Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment - Atlantic Region

Articling Student - LP-00

Department of Justice
Atlantic Regional Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Essential Qualifications

Completion of first year of a Bachelor of Law Degree program at a recognized university.

NOTE: At the time of appointment candidates must have a law degree from a Canadian university. Alternately, the candidate must have a law degree from a university outside of Canada, together with a Certificate of Qualification issued by the National Committee on Accreditation (Please note: Proof of law degree or Certificate of Qualification must be provided at time of appointment).

Good cumulative average in law school AND a combination of additional education, training or experience. For purposes of this process, “Good” is defined as a minimum cumulative average of B. (Note: for candidates with law degrees from a university outside Canada, proof of a Canadian equivalent "B" cumulative average must be provided at time of application).

General knowledge of the Department of Justice and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Ability to analyse, evaluate and research legal issues.

Excellent communication skills.

Effective Interpersonal Skills.




Attention to detail.

Official Language Proficiency

Various language requirements:

  • English Essential
  • Bilingual Imperative (English/French) (CCC/CCC).

Operational Requirements

Must be willing and able to travel.

Must be willing and able to work overtime, including after-hours and weekends.

Organizational Needs

The Department of Justice is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Conditions of Employment

Secret security clearance.

All conditions of employment must be met and maintained by candidates throughout their tenure in the position.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

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