PLEASE NOTE: An online application form will be available on this website as of December 10, 2012. Applications for the 2014-2015 term will only be accepted through the online application form. Specific information on all aspects of the application will be provided within the online application.
Applications are invited for the position of law clerk to a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court. Forty-five (45) positions are available: twelve (12) with the Federal Court of Appeal and thirty-three (33) with the Federal Court. Applications will automatically be considered for both Courts unless indicated otherwise.
PLACE OF WORK
Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario.
PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT
Maximum one (1) year - commencing Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary for 2013-2014 is $59,755 per annum. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.
Under the direction of the Judges to whom they have been assigned, law clerks research points of law, prepare legal memoranda and generally assist the Judges. At the Federal Court, law clerks also assist the Prothonotaries.
(1) Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or equivalent completed before August 5 2014. If you went to school outside of Canada, please visit the following site: www.cicic.ca;
(2) Varying language requirements:
Proficiency in one of Canada’s official language is mandatory. Proficiency in the other official language is required for certain positions only.
(3) Other qualifications will be assessed. For more details, please review the other qualifications and conditions of employment document.
WHO CAN APPLY
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Please note that preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are asked to use the on-line application form which will be available as of December 10th, 2012:
The candidates must submit their application with the following documentation by January 25th, 2013.
1) a curriculum vitae (specify citizenship);
(2) official transcripts of law school marks and copies of transcripts for all other post-secondary studies;
VISITS AND INTERVIEWS
(3) three (3) letters of reference;
(4) a letter explaining why the position is being sought; and
(5) one (1) sample of legal writing which the candidates have written themselves. You could provide a second (2) sample if you wish.
Judges of the Courts may visit the law schools to promote the law clerk program in the Fall of 2012. Interviews will take place between February and April 2013.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
For further inquiries regarding Federal Court of Appeal clerkships, please contact: Ms. Marie-Claire Perrault at (613) 995-4549 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further inquiries regarding Federal Court clerkships, please contact: Mr. Marc D. Reinhardt at (613) 995-4547 or by e-mail at email@example.com
You are also welcome to visit the following Websites: Federal Court of Appeal at www.fca-caf.gc.ca, Federal Court at www.fct-cf.gc.ca or Courts Administration Service at www.cas-satj.gc.ca.
Certain law societies recognize the service of the law clerks as fulfilling all or part of their articling requirements. Candidates should verify this with the law society of the jurisdiction in which they will seek admission to practice.
A pool of qualified candidates may be established as a result of this selection process.
Our preference is to communicate with candidates by e-mail. Therefore, you must include in your application a valid e-mail address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing (including interview), you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.