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August 18, 2014

Family Law Information Officer (Bilingual)

Location: Fredericton
Salary Range: $38,000 to 42,000 per annum

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization with a mandate to educate the public about the law and promote access to the legal system. We are seeking a bilingual “information officer” to operate our toll-free “family law information line”.

The officer will be responsible for answering and/or returning calls and emails from around the province in order to provide general information and resources to the public about legal issues related to separation and divorce, including procedural assistance with child support variation and support enforcement. The officer will be expected to provide general information about New Brunswick’s family justice system, court processes, and completing family law forms. When necessary, the officer will clarify information found in our self-help guides. As well, the officer will also be responsible for explaining options and alternatives to going to court, referring individuals to the “For the Sake of the Children” information sessions, and explaining how to find a lawyer. From time to time, the officer will assist in the research and development of new family law resources and materials.

We are looking for an individual with a thorough knowledge of family law issues, how the courts work, court rules, and court procedures and family law forms. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to deal effectively with the public. Preference will be given to applicants with a law degree and 1-3 years experience in the area of family law. Although practice insurance is not required, if you are a member of a Law Society, you must be in good standing. Other related education and background experience may be considered. The successful candidate must be bilingual and have the ability to communicate plainly and effectively in both languages.

Please forward your resume to the attention of Deborah Doherty at info@familylawnb.ca by August 29th, 2014. Please include "Family Law Information Officer" 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 about Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick please visit our websites: www.familylawnb.ca and www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca.