The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) provides legal advice, risk management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice to over 140,000 eligible Canadian nurses across all Canadian provinces and territories. With the CNPS, you will enjoy a dynamic work environment, a collegial atmosphere and a rewarding career that provides opportunities for legal contributions at the leading edge of developments in the delivery of health care services in Canada.
SCOPE OF POSITION
The Law Clerk is an integral member of the legal team and assists CNPS legal counsel by performing a variety of support duties for the effective performance of legal functions and the effective delivery of legal services.
The CNPS legal services team provides legal advice and legal representation to nurses and nurse practitioners across Canada. As a Law Clerk, you will have the opportunity to leverage the analytical training and experience acquired in a legal environment to deliver products and services designed for nurses. With CNPS, you will enjoy a dynamic work environment and a rewarding career.
- Conducts research of case specific issues, processes, case law, and legislation in collaboration with the research team where necessary and accurately reports findings in well structured, coherent legal memoranda when required.
- Addresses questions from beneficiaries regarding the CNPS extent of assistance in accordance with the CNPS legal framework, Board limitations and guidelines, and internal policies and procedures.
- Under the direction of legal counsel, undertakes the assessment of a beneficiary’s eligibility for CNPS services, undertakes the relevant risk assessment and appropriately identifies risk management issues requiring further attention by legal counsel.
- Coordinates meetings of the Assistance Review Committee and prepares the necessary material in support of these meetings under the supervision of legal counsel.
- Keeps abreast of the applicable rules of civil procedures and regulatory frameworks in all Canadian jurisdictions and relevant deadlines in relation to legal proceedings and ensures the timely management of litigation files, in collaboration with the responsible legal counsel.
- Contributes to the effective management of litigation files through communications with beneficiaries and external counsel, and through proper management of original legal documents, under the direction of the responsible legal counsel.
- Acts as a Commissioner of affidavits of documents/oaths.
- Prepares accurate case summaries for use in presentations or legal arguments.
- Assists the legal administrative team with answering incoming telephone calls and emails, assigning incoming requests to CNPS lawyers and other staff.
- Performs other administrative functions as required.
- Completion of a post-secondary Law program. Undergraduate degree in Law is a strong asset.
- 5 years’ experience in legal support or a combination of experience and training.
- 3 years relevant research experience.
- Highly proficient in legal databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, and CanLII.
- Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook (advanced).
- Ability and willingness to commute/relocate to Ottawa.
- Professional proficiency in both English and French, written and oral.
- Experience working with health professionals.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Advanced legal research and analytical skills.
- Problem solving and sense of initiative.
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet tight deadlines.
- Enjoys working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
- Able to set priorities independently.
- Professional, discreet, and self-motivated.
WHY CHOOSE THE CNPS?
- Competitive total compensation package, including salary, comprehensive health & wellness benefits, and defined benefit pension plan.
- Rewarding work in a dynamic, hard-working, positive team environment.
- Vacation allowance and sick leave.
- Peer mentoring and leadership opportunities.
- Social committee events.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.
The CNPS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.