New job Legislative Counsel in Yukon

Legislative Counsel

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $120,628 - $161,355 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

Legislative Counsel – Legislative Counsel Office
Legal Services Branch
Department of Justice

This is for two permanent full-time positions

Salary will commensurate with education and experience:

LE01 - $89,989 to $138,051 per annum
LE02 - $111,275 to $148,840 per annum
LE03 - $120,628 to $161,355 per annum

The Department of Justice (DOJ) works to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

Legislative Counsel provide high quality legislative drafting services to the Government and advise Government on legislative proposals, the legislative process, statutory interpretation and related matters. They work collaboratively with officials across Government as members of legislative project teams. They also work collaboratively within the Legislative Counsel Office to refine best practices through the development, implementation and use of guides and quality assurance practices.

The principles that guide the Department of Justice (DOJ) are:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with First Nations in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and encourage innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.

Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.

Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.

Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.

Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the general public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

For more information about this position, please contact the Chief Legislative Counsel, Rebecca Veinott (867) 667-5776 or information about the recruitment process, please contact Shannon Poelman, Human Resources Consultant at (867) 667-8472 or

Essential Qualifications:
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Current member of the Law Society of Yukon or immediate eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Yukon
  • Experience in the practice of law – including significant experience drafting legal documents
  • Experience working collaboratively in a law environment
  • Experience analyzing legal issues and proposing solutions

Preference will be given to those with senior level experience however, those with a junior level of experience may be considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:
This position requires strong analytical, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, the ability to provide constructive feedback to colleagues and the ability to work under pressure to tight timelines. The ability to understand French would be an asset.

Preference will be given to lawyers having legislative drafting experience or closely-related experience.

Condition of Employment:
  • Active member in good standing of the Law Society of Yukon
Job Requirement:
  • Occasional travel in and out-of-territory is required
  • Evening and weekend work is sometimes required
Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
19 April 2021
Close Date
3 May 2021

Apply Now