Criminal Trial Group Lawyer

Competition Number: LAA-23-53

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Location: Calgary/Edmonton

Posting: External

Competition Ends: October 27, 2023

Who We Are

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.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description


Reporting to the Legal Services Manager, key responsibilities of the Criminal Trial Group Lawyer position is to:

  • Provide holistic legal services support to clients.
  • Litigate at various court levels, including appeals (travel expected).
  • Conduct of assigned files to professional standards and in accordance with the Rules and Code of Conduct of the Law Society of Alberta and policies and procedures of LAA.
  • Complete and accurate statistical, time entry and record keeping.
  • Compliance with office policy and procedures.
  • Participate in performance and staff meetings as required.



  • Education:
    • Law degree from a recognized law school.
    • Active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in criminal law practice focused on trial work,
    • Previous Criminal Law Practice has a particular focus on Indigenous experience  within the criminal justice system including familiarity with Gladue reports and Indigenous support services.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competive wage
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Paid professional days
  • Paid Vacation days
  • Winter closure (paid time off)
  • Work-life balance
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Employee assistance program

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying, please click Apply Now. Reference competition number LAA-23-53. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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