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Juridical Officer – Court Clerk
Casual: Iqaluit Residents Only
Under the general direction and supervision of the Supervisor, Criminal Registry, the Judicial Officer – Criminal will provide registry services and courtroom support for criminal matters to the Nunavut Court of Justice and maintains complete records of court proceedings as well as clerking services. The incumbent holds statutory appointments as Deputy Clerk. The incumbent is an officer of the Nunavut Court of Justice and is required to perform juridical clerical functions prior to, during, and following court proceedings.
The candidate will be responsible for providing aid to the judiciary during Court sittings and coordinating courtroom activities to ensure that court proceedings are conducted in an organized fashion to facilitate the most efficient use of judicial resources. Attends court sittings as scheduled and records the proceedings through the use of digital recording equipment and will provide playback to the court as required. They will provide registry support services, such as clerking civil court and filing civil documents while on court circuit, in accordance with the Rules of Court and registry practices and procedures. As well as, respond to enquiries in person or over the phone and assists the Public and legal professionals in completing court documents pursuant to Rules of Court and procedures. In addition, the incumbent must be willing to travel, as there is extensive travel required with this position.
The incumbent must have a minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent knowledge and experience and have good interpersonal communication skills. The incumbent must have, or be capable of obtaining within a reasonable period of time, a sound working knowledge of the procedural requirements of Nunavut statutes and the Rules of Court and know how to use those resources to answer inquiries from the legal professionals and the public at large to solve day to day practice and procedural problems quickly. The incumbent must also have, or be similarly capable of acquiring a complete knowledge of the Rules of Courtroom procedure in Civil and Criminal proceedings. The incumbent must have accurate data entry skills and computer knowledge.
A capacity to communicate in Inuktitut would also be an asset in allowing the incumbent to explain issues to, and work with, others.