Position Title: Legal Assistant (Prince Rupert Indigenous Justice Centre)
The BC First Nations Justice Council supports the well-being of future generations by transforming the status quo today – upholding self-determination, reclaiming legal traditions, and addressing systemic injustice.
The legal assistant will support the staff lawyer of the Indigenous Justice Centre (IJC) in Prince Rupert. The Prince Rupert IJC offers legal services to Indigenous people in the community who otherwise cannot access it. The staff lawyer’s practice has a strong focus on criminal defence work with some child protection matters.
The Prince Rupert IJC can also assist with reintegration services for people coming back into community from correctional institutions.
As a legal assistant, you will provide support to the staff lawyer of the Indigenous Justice Centre. Successful completion of a legal assistant or paralegal program is an asset.
You are an experienced legal assistant or paralegal with experience on a broad range of file types. You like researching and record-keeping and are used to keeping your legal colleagues on track with their multiple tasks.
Preparing legal documents, engaging with other justice system actors and a talent for building relationships are some of your skills. You are relentless when tracking down information (and sometimes clients!) and understand the need for both efficiency and discretion. However, the human being in front of you is always first priority.
At times, the legal assistant may be exposed to sensitive and disturbing information/photographs located in criminal defence files and child protection files.
Job type: Full-time, permanent
Full-time hours: 35 hours / week
Pay range: $40,000 – $50,000 annually
Benefits: This position is eligible to participate in our group benefits plan
Work location: Prince Rupert, BC
Application deadline: Until a suitable candidate is found
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Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to [email protected]