Employment Type
Duration of employment
12 Months
Language Requirement

English required
French considered an asset

Criminal Law Services
Job Location
Base Salary
$46,904-$98,254 Per year
Valid through
March 7, 2021
Lawyer I-II - Contract (Woodstock)

The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission (NBLASC) is seeking a lawyer for the Woodstock regional office.


The successful candidate will handle criminal defense services in all levels of Court. He or she will be responsible for defending offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and other Federal statutes within the scope of services provided by NBLASC.

The position involves pre-trial preparation including interviewing witnesses and researching points of law. The successful candidate will have demonstrated competence in trial advocacy and a keen interest in criminal matters. The position also involves providing assistance to senior lawyers on complex cases as required.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Law Degree;
  • Membership in good standing or eligibility for membership with the Law Society of New Brunswick;
  • Completion of Articling;
  • Written and spoken competence in English (Please state your language capability).

Candidates with less than 5.5 years of membership at the bar will typically be considered as Lawyer level I. Candidates with more than 5.5 years, but no more than 10 years of membership at the bar will typically be considered as Lawyer level II.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Written and spoken competence in French (Please state your language capability).
  • High proficiency in office technology and MS Suite.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement;
  • Impact and Influence;
  • Self-control/Stamina;
  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Flexibility.
  • Client Service Orientation.
Job Benefits

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with skill level and experience:

$1,804 - $3,779 biweekly

Application Submission

Applicants interested in this opportunity must respond by March 7, 2021.

Apply Online or:

Mail resume to
New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission
Att: Human Resources
Lawyer I-II, (CLS-12 month contract) Woodstock Competition
501-500 Beaverbrook Court
Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4

Email resume to
Please state "Lawyer I-II (CLS) Woodstock Competition" in your email.


Note: To be given consideration under this competition, applicants are required to demonstrate on their application how, when, and where they acquired the qualifications required for this position. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we promote a scent-reduced environment. We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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