Staff Lawyer
Yukon Legal Services Society

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Posted: 02-19-2020

Closes: Until Filled


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Job #255

Job Description/Duties:

Salary Range: $82,796 to $142,800, a plus competitive compensation package
Starting compensation is based on years of relevant experience.

The Yukon Legal Services Society (YLSS) is committed to providing a positive and successful workplace. We promote a unique, positive, and supportive team environment and strive to provide competitive compensation packages.

Whitehorse is a modern, diverse city with major retail and local stores, unique entertainment, restaurants, and much more. The name "Yukon" originated from the Gwich'in native word "Yuk-un-ah," meaning "Great River," referring to the Yukon River that flows across the territory, through Alaska and into the Bering Sea. The Yukon Territory offers diverse, exciting, and unique natural experiences.

YLSS is looking for a staff lawyer experienced with representing individuals charged with Criminal Code and CDSA offences. The ideal candidate will be familiar with family law as well. As a YLSS staff lawyer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal representation to eligible Yukoners referred to them by the intake office.

Desired qualifications:
• Litigation experience
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, highly demanding environment
• Ability to stay organized while managing a heavy caseload
• Reliable, resourceful, flexible, and a strong problem solver
• Excellent legal drafting and legal research skills
• Possess strong time management and communication skills
• Coordinate schedule and workload with a legal assistant

The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience with criminal law matters, particularly with Duty Counsel and Bail Court
• Experience with family law, child protection law, and mental health law
• Prior experience with Legal Aid matters
• Trial experience

We are open to considering junior applicants with limited criminal experience, provided they have a suitable background, sufficient aptitude, and skills.

All applicants must be members of good standing of a Bar in Canada and eligible to be called to the Yukon Bar. A relocation allowance will be provided.
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, references and expression of interest to:
Yukon Legal Services Society
Attention: Shannon Rhames
Fax: (867) 667-8649

• All applicants must be members of good standing of a Bar in Canada and eligible to be called to the Yukon Bar.

For More Information Contact: Shannon Rhames
By Phone: (867)667-5255



Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Full-Time (40+Hrs/Wk.)
Wage: $82,796 - $142,800 (range based on experience)

Full Time Permanent

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References

Apply to: Shannon Rhames
Fax: +1 (867) 667-8649