Legal Counsel II, III, IV or V (Job ID#: 18084)
Department of Justice, Government of Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victim services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and Indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.
Legal Division provides legal advice and representation to all government departments and specified public agencies. Our lawyers conduct litigation, participate in regulatory and administrative law hearings, practice in a variety of areas including real estate, corporate/commercial, Aboriginal law, Constitutional and human rights, labour and employment, provide legal opinions and advice, and conduct prosecutions of territorial offences. Legal Division does not provide direct services to the public.
We are seeking one (1) Legal Counsel with a minimum of two or more years' relevant practicing experience to provide advice and services to departments and agencies of the GNWT primarily in the area of litigation and environment and natural resources law.
Responsibilities could include other areas of law in which Legal Division lawyers' practice, which may vary but generally includes the following:
The position requires the ability to analyze the legal impact of significant issues, excellent communication, interpersonal and practice management skills. The incumbent will be expected to work independently on matters of recognized complexity and the majority of the work is assigned in a general way by the Manager of Litigation and/or the Director. Some travel will be required, depending on responsibilities assigned.
Applicants should indicate in which of the foregoing area or areas they are competent to practice. Experience in the relevant fields of law will be an asset.
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Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9