Trial Lawyer


Competition Number: LAA-21-34

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Calgary, AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: July 30, 2021

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, we provide 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 we’re looking for  

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. Helping people is your raison d’etre.

Job Description

We are hiring two trial lawyers to join our Legal Services team.

As a trial lawyer, you will help drive the future of our organization. You share our values and passion, supporting our mission to help Alberta’s most disadvantaged.

Perks of working with us 

  • Competitive wage
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Work from home opportunities

What you’ll be doing 

Reporting to the Legal Services Manager, some of the key responsibilities of a Trial Lawyer are to:

  • 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.
  • Negotiate competent resolutions of files to achieve early, cost effective and lasting outcomes for clients.
  • Litigation at various court levels, including appeals.
  • Complete and accurate statistical, time entry and record keeping.
  • Compliance with office policy and procedures.
  • Participate in performance and staff meetings as required.


Education and Experience

    • Law degree from a recognized law school.
    • Active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in criminal law practice, focused on trial work
    • Previous experience in youth, family, immigration and/or litigation practice is an asset.
    • Familiarity and/or experience in board or volunteer work in the non-for-profit sector is an asset.
    • Prior work experience within a law firm and/or a public service environment is an asset.

Security clearance is required.

How To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to[email protected]Reference posting number LAA-21-34.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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