Location: Calgary, Siksika & Tsuu T'ina Nation, AB
September 3, 2021
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.
Reporting to the Legal Services Manager, some of the key responsibilities of a Duty Counsel Lawyer are to:
Duty Counsel services in youth and adult criminal law, and family law.
Assessment services in youth and adult criminal law, and family law.
As duty Counsel in areas otherwise established by Legal Aid Alberta from time to time.
Travel to attend various circuit courts on the following schedule (compensation for travel provided):
Siksika Nation criminal court (Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month)
Plus, client interviewing every Monday afternoon
Siksika Nation family court (Every 3rd Wednesday each month)
Tsuu T’ina Nation criminal court (Every 1st and 3rd Friday each month)