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The NSSC Clerkship Program

NOTE: THE SUPREME COURT WAS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR ITS CLERKSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2014/15

NOTE: The Court of Appeal also has a Clerkship Program << click here >>

Place of Work: The Law Courts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
Period of Employment: One year commencing August 1st
 
Salary and Benefits:
1.

for a candidate who is admitted as a member of the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada $59,382.33 per annum for 2014-2015

2. for a law graduate not yet admitted as a member of the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada $33,978.75 per annum for 2014-2015
3. Except as provided by agreement or by the Labour Standards Code of Nova Scotia or other applicable legislation, law clerks are not entitled to any benefits and does not come within the Civil Service Act or other legislation relating to persons in the public service.
4. Holidays – 15 days per annum
   
Law Clerk Duties:
To provide legal assistance to the Court on a variety of legal subjects, including:
~ preparation of research memoranda
~ review of files, both pre and post hearing, and preliminary briefing on points of
law
~ assisting the Chambers judge and reviewing files preparatory to Chambers
sessions, including research as may be required by the Chambers judge
~ participating in office meetings and discussions with the justices, both individually and in groups, as determined by the justices
~ involvement in the organization and coordination of special study projects on
certain points of law
~ assisting in the preparation of materials for judges’ seminars and related issues
To provide administrative assistance to the Court, including:
~ managing the database of court decisions, on a relief basis
~ supervising work of part-time student clerks
~ back up to manager of publications in release of decisions
 
Qualifications:
  All applicants must have graduated from a recognized law school of Canada. Preference will be given to candidates who are admitted as members of the Bar of a Province or Territory of Canada.
  However, all interested graduates are encouraged to apply.
 
Candidates must forward:
(a) curriculum vitae
(b) official transcript of marks in law school
(c) original letters of references from three people
 
Ability to read and work in French is not essential but is considered an asset
 
Articling:
  If a candidate for a Law Clerk position is not already admitted as a member of the Bar of a Province or Territory of Canada, the clerkship may count for a portion of the candidate’s articling requirements, depending on the Province or Territory in which he or she wishes to be called.
For more information on articling requirements, the candidate should contact the law society of the Province or Territory in which he or she intends to be called.
 
Deadline for Applications:
  Persons who are interested in applying for the position should submit their application to the address below.
Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  NOTE: THE SUPREME COURT WAS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR ITS CLERKSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2014/15
   
For more information, contact:
 

Dawn Lewis, Judicial Assistant
Nova Scotia Supreme Court
The Law Courts
1815 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1S7

Main Switchboard:
(902) 424-4900

Direct Line:
(902) 424-2305

E-mail: lewisdm@gov.ns.ca