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Judicial Assistant

Faculty of Arts - N/A

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: June 05, 2014

Closing Date: June 15, 2014

Union affiliation: NU (Grant)

Job Reports To: Legal Counsel

Salary (Grade: NC3)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Assists the legal counsel in overseeing projects funded by different sections of the Language Rights Support Program: exploratory studies, non-traditional dispute resolution mechanisms, litigation and impact studies. Assists the legal counsel with training of students under the latterís supervision.

Essential Qualifications

College paralegal diploma or equivalent training

Knowledge of SAGE accounting software

Knowledge of administrative law and procedural fairness

Experience in a legal office (an asset)

Flexibility, organizational and planning skills, reliability and resourcefulness

Drive and willingness to take on a challenge

Initiative and independence

Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and set priorities

Attention to detail and to ethical obligations in the field of law

Ability to handle confidential legal documents

Licence as paralegal recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

Other competencies:

Bilingualism ó French and English (spoken and written)


Contract until March 31, 2017, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Donít forget to add them to your resume.

We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration.

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