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Juridical Officer Team Lead, Criminal Registry
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Criminal Registry, the role Juridical Officer Team Lead receives, reviews, processes and prepares required documents and maintains official records for court actions and proceedings; certifies documents; attends court sessions, maintains complete record of court proceedings, and provides support for proceedings. Also, as a senior member of the Criminal Section, the position acts as Team Lead within the Registry, responsible for the training, coaching and guidance of less-experienced Juridical Officers and Juridical Officer trainees. This position has no direct report.
The Officer holds statutory appointments as Deputy Clerk, and Administrative Justice of the Peace and is required to perform the duties and discharge the functions of these offices in accordance with the authorities as discussed under the law and judicially-established practices and procedures. Under the general direction and supervision of the Supervisor, Criminal Registry, you are required to determine whether legal documents presented by lawyers, government agencies and officials meet the requirements for filing, issuance and entry into the records of the Court, by referring to statutes, regulations, the Rules of Court, and judicial and practice directives.
The Juridical Officer Team Lead is an officer of the Nunavut Court of Justice and acts as aid to the judiciary and is required to perform legal administrative and clerical functions prior to, during, and following court proceedings including oaths administrations, the accurate marking of exhibits and the keeping of accurate minutes. Furthermore, the officer is required to issue documents and Orders which are results from Court proceedings. Moreover, prepares and has control of court files, documents and coordinates courtroom activities with the Sheriff, Jury Guard(s), members of the RCMP, Crown and Defense counsel and private contractors to ensure that court proceedings take place in an appropriate environment and are conducted in an organized fashion to facilitate the most efficient use of judicial resources. As part of your role as a Juridical Officer Team Lead in the Criminal Section, you travel with the circuit court to 24 remote communities throughout Nunavut.
In this exciting role, you are expected to have a sound working knowledge of the procedural requirements of pertinent Nunavut statutes, the Rules of Court and the Criminal Code of Canada and be knowledgeable about their use to answer inquiries from the legal professionals and the public-at-large, also to solve day to day practice and procedural problems in a timely manner. You must have a sound knowledge of the rules of courtroom procedure in criminal proceedings, and a basic knowledge of the rules of courtroom procedure in civil proceedings, and must be able to utilize electronic equipment quietly for lengthy periods of time, as long as
5-7 hours per day. This role must have an exceptional concentration and able to listen to the court proceedings and record them accurately and must have good oral communication, interpersonal skills and be able to prepare written, well-documented progress reports on request, must have the ability to solve problems and provide training and coaching to junior Juridical Officers in relation to Courtroom practices and procedures and expected to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the role of an Officer of the Nunavut Court of Justice at all times.