133,016 annually, depending on education and experience.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at www.ere.gnb.ca or by mail at the following address by February 3, 2020 indicating competition number: R44-2019-20-1413. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Services
Marysville Place
20 McGloin St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719
HRcompetitions.concoursRH@gnb.ca

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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