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Clerkship Positions

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Clerkship Positions

Court of King’s Bench

Each year the Court of King’s Bench of Saskatchewan selects four law students to participate in its 12-month clerkship program. Two law clerks are based in Regina, and two in Saskatoon. Clerks have the opportunity to work with all the judges of the Court.

Working as a law clerk is one of the most interesting articling positions available to law school graduates. Clerkships provide a window into the functioning of the courts. Unless you are appointed to the bench, it is unlikely you will ever have another opportunity to so closely examine the judiciary and the judicial process.

Our law clerks research points of law and prepare legal briefs under the direction of the Chief Justice and the Justices of the Court. In addition, our clerks have the unique opportunity to move beyond research and become immersed in the workings of the Court by observing chambers applications, pre-trial conferences, criminal, civil and family trials.

By attending the hearing of chambers applications and appeals, clerks have the opportunity to witness first-hand the advocacy skills of leading members of the bar. Informal discussions with judges following such presentations afford the law clerk a judge’s perspective on courtroom advocacy.

Period of Employment

June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024

Place of Work

Saskatoon positions

Court House
520 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK

Regina positions

Court House
2425 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK

Professional Benefits

  • Introduction to practice before the Courts involving a broad spectrum of the law
  • Introduction to criminal and civil trials, as well as jury trials, chambers practice, judicial reviews, Family Law Division practice, and various other facets of the law
  • The opportunity to develop excellent analytical, research, and legal writing skills with the guidance of judicial mentorship, enhanced by the insights gained from the clerkship experience
  • The Law Society of Saskatchewan requires that clerks serve for a period of two months outside the Court to a qualified principal. Typically, one month is spent at a private law firm and the other at another type of organization, such as the Ministry of Justice or the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission. This gives law clerks the opportunity to see and experience different work environments during the course of their articling year.
  • Fully computerized office with access to various legal information services, including Quicklaw and Westlaw

 

Financial Benefits

  • Salary $4,296 per month
  • Full pay during attendance at the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education [CPLED] Bar Admission Program (Saskatchewan)
  • 12 scheduled days off during the period of employment, which can be used at any time during the year, subject to approval
  • 1.25 sick leave days per month (includes leave for family and bereavement purposes)
  • Flexible benefit of more than $800 to offset fees associated with fitness activities, counselling, financial advice, or payment of student loans
  • Public Employees Extended Health Care Plan
  • Dental plan
  • Public Employees Pension Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Plan
  • Payment of all CPLED program fees, reference materials and travel (mileage and hotel) expenses
  • Payment of Law Society fees which includes:
    – Articles of Clerkship fee
    – Student-at-Law fee
    – Admission as a Lawyer fee
  • Reimbursement of Criminal Record Check fee

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., April 23, 2022, and include:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. Official transcript of all post-secondary marks
  3. Three reference letters and contact information

Applications and requests for more information should be sent to:

The Honourable Madam Justice H.D. MacMillan-Brown
Court House
520 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 3G7

Saskatoon: 306-933-5156
Regina: 306- 787-0010
Email

Offer of Employment

Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate successfully undergoing a criminal record check and graduating from a recognized College of Law before June 1, 2023.

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