Legal Counsel

The Court of Queen's Bench is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing trials in civil and criminal matters and appeals from decisions of the Provincial Court. 

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Reporting to the Executive Counsel/Director in the Court of Queen's Bench, this position is responsible for:
- providing legal analysis, drafting, editing and research services for the Queen's Bench judiciary;
- providing legal support services for Court committees, projects and initiatives; and
- supervising the Court's articling students, including assessing workloads, determining and assigning work to students, and overseeing various legal research projects. 

The successful candidate is required to work both independently and closely with others, including Justices, other Legal Counsel, and articling students. The incumbent will be highly autonomous, executing and advising on standard, non-standard, and complex legal issues and research projects. The incumbent must be capable of assessing and balancing workloads and competing priorities.

The incumbent must possess: excellent research, analytical and organizational skills; a deep understanding of the legal foundations of the Court; significant substantive knowledge of criminal, family, civil, and administrative law, including Canadian and international case law and legislation. Knowledge of Alberta Rules of Court, Alberta statutes and case law are mandatory.

Superior decision making and communication skills (both verbal and written) are required, along with excellent computer skills including MS Office 2010.




Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and related legal experience. Supervisory experience is an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.

Require bilingual (English/French).




$5,535.55 to $6,467.12 bi-weekly




This is a Permanent Full-Time position.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time.

For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hr. shifts/week).

This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary positions. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. Final candidates for this competition will be asked to undergo a Security Screening.


How to Apply


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Online applications are preferred. Please visit to apply online. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #1052535. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your lastname, firstname_JobID# (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

Please do not submit multiple applications.

Your valid email address and the Job ID# must be included with your application. Please note that interview invitations will be sent out by email. 

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Brenda Hoang at (780) 643-9231 or or submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID #1052535 to Brenda Hoang, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; Fax #: (780) 644-1395.; 

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, we recommend that they obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include their IQAS assessment certificate as part of their resume.


Closing Statement


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.

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