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Employment Opportunity: Articled Clerk – Public Prosecution Service (NS)

Competition # : 43396 

Department: Public Prosecution Service

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Contract

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 01-Jul-24  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service is responsible for the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code and other provincial statutes.

The Public Prosecution Service is committed to developing our Articled Clerk into a lawyer with the skill set to excel in the practice of law. The Articling Program will provide our Clerk with a unique opportunity to gain experience in the traditional areas of practice with an emphasis on criminal law.

The Articling Program also includes a rotation with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Once there, you will assist with a wide range of transactions that are common to both the private and public sectors, including provision of legal advice on contracts, family law / child protection, real property, statutory interpretation, commercial transactions and construction law.

About Our Opportunity

The Articled Clerk will directly report to their supervising Crown Attorney, who reports to the Chief Crown Attorney for the region to which they are assigned. As an Articled Clerk, you are accountable for assisting Crown Attorneys in the provision of competent prosecution services and advising law enforcement agencies when requested. In this role, you will assist in conducting the prosecution of charges resulting from matters within the Public Prosecution Service mandate. In addition, you will be involved in other prosecution duties as directed by your principal Crown Attorney, such as conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and preparing legal briefs.

The work at the Public Prosecution Service is dynamic, interesting and demanding. Clerking with the Public Prosecution Service does not equate to doing only research. As an Articled Clerk, you will go to Court, work directly with victims, witnesses and police officers and assist/participate in criminal proceedings.

We are, however, also committed to ensuring that our employees have time for family and social lives.

Qualifications and Experience

As the successful applicant you will be a third year student (or third year graduate), and are eligible to Article in Nova Scotia from July 2024 to July 2025 per the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society requirements.

Please ensure to upload your Law School university transcript to your application

Additional Information

This is anticipated to be a one-year term employment opportunity (July 2024-July 2025).

Pay Grade:  BIWEEKLY

Salary Range:  $1,848.00 – $1,848.00 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

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Posted: June 25, 2024