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Judicial Assistant
Judicial Assistant

Judicial Assistant

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,086–$5,023 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 45688

Ministry: Justice

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (12 months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: July 20, 2023

Classification: Legal Administration 2

About Us

The Court of King’s Bench is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing trials in civil and criminal matters and appeals from decisions of the Alberta Court of Justice.


Come join a talented group of professionals dedicated to the administration of justice.

The Court of King’s Bench is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing trials in civil and criminal matters and appeals from decisions of the Alberta Court of Justice. The Court of King’s Bench of Alberta is comprised of a Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice and numerous other puisne Justices. The Judicial Assistant provides a broad range of knowledge and extensive support to the Justices of the Court of King’s Bench by providing management of highly confidential and legal applications to governing liaisons and the public sector.

The Judicial Assistant performs executive, administrative, paralegal and related duties for assigned Justices of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta. The incumbent responds effectively to complex issues and takes appropriate action. These functions necessitate strong problem-solving and decision-making skills without the benefit of exact practices and procedures having been set out, often requiring the application of ethics and discretion in relation to disclosure of information. Sound judgement is needed in making decisions, applying policies, procedures and established practices. Where issues are not clearly defined, the employee draws on experience and/or implements innovative solutions appropriate to the situation.

The Judicial Assistant interacts with senior Court personnel as well as acting as a representative for assigned Justices in dealing with Court officials, external legal counsel and/or the public. The Judicial Assistant receives and handles confidential and sensitive information and demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Support is provided in a highly professional manner with a high degree of autonomy, diplomacy and confidentiality. Work is performed using strong organizational skills, unquestionable integrity, and a thorough knowledge of the paralegal discipline; excellent typing, shorthand and computer skills are essential.

This position holds key responsibility for the efficient operation of the Judicial Chambers in a professional, responsible and independent manner by providing a broad range of administrative support functions to the Judiciary. There are five areas of responsibility for this position; provide a broad range of administrative support functions to the Judiciary, Case Management, preparation of Judgments, scheduling matters for the Judiciary and partner with the trial coordinator to ensure smooth and efficient administration of Judicial assignments.

Secondary to reporting to the assigned Justice, the Judicial Assistant reports administratively to the immediate supervisor.

Competencies for these positions include: excellent communication and judgment, time management skills, attention to detail, punctuality, multi-tasking, ability to work independently and without supervision, conflict management, dependability, professionalism, diplomacy and a good working knowledge of law procedures and practices.

The successful candidates must act in a responsible and professional manner reflecting the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta.


Two-year diploma in legal administration (or a related field) and a minimum of one-year progressively responsible experience working as an Executive Assistant or Judicial/Legal Assistant. The ability to communicate in French fluently (orally and in writing) and court experience are assets.

Travel to other court offices may be required.

Candidates may be asked to do further testing.

Equivalencies: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:
Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,042.85 - $2,511.73 bi-weekly ($53,318.00 - $65,556.00/year)


We are hiring for a 12-months temporary position, located in Edmonton.

The hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday 8:15AM - 4:30PM, 36.25 hours a week.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

This position will require final candidates to undergo a security clearance.

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

Optional: Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Marie Paterson at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check