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Executive Legal Officer, Court Administration
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Executive Legal Officer, Court Administration reports to the Director of Court Services. In addition to the tasks and responsibilities assigned by the Director, the incumbent works in tandem with the Executive Legal Officer, Office of the Senior Judge, to carry out assignments and responsibilities tasked by the Senior Judge and as such, from time to time, is supervised by and receives direction from the Senior Judge.
The incumbent acts as advisor to the Director of Court Services, the Registrar of the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Clerk of the Court, the Sheriff and the Senior Judge. The position is an in-house counsel who will do legal research, draft memorandums of law, and draft policies on issues related to court administration and the administration of justice in general. The Executive Legal Officer, Court Administration reviews all filings with the Nunavut Court of Justice to ensure compliance with the Rules of Court and Practice Directives. Additionally, this position provides legal opinions, mentorship, training and support to the civil registry and Sheriff’s Office. The incumbent reviews file construction within the Registry and ensures files are being created in a manner that is consistent, efficient and organized to suit the desires of the Judiciary and maintain an accurate Court record.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to practice law in Nunavut. Therefore an applicant must have a Common Law degree from an accredited Canadian or foreign law school and either be a regular member of the Law Society of Nunavut or be a member of a Provincial or Territorial Bar for at least five (5) years, including a minimum of three (3) years of civil law practice experience. The Incumbent must have experience in developing policies and conducting legal research on various databases (e.g. Quicklaw, Westlaw).
Knowledge of and experience in: the laws of Canada and Nunavut; Criminal and Family Law, Inuit and/ or northern social and legal issues; and/or Court policies and operations would be considered assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset. This position may be eligible for a Bilingual Bonus.
Term until December 31, 2019. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term with permission of the manager.