Litigators Required

The Justice Centre is hiring more litigators to defend our Charter freedoms against federal and provincial laws and policies. The successful candidates will work on constitutional files across Canada, to defend against increasing government infringement of the fundamental Charter freedoms and civil liberties of Canadians. We prefer to hire full-time lawyers, but applications for a part-time or contract position will be considered.

Ideal candidates will have considerable litigation experience, but this is not an absolute requirement. Experience in drafting, cross examinations, and oral argument is strongly preferred. Experience with constitutional law is a plus, but not a requirement. Successful candidates will be responsible, principled, self-directed, and able and willing to work under the additional pressure of public scrutiny.

The successful candidates will conduct litigation in provincial and superior courts, the Federal Court of Canada, Courts of Appeal, and human rights tribunals. New litigators hired by the Justice Centre must possess sufficient litigation experience to be able to assume full conduct of files and complete all necessary steps, with support and input from their colleagues. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

A willingness to work cooperatively with other lawyers who are part of our team of pro bono counsel is essential. The successful candidate will work from her/his own office in the city of her/his choice; there is no requirement to be based in Calgary where we are headquartered. The Justice Centre also seeks paralegals and law clerks to assist the Justice Centre’s legal team in carrying out the mission of defending the constitutional freedoms of Canadians.

A CV and cover letter outlining your interest should be emailed to applications@jccf.ca, to the attention of John Carpay, President.