Co-op Student (Solicitor Services Support)



Competition # : 39272 

Department: Justice

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Co-op

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/9/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Legal Services Division is the government's law firm, providing a full range of legal advice and services to support government operations and help government achieve its corporate priorities.  With a staff of more than 160 lawyers, paralegals, researchers and administrative professionals, the Division is one of the largest law offices in the Province.


For more information on the Department of Justice Legal Services please visit our website:

About Our Opportunity

Under general supervision from the Legal Services Coordinator, Co-op students are responsible for providing effective and efficient legal support to the solicitors of the Legal Services Division. Responsibilities include administrative duties, preparation of legal documents and correspondence, conducting research, record and process documentation, adhere to policies and processes and maintain filing systems. As a Co op Student with us you will work as part of a close-knit team and gain keen insight into how a government law office functions.

Who You Are

You are a full-time business or law student registered in a co-operative education program and returning to school in Summer 2023 or Winter 2023.


You are a team player who can work with minimal supervision, an excellent researcher, with keen analytical and organizational skills. You are passionate about communication and love collaborating across roles whether it be with a senior leader or a colleague. You love using new equipment and software's.


You share our values of Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Accountability & Public Good, have a passion for service excellence and actively promote and encourage the importance of people, teams, diversity, and culture.

Working Environment

  • Dynamic legal office environment sitting in a modular desk unit with up to 2 colleagues in same general area.
  • Considerable periods of time sitting at desk interspersed with movement to and from printers, file storage areas or to deposit/retrieve mail. At times, required to bend and lift file boxes from storage shelving and transport to review area.
  • Regular need to read and analyze information and significant time focusing on a computer monitor.
  • Must balance multiple priorities and the demand for accuracy and attention to detail in the preparation of legal documents requires acute concentration and for some may increase physical and mental stress.
  • The nature of the work in some files may exposes staff to disturbing images or content.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion

Additional Information

Please note, this is a co-op student position based in Halifax for fall term (September-December 2023). The anticipated start date/end date of the positions are fall term September 1 - Dec 29, 2023.  

Please ensure you demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. In your cover letter, identify the competition number, position and department.



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $14.90 - $28.12 Hourly   


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:



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