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September 14, 2012

Location: Fredericton
Family Law Workshops Coordinator (Bilingual)
Salary Range: $37,000 to $44,000 depending on skills and experience (This is a one year contract position)

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization with a mandate to educate the public about the law.  We are seeking a bilingual “family law workshop coordinator” to assist in the implementation of project called “Navigating the Family Justice System”.  The successful candidate will assist with the implementation and promotion/advertising of family law workshops across the province.  The workshops address the law information needs of individuals handling their family law matters such as an uncontested divorce or child support variation.

The coordinator will be required to:

  • Ensure on-going communication with courts and community-based stakeholders regarding the delivery of workshops to self-represented family law litigants;
  • Assist with training sessions for legal presenters using different technologies such as webinars;
  • Oversee the smooth operation and advertising of scheduled workshops;
  • Act as a resource person to the project and the various stakeholders including preparing binders and support materials for the lawyers delivering the workshops;
  • Synthesize information and prepare minutes of meetings, reports to funders, overviews of evaluation data and so on.
  • Travel to various venues to monitoring implementation of workshops 

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of family law issues, how the courts work, court rules and procedures, and family law forms. We are looking for a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and who is able to organize and coordinate diverse tasks and communicate effectively.  Preference will be given to applicants with a law degree and 1-3 years experience in the area of family law.  Other related education and background experience may be considered.  The successful candidate must be fluently bilingual in both official languages.

Please forward your resume to the attention of Deborah Doherty at pleisnb@web.ca by September 28, 2012.  Please include "Family Law Workshop Coordinator" in the subject of your email.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

For more information on this project, check our website www.familylawnb.ca. For more information about Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick visit our main website at www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca


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