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Employment Opportunity: Civil Litigator – Department of Justice and Public Safety

Civil Litigator  (Contractual)

Civil Division (Litigation Unit) – St. John’s, NL.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking a lawyer with litigation experience to join the Civil Division’s Litigation Unit

DUTIES: The Litigation Unit represents the Province in civil litigation and administrative law matters. Civil litigators appear before all levels of court in the province, as well as the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for their own caseload. Duties will include drafting pleadings, briefs, affidavits and other legal duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Practicing status with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is required. Candidates must have knowledge and experience with civil litigation, and should demonstrate effective decision making/judgment, analytical, organizational and communication abilities. Applicants must also exhibit an ability to take initiative, build and maintain positive working relationships and demonstrate leadership.

OTHER BENEFITS: The Provincial Government offers a benefit package that includes paid leave, pension plan and health plan.

SALARY: Within Solicitor’s Pay Plan

Applications will be accepted by email up to 3 January 2024 at the following address:

For additional information on this position, please contact Justin Mellor- Manager of Civil Litigation at the above email.


Posted: December 15, 2023