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Lawyer (Casual Roster)


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Competition # : 31257 

Department: Justice

Location: Halifax, Truro, Sydney

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Legal - NSPG 

Closing Date: May 31, 2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Justice, Legal Services Division is the law firm for the Province of Nova Scotia. Justice lawyers have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of legal issues, providing legal services to the Crown and promoting the fair and lawful administration of public affairs in accordance with the law. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations. In order to effectively provide this service, we maintain a roster of lawyers with experience in many different areas of law who may be interested in short-term casual employment in Halifax, Truro or Sydney and who can be called upon relatively quickly.


About Our Opportunity


If you are interested in a casual opportunity with government and have experience in legal matters such as administrative law, employment law, contracts, regulations, child protection and/or litigation and have flexibility to accept a short-term assignment, please forward your resume as described below.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials for the effective and efficient representation of the Crown in the course of civil proceedings before trial and appeal courts, boards and tribunals
  • Conducting research
  • Preparation and review of legal documents
  • Drafting and interpretation of legislation and regulations


Qualifications and Experience


You much be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society in good standing (or eligible for practicing membership).



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria. 

Additional Information


This posting is a call for resumes to be considered for casual opportunities that arise within the Legal Services Division. Casual positions are filled from a roster of pre-screened candidates.


This competition will be open until May 31, 2022, and candidates may apply until that date. Resumes will be kept on file until the closing of the competition on May 31, 2022. At that time a new call for resumes will be issued and any candidates with a continued interest in casual positions will be asked to re-apply.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  MCL 15 

Salary Range:  $35.71 - $79.29 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.


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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