Two law clerk positions are annually available with the Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan. One clerk is assigned to Saskatoon and the other to Regina. Both work with all justices of the Court.
The law clerks research points of law and prepare legal briefs under the direction of the Chief Justice and justices of the Court. Clerks may also carry out special study projects in designated areas of the law. Law clerks have the opportunity to review materials filed in support of ex parte and chamber applications and attend applications and trials. Clerks may also assist in the review of the practice and procedure employed by the Court and the operation of the Rules of Court.
Law clerks with the Court of Queen's Bench assist in organizing, conducting and preparing materials for seminars for justices and judicial staff and have an opportunity to observe pre-trial conferences and debrief with the justice. Students must maintain strict confidence respecting all private and confidential matters arising during the term of articles with the Court.
Period of Employment
June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Place of Work
Saskatoon postition - The Court House, 520 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK
Regina position - The Court House, 2425 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK
- Introduction to practice before the Courts involving a broad spectrum of the law
- Introduction to criminal and civil jury trials, chambers practice, judicial reviews, Family Law Division practice, various facets of commercial law practice
- Practical experience during the 12-month employment term: one month with either the Legal Aid office or Crown prosecutors' office and one month with a private law firm
- Fully computerized office with access to various legal databases (including Quicklaw)
- Salary: $3,946.00 per month, and 6% holiday pay in lieu of annual holidays
- 12 scheduled days off (SDOs) during the period of employment, which can be used at any time during the year, subject to approval
- Hours of work, leave of absence, etc. are governed by public service regulations that apply to term employees
- Reimbursement pursuant to government policy for travel and accommodation authorized by the Chief Justice
- Reimbursement of Law Society application fee for articles of clerkship ($100) and of Canadian Bar Association membership fee ($72)
- Time off with pay during attendance at the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) Bar Admission Program (Saskatchewan)
- Payment of CPLED program fees ($2,450 for registration plus $225 for written materials)
- Payment of a $300 allowance for legal education and participation in Law Society, Canadian Bar Association and Continuing Legal Education events approved by the Chief Justice
- Flexible benefit of more than $700 to offset fees associated with fitness activities or counselling, financial advice or payment of student loans
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2017, and include:
- A curriculum vitae
- Official transcript of all post-secondary marks
- Three reference letters and contact information
Applications and requests for more information should be sent to:
The Honourable Madam Justice G.V. Goebel
520 Spadina Crescent East
Tel: (306) 933-5156
Offer of Employment
Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate successfully undergoing a criminal records check and graduating from a recognized College of Law before June 1, 2018.