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 are committed to ensuring access to justice for all Albertans. You have excellent communication skills and are someone that demonstrates leadership. You want to assist and advise on Roster Management strategies, and through collaboration play a key role in aligning them to strategic priorities and business objectives. You understand the importance of privacy and confidentiality in doing this work. You are computer savvy and more organized than anyone you know. You thrive in a fast-paced work environment and you’re always up for a challenge. You are a person who appreciates a role where no two days are the same and you can mitigate and manage situations as they come. You are deeply invested in the success of our team and our organization.
Reporting to the General Counsel for a temporary 18 month term, some of the key responsibilities include:
Chair the Roster Management Strategy Committee (RMSC) or equivalent
Collaborate with Committee members in the development of Committee objectives, goals and measures
Consult with internal and external stakeholders, as appropriate
Working with Committee members to develop roster management objectives, policies, training opportunities and plans
Formulate, document and execute processes that address the legal aspects of the Roster Management Strategy Committee’s strategic decisions
Provide legal representation and advice as required but particularly as it relates to legal compliance or related issues
Advise and assist on strategic priorities and business objectives as determined by LAA
Further enhance Legal Aid Alberta’s reputation to ensure our vision, mission and services are clearly defined and better understood by stakeholders. This may include publicly representing Legal Aid Alberta at certain conferences, committees and other speaking engagements.
Education and Experience:
Law degree from a recognized law school
Membership in good standing in the Law Society of Alberta
5-7 years of experience in a related field such as a Legal Aid Alberta Roster lawyer, committee governance and function, ethics and compliance, and code of conduct
Experience chairing committees is an asset
Practice experience in criminal law is required
Practice experience in family law is considered an asset
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent working knowledge of the tariff
Strong working knowledge of the areas of law that Legal Aid Alberta provides service
Excellent knowledge of applicable legislation, regulatory and privacy law, as well as policy drafting
The technical skills to provide competent legal services including the ability to investigate facts, identify issues, ascertain organizational objectives, consider possible solutions and advise LAA on the appropriate course of action
Maturity, tact and good judgment
Able to provide advice and information effectively
Well-organized and able to deal with conflicting immediate priorities
Computer literacy, particularly with regards to MS Office (especially Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ACCESS)
Knowledge of pubic legal information or adult education tools and techniques
Excellent oral and written communication skills, maintaining positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
What We Offer
Perks of working with us
RRSP employer contribution
Health and dental benefits
Health and wellness accounts
How To Apply
This is an internal job posting and is open to Legal Aid Alberta employees only. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number LAA-22-19. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This posting will close on March 29th at 12:00 pm.