Supreme Court Accepting Applications for 2024/25 Clerkship

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The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for the 2024/25 clerkship. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. AST on Friday, May 3, 2024.  

The primary duty of the law clerk is to provide legal assistance to the Supreme Court judges on a variety of legal subjects. Other duties include:

- Conducting detailed research and preparing memoranda of law, as requested by the judges;

- Reviewing files, both before and after hearings, and preparing preliminary briefings on points of law;

- Assisting the Chambers judge and reviewing files in preparation for Chambers sessions, including any research that may be required by the Chambers judge;

- Participating in office meetings and discussions with the judges, both individually and in groups, as determined by the judges;

- Assisting with the organization and coordination of special study projects on certain points of law; and 

- Assisting in the preparation of materials for judges’ seminars and related issues.

Applicants must mail or hand-deliver a hard copy (on paper) of their official sealed transcript of marks from law school. The Court also requires copies (paper or electronic) of your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a cover letter, and three signed letters of reference from three different individuals.

If submitting the reference letters electronically by email, the letters must be signed, in PDF format, and submitted by the person providing the reference, not the applicant. Alternatively, the applicant can mail or hand-deliver hard copies (on paper) of the original signed letters of reference.

For more information, or to submit your application, please contact:

Christy MacKay, Judicial Research Officer
Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary
The Law Courts
1815 Upper Water Street 
Halifax, NS B3J 1S7  

Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on the clerkship program, click here