Closing Date: March 14, 2023 at 4:30 PM
We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Full-Time | 1-Year Term | Fredericton | On-Campus
Standard Work Hours:
Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week
Additional Working Conditions & Notes:
$41,093.00 - $51,365.00 per annum
UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.
- Promote the services of the UNB Legal Clinic through various advertising strategies.
- Conduct research, build relationships, and establish partnerships with external bodies, including community organizations, government agencies, and public institutions like municipalities and healthcare providers.
- Design and implement engaging strategic outreach activities to promote the clinic and its services.
- In collaboration with the Supervising Lawyer will travel throughout the province to engage with communities and potential partners to create and maintain relationships and to build new opportunities.
- Responsible for market research which includes researching potential partners, making contact, understanding their needs and how they align with the clinic.
- Build partnerships and act as a liaison between the UNB Legal Clinic and key stakeholders throughout the province who will serve as a source of referrals for the UNB Legal Clinic.
- Maintain and provide statistical and other data as required by the Supervising Lawyer and the Faculty of Law.
- Create and maintain a database of potential partners throughout the province including community organizations who will provide in-kind support in the form of space for client meetings, prospective client referrals and volunteer recruitment.
- Arrange speaking and other events for the Supervising Lawyer and law students and book travel.
- Prepare and transmit correspondence as instructed by the Supervising lawyer.
- Manage client files using established office protocols for opening, closing, and archiving computer files and hard copies.
- Check for conflicts of interest between clients and the UNB Legal Clinic.
- Keep the client database updated with information such as limitation periods and court/hearing dates.
- Ensure client intake procedures are complete.
- Keep a roster of students to which files are assigned and maintain a filing system.
- Schedule intake and follow-up appointments for clients.
- Copy all client-provided materials and return originals to clients.
- Facilitate and refer walk-in inquiries to Supervising Lawyer and students.
- Stock public legal education materials for clients and re-order when stock is down.
- Keep statistics on phone calls received and client attendance and tabulate monthly.
- Participate in all administrative functions designed for the due administration of the Legal Clinic.
- Answer, screen and transmit calls and messages during the Legal Clinic hours of operation.
- Order office supplies for the Legal Clinic.
- Pick up mail, stamp with date and distribute to Supervising Lawyer.
WHAT YOU BRING:
- Post-secondary education in administration, justice, criminology, or a related field.
- 3 years' experience working in general law office administration, legal clinic, or similar office environment.
- Strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. French would be an asset.
- Understanding the importance of client confidentiality and solicitor-client privilege.
- Ability to work with diverse communities, with clients having a wide range of personal and socio-economic circumstances and be familiar with cultural competence and trauma-informed practices.
- Possess a current Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Ability to work with Law Students in a teaching environment.
- Ability to prioritize workload.
- Proficient in Microsoft 365 and Teams.
- Law office computer programs are considered an asset.
WHO WE ARE:
This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.
UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION