#36088 - Crown Attorney

Posting Date:
Mar 20, 2020
Company/Firm:
Manitoba Justice
Area of Law:
Criminal
Position Type:
Full-time, Term
Deadline:
Apr 20, 2020
Location:
Winnipeg
Experience:
Litigation experience in the practice of criminal law including experience reviewing files for bail and disposition

Description

Duties:

As a Crown Attorney, you will provide prosecutorial service regarding matters arising under the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial statutes, in the provincial and superior courts. Other duties involve giving legal opinions, reviewing police reports and instructing police with respect to charges and investigations. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in community and other legal education in the areas of criminal law and procedures on behalf of Manitoba Prosecution Service.

Duties include conducting an early review of custody files. The hours are anticipated to be from 4 pm-11 pm weeknights, alternating with a 12 hour (11.25 plus lunch) shift on weekends which may include some regular days to complete the workweek. The weekend work includes meeting with a Legal Aid Duty Counsel prior to the Bail Court docket on Saturday and Sunday to discuss potential release plans or resolutions. This will include matters that have been adjourned from Friday without appearing on a bail docket.

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

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Contact Name Lisa Freedman

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