Competition Number: LAA-22-71
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Calgary, AB
Competition Ends: When suitable applicant found.
As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.
As a Lawyer with our Criminal Trial Group at Legal Aid Alberta, you will help drive the future of our organization. You play an important role in joining a talented and diverse Legal Aid Alberta team province wide. Here you will find exceptional people who share our values and passion, supporting LAA’s mission to help Alberta’s most disadvantaged.
In addition, you will be part of a pilot project which will commence in certain locations across Alberta to provide LAA’s Indigenous clients with continuity in legal services support from the moment that they are charged. LAA’s Indigenous strategy is focused on providing holistic support to Indigenous clients from the beginning, including a Staff Lawyer experienced in Indigenous issues that can, if required, take the matter to trial as part of the Criminal Trial Group.
As part of LAA’s Indigenous strategy, this Lawyer will work closely with Duty Counsel support in specific court jurisdictions and communities to support individuals charged in that community.
Reporting to the Legal Services Manager, key responsibilities of the Criminal Trial Group Lawyer position are:
Perks of working with us
If you got excited at the prospect of being a part of our team when you reviewed this posting and you meet the minimum qualifications, please select ‘Apply Now’ to create your candidate profile. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.