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.
Reporting to Managing Director, some of the key responsibilities of the JP Bail Team Lead include:
Support Justice Services and Legal Services Leaders with strategic planning, staff development, and day-to-day management activities with an organizational approach to problem-solving.
Provide mentorship, coaching, information sessions, and provide legal practice advice to staff lawyers with the respective area of legal expertise.
Provide on-call support to teams
Review file-related potential conflicts, in consultation with team members and/or Managing Director
File Allocations and scheduling of teams in consultation with other managers as relates to their direct reports and Managing Directors as it relates to organizational lawyer case load requirements and file types.
Provide accurate information when requested for Board and other reporting, strategic planning activities, and operational planning activities.
Duty Counsel representation to professional standards and in accordance with the Rules and Code of Conduct of the Law Society of Alberta and the Rules of LAA.
Negotiate competent resolutions of files to achieve early, cost-effective and lasting outcomes for clients.
Education and Experience:
Law degree from a recognized law school.
Member or eligible to be an active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta
A Minimum of 2-4 years of prior leadership experience is required
A minimum of 5 years of litigation and court experience in the areas of criminal, family, or immigration law and JP Bail hearings
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent knowledge of Alberta Rules of Court and applicable legislation within the respective area of practice expertise.
Legal research, writing and drafting, legal analysis, preparation of facts and written briefs, application of the law to the relevant facts, negotiation, advocacy, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
A high level of comfort working with technology and a keen enthusiasm for learning new systems including, computer literacy in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM), web-based legal research tools, and other web-based resources.
Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical, logic, problem-solving, and project management skills, as well as sound business judgment.
Acts as a mentor to others through the organization or externally.
The ability to build relationships earns confidence and collaborates with all levels across the organization.
What We Offer
Perks of working with us
• Competitive wage
• RRSP with 8% employer contribution
• Health and dental benefits
• Health and wellness accounts
• Employee assistance program
• Weekends off
• Winter/Christmas closure (paid time off)
How To Apply
Click Apply Now. You can also send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number [LAA-22-49]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The JP Bail Team provides assistance to our valuable clients for extended hours (8:00 a.m. – Midnight). Combining work-life balance this team follows a continual rotational shift schedule 365 days a year (6 working days on and then 3 days off). Details are as follows:
• First 3 days: 8 am to 4 pm
• Next 3 days: 4 pm to midnight
• Then 3 days off
The successful candidate will be required to provide security clearance.