JSS Barristers prides itself on its collegial work environment, competitive compensation packages and its ability to provide its employees with a challenging and rewarding career.

JSS Barristers values its employees’ unique perspectives, and is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Lawyers

JSS Barristers is not actively seeking lawyers at this time, however we are always interested in hearing from outstanding candidates. Please email your resume and law school transcripts to careers@jssbarristers.ca.

As a civil litigation boutique, advocacy is our business. JSS Barristers' lawyers have extensive experience as trial advocates and have appeared at all levels of the Courts of Alberta and Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

The firm also provides advocacy services before regulatory bodies such as the Alberta Securities Commission, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Law Society of Alberta. Additionally, alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediations and arbitrations form an integral part of the practice at JSS Barristers.


Management

There are currently no management opportunities at JSS Barristers at this time.


Office Services

JSS Barristers is not actively seeking support staff at this time, however we are always interested in hearing from outstanding candidates.


Legal Assistants / Paralegals

JSS Barristers is looking for a legal assistant to join our team. Our ideal candidate is a team player with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic who is able to keep pace in our busy office. The successful candidate will have a proven track record working independently and as part of a group. They will be flexible, resourceful, and able to manage deadlines and shifting priorities. Our legal assistants report directly to the office manager and may take direction from two or more lawyers, as well as provide support for other assistants.

We are looking for someone who will take ownership of projects, which means excellent time management and communication skills. They will be responsible for drafting correspondence and legal documents using firm approved precedents or from dictation, handwritten or other notes. File maintenance is a critical component of the role, which may include daily filing, file organization, opening files, closing files, keeping client file lists, and maintaining tracking systems for limitations, follow-up dates and general file activity.

They will be responsible for handling incoming and outgoing mail, answering client telephone calls and inquiries, as well as general administrative duties including time entry and bill preparation.

Candidates should have at least 2 years of related experience, as well as a diploma or certificate from a recognized legal assistant program. NetDocs, PC Law and ACL experience will be considered an asset. 

Resumes can be submitted to Debbie Davis (davisd@jssbarristers.ca).


Summer Students

JSS Barristers is currently not planning to hire Summer Students for the summer of 2022.


Articling Students

JSS Barristers is accepting applications for articling positions for the 2022/2023 articling year. We are looking for applicants with strong academic credentials, attention to detail, a solid work ethic and commitment to excellence to join our team.

Articling students at JSS Barristers will support our lawyers in various stages of litigation, under supervision. The articling students at JSS Barristers are assigned to a principal lawyer who will provide guidance and mentoring, as well as appropriate feedback to promote professional development. Students are also encouraged to make the most of their opportunity at the firm and to work with other partners and associates.

While there are no formal rotations, if a student desires to do so, JSS Barristers is open to coordinating with other businesses and organizations to provide the most comprehensive experience possible. In the past, we have found additional opportunities for students to gain experience in other areas of law such as criminal law, family law and corporate-commercial work.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Completion of a law degree program or equivalent accreditation;
  • Good academic performance in law school;
  • Demonstrated experience in legal research and analysis;
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate complex legal matters verbally and in writing.

Your application package should include a cover letter, a resume and copies of your official transcripts (law school and undergraduate).

Please submit all applications to careers@jssbarristers.ca

We appreciate your interest in JSS Barristers and encourage you to regularly check our website for any additional career positions that become available.