In-House Lawyer

In-House Lawyer

Competition No. 2019 – 0910
Position: In-House Lawyer
Salary: Based on Child Welfare Experience
Conditions: Contract
Department: Child and Family Services
Location: Winnipeg Outreach Office
Date Posted: September 10, 2019
Closing Date: 5:00pm on October 4, 2019 or until position is filled

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter along with all checks (stipulated below) to:
EMAIL: HR@peguiscfs.org
FAX: (204) 632-7226 PHONE: (204) 632-5404

All applicants will be subject to satisfactory criminal records, child/adult abuse registry and prior contact checks. Please cite the competition number and position in the subject line when submitting by email or fax. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. First Nation applicants are encouraged to self-identify as being of First Nations descent.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Peguis Child & Family Services is one of ten agencies within the Southern First Nations Network of Care mandated to provide programs and services to our people that protect our children, promote family wellness, and strengthen our community.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to provide child protection and family services to Peguis First Nation membership and to all other nations that may request our services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Peguis Child and Family Services is looking to contract an In-house Lawyer with brilliant research and analytical skills. Lawyers are expected to display sound judgment and decision-making with outstanding problem-solving and communication skills, manage all child welfare court matters and Peguis First Nation Jurisdiction; Bill C-92.

To ensure success, the In-house Lawyer should be determined, professional and well informed with a keen interest in upholding the law while protecting a client’s rights. Top candidates will display natural leadership qualities with fantastic interpersonal, written and public speaking skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Law (essential).
• Admitted Attorney of at least two years standing.
• Experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal documents.
• Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
• Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills

LAWYER RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
• Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
• Conduct legal research and gather evidence.
• Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
• Explain the law and give legal advice.
• Offer legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
• Draft, review and manage wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds.
• Manage regulatory and compliance related services.
• Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
• Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters.
• Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
• Prepare pleadings, notices and make appearances in court.

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