You are a student-at-law who is committed to delivering fair and balanced access to justice for the people of Saskatchewan.
As an articling student with Legal Aid Saskatchewan, under the direction of the respective principals, you will have an opportunity to complete your law articles through exposure to adult/youth criminal law and family law. The term of articles would be for a one-year period.
What do you do?
- Provide legal services, under the supervision of a lawyer, to eligible clients where the matter is considered by a lawyer to have professional merit
- Interview applicants/clients to determine financial and range of service eligibility, to assess the legal problem, to gather information, to determine with the client the range of options available to the client, to make recommendations as to the most viable options in consultation with the supervising lawyer
- Represent a client in Provincial Court, under the supervision of a lawyer, for adjournments, entering pleas, setting matters over to trial, speaking to sentence on non-indictable matters or other court assignments
- Prepare documents and pleadings
- Interview witnesses
- Mediate between a client and opposing party, under the supervision of the supervising lawyer
- Provide general legal advice and information
- Responsible for the conduct, supervision and coordination of support staff and other legal personnel
- Research legal issues
- Maintain a state of competence on a continuing basis in all areas which the lawyer practices, including maintenance and improvement of knowledge and skills
- Maintain familiarity with the commission’s policies and procedures
If you are interested in working with Legal Aid Saskatchewan, please forward your cover letter, resume, transcript of marks and references to:
Legal Aid Saskatchewan – Head Office
502 - 201 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B8