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Judicial Assistant
Judicial Assistant

Judicial Assistant

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,147–$5,099 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 47445

Ministry: Justice

Location: Edmonton

Part time or full time work: Which one is better?

Working hours per week: 3.75 hours a week. What is the average?

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing date: 2023-09-14.

Classification: Legal Administration 2

About Us

The Ministry of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General helps ensure that all Albertans can live in safe and resilient communities while having access to a fair and innovative justice system. Working alongside its partners in law enforcement, family justice, health, the judiciary, criminal justice system and other stakeholders, the ministry has a direct or shared responsibility in all elements of the justice system in Alberta. Follow the link to see what else we have to offer:


Do you have experience providing executive and legal assistant support within a challenging and dynamic work environment? Do you want to work with the highest court in Alberta, assisting Court of Appeal Justices in rendering judgments that will impact Albertans? If so, the Alberta Court of Appeal has an exciting opportunity to provide executive and legal support to Appellate Justices in Edmonton.

As a Judical Assistant, working in a team environment, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive administrative and legal support to one or more Justices of the Court of Appeal, including but not limited to:

  • Managing your schedule and managing your appointments.
  • documenting and processing financial expenses.
  • Writing, formatting, and proofreading judgments including research and verification of case and statute citations to ensure accuracy of the finished product prior to filing.
  • Finding and preparing for correspondence of a highly complex and confidential nature.
  • preparing material for court hearings.
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information is difficult.
  • Establishing and maintaining hard-copy, electronic filing systems, including organizing and classifying records.
  • handling incoming telephone inquiries and mail.
  • Coordinating travel arrangements is often of a complex nature.
  • coordinating meetings and conferences, which includes organizing and assembling all required documents.
  • Performing backup duties for other Judical Assistants.
  • performing other related administrative tasks as requested

The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong communication and problem-solving skills and will be highly motivated and creative in managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.

To succeed in this role, you must exercise a high level of professionalism, flexibility, and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will also possess strong leadership skills and have a well-developed ability to work independently. Having excellent knowledge of the court system, court procedures and relevant legislation will allow you to identify and deal quickly with complex technical problems as they arise.

The competencies for this position include:

  • excellent communication and judgment
  • time management skills
  • attention to detail
  • punctuality
  • ability to multi-task
  • How can I work independently without supervision?
  • conflict management skills
  • dependability
  • professionalism
  • diplomacy


All applicants must include a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. In your cover letter, please give us a brief overview of why you are suitable for this role. Your grammar and punctuation will be assessed.

A two-year diploma in a related field (e.g., Legal Assistant, Legal Administration, and Paralegal) supplemented with five years progressively responsible related experience working as a legal assistant or an executive assistant in a legal environment would be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of one year of education for one year of related legal experience or one year of legal experience for one year of related education.

A Legal Assistant diploma and a minimum of five years’ experience as a Legal Assistant or Executive Assistant in a legal environment is preferred.

Experience working in the court system will be considered an asset.

Proficiency in Microsoft 365 programs is required.

Selected candidates will be asked to complete typing and grammar tests (at least 50 WPM is required.) Request details.

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:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
  • Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,073.50 - $2,549.41 biweekly ($54,118 to 66,539-year)


This is a permanent, full-time position working 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).

What are some of the best information about GoA? What is it offering to prospective employees?

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service?
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) - details?
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • What is a positive workplace culture? What are the examples of this?
  • Opportunity to participate in the GoA Hybrid Work arrangements for qualified candidates

The final applicants will be asked to undergo security screenings.

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.