Careers

The Yukon Legal Services Society is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a positive and successful workforce. We promote a flexible and supportive environment and strive to provide fair and competitive compensation packages. We want to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve and encourage applications from candidates who will add to the diversity of our team, including Indigenous and racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and/or gender identity. All self-identification information will remain confidential.

Prior experience working for legal aid will be considered an asset. All applications must include a cover letter that tells us a little bit about who you are and why you are interested in working with us. Lawyers submitting applications must be members of good standing of a Bar in Canada and eligible to be called to the Yukon Bar. Starting compensation is based on relevant experience. Temporary and/or short term contracts may be considered. We are always open to receiving applications from those interested in working with us.

Positions currently available are listed below:

Staff Lawyer

 

Desired qualifications:

– Ability to defend clients with serious Criminal Code and CDSA charges
– Experience or interest in family law, child protection, and/or mental health matters
– Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience working with complex clients
– 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
– Coordinate schedule and workload with a legal assistant
– Strong time management and communication skills
– Excellent legal drafting and legal research skills

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email or fax to:

Yukon Legal Services Society
Attention: Shannon Hendrickson
Email: shendrickson@legalaid.yk.ca
Fax: (867) 667-8649