Office of the Attorney General
Justice and Public Safety
Temporary Term Position

Who we are

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Family Crown Services Branch of the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking an individual to join their team as a Temporary Term Lawyer.

What you will do

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, the successful candidate will operate within the following mandated areas of civil practice:

  • Representation of the Department of Social Development in adult and child protection proceedings; private custody and access matters;
  • Representation of the Director of Support Enforcement in judicial support enforcement proceedings;
  • Acting as Agent o the Attorney General for New Brunswick in matters under section 19 of the Divorce Act;
  • Acting as Agent of the Attorney General for New Brunswick under the International Child Abduction Act;
  • Such other areas of government practice as the Attorney General may mandate;
  • Legal advice and legal opinions related to the aforenoted mandated areas of civil practice;
  • Appeals in matters involving the Minister of Social Development and/or the Director of Support Enforcement.

Work environment

  • Office location: 157 Water Street, Campbellton, NB
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30 
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

Who you are

The successful candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, be detailed oriented and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Need to have

  • Law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick.
  • Up to 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge family law and experience in court.
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in the areas of child and adult protection within the last five years.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Analytical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Impact and influence
  • Self-control & stamina.

Operational requirements: The following operational requirements are also required:

  • Travel;
  • Possession of a valid driver's license;
  • Working outside of regular hours of work without prior notice.

PLEASE NOTE As of Sept 7, 2021, any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.


From $52,494 to $ 98, 800 annually, depending on education and experience.

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation 

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or by email at by September 20, 2021 indicating competition number R78-2021/22-511TT. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
Human Resource Services
Marysville Place
20 McGloin St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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