Clerkship Program at Nunavut Court of Justice
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Executive Legal Officer, Office of the Chief Justice, the Law Clerk position will provide extraordinary working and learning experiences to recent law school graduates. The Law Clerk will assist all of the resident Judges, Justices of the Peace, and Deputy Judges, as well as the Executive Legal Officer in the Office of the Chief Justice. The position supports the Judiciary in the administration of justice in the territory, thus improving access to the justice in Nunavut. Additionally, the position assists with the administration of the Access to Court Records policy at the Nunavut Court of Justice.
The successful candidate will have at a minimum a J.D. (Juris Doctor) or LL.B. (Legum Baccalaureus) from an accredited Canadian law school or its equivalent prior to commencing the position. The incumbent must have experience conducting legal research, preparing memoranda, legal writing, and analysis. Performing substantive and grammatical editing is also required. It is of primary importance for this position to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Experience in criminal law working in a court setting or a legal environment will be considered assets.
Candidates are asked to submit the following material with their applications (total attachment should be smaller than 4 Mb):
- A cover letter.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary studies, including transcript of law school.
- A legal writing sample (no more than 5 pages).
- Letters of reference (at least two (2) from members of law school faculty who could comment on your legal research, writing and analytical skills).
Unless negotiated separately, the position does not count towards your province’s articling requirements. For more information regarding articling in Nunavut contact the Nunavut Law Society.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit
Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.