Crown Counsel (2 Positions)

Crown Counsel (2 Positions)

LF1-3 Crown Law


Manitoba Justice

Legal Services Branch, Crown Law

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39725

Salary(s):   LF1-3 $80,191.00 – $158,529.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 19, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

To be considered for this competition, candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with their resume, cover letter, and a sample of their writing to the Public Service Commission by email ( ), quoting #39725 and position title in the subject line. If you are having difficulty opening the link, you may have to use a different browser. You may also contact Human Resource Services (contact information under “Apply to”) to request a copy of the Application Screening Form. Resumes may be used in addition to the Applicant Form for screening purposes.

Click here to access the Application Form.

Legal Services Branch (LSB) functions as the law firm to the Government of Manitoba.  It provides a full range of high quality legal services to all government departments and agencies, boards, commissions, committees and corporations which do not have their own legal counsel resulting in an interesting and varied work experience. Crown Counsel at LSB are members of the Manitoba Association of Crown Attorneys and compensation is commensurate with experience as set out in the collective agreement. LSB offers a positive work environment and supports work arrangements to help employees balance career and family. Continuous learning, development and training are supported and encouraged. 
We are currently seeking two experienced, highly skilled lawyers to join our team in the Constitutional Law Section of the branch. Candidates must provide a sample of their writing with their application and may be asked to complete a written exercise as well. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION may be assessed through your application and throughout the staffing process. Therefore, communication needs to be grammatically correct, with appropriate vocabulary and minimal errors in punctuation and spelling. As a result, please use complete sentences.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Membership in good standing, or be eligible for membership with the Law Society of Manitoba
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Satisfactory Child Abuse and Adult Abuse Registry Checks
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Screening – Level 4
  • A valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D) degree with demonstrated experience and proficiency practising law (criminal or non-criminal) in a common law jurisdiction
  • Experience practicing constitutional law, including the ability to present cases in both trial and appellate courts
  • Ability to research and analyze complex issues of law and public policy
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to recognize and assess legal implications in proposed and existing programs and initiatives and to identify related business and policy ramifications
  • Ability to provide legal advice on complex, time-sensitive and high-profile issues
  • Experience interpreting, explaining and providing legal advice regarding legislation, regulations and policies
  • Experience in developing strategy
  • Superior written communication skills including reviewing and drafting legal opinions and briefs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong positive working relationships, including with clients and co-workers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to work in a high pressure and time sensitive environment to meet conflicting deadlines
  • Superior verbal communication skills with the ability to speak in a clear and concise manner, as well as deliver presentations
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and constructively in a team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage stress effectively while working in a high volume legal practice
  • Experience and proficiency with legal research software, such as Canlii, Westlaw and Quicklaw
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word and Outlook) or equivalent applications


  • Prosecutions or Criminal Law experience
  • Proficiency in French


The Constitutional Law Section consists of a team of specialized counsel providing litigation and legal advisory services to the Government of Manitoba on behalf of the Attorney General in respect of constitutional issues. This includes matters arising under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Aboriginal and Treaty rights, division of powers under the Constitution Act, 1867, and other constitutional questions. Responsibilities will include providing expert advice on constitutional issues and conducting complex constitutional litigation in both civil and criminal cases before all levels of court and tribunals.


Apply to:

Advertisement # 39725

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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