Public Legal Education Lawyer & Editor
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
Edmonton, AB

At CPLEA we provide understandable information to Albertans about the laws that affect their lives. We do it through print publications, websites, on the phone, in-person and through our electronic magazine - LawNow. We are looking for a full-time Public Legal Education Lawyer to join our team in Edmonton. This is a temporary (approximately one year) position with a strong possibility of becoming permanent at the end of the term.

What you will be doing:

  • You will help plan, write and edit plain language public legal education resources and you will work on a variety of other CPLEA projects. You will provide legal review of resources produced by other members of the CPLEA team. CPLEA’s resources include web pages, tip sheets, booklets, infographics, videos, presentations and on-line magazine articles. (To access our twelve websites and many publications, go to cplea.ca.For examples of the exciting special project work we do, see www.cplea.ca/projects);
  • Beginning in July, part of your role will be to act as interim Editor of CPLEA’s popular electronic publication – LawNow (see lawnow.org).
  • You will plan and deliver public legal education presentations and workshops;
  • You will conduct both traditional legal research and help with research assessing community needs for public legal information and education resources;

The qualifications, skills, abilities and interests you have:

  • You have a law degree (LLB or JD) and are eligible to be a full member of the Law Society of Alberta;
  • You have at least two years’ relevant experience;
  • You are a very strong writer;
  • You are proficient with Word, Excel and Outlook and can use WordPress (or are not afraid to learn!);
  • You are a “people person” with strong interpersonal and networking skills. You will be able to work collaboratively with CPLEA staff, volunteers, partners and advisors from the community;
  • You are interested in helping people find access to justice;
  • You have a valid driver’s license and access to a dependable, insured vehicle;

The following skills or experience would be assets (but are not all expected):

  • Experience writing and editing plain language educational materials;
  • A good understanding of family law;
  • Experience coordinating programs or projects;
  • Experience in the non-profit sector, especially in a public interest law environment;
  • Experience working with an organization which serves vulnerable people;

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Licence:

  • Drivers License (Class 5) (Required)