Legal Services
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Pierre Arcand

Our client, The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) is a supra-municipal organization with jurisdiction over the
territory of Québec located north of the 55th parallel. The Legal, Socio-Judicial and Municipal
Management Department of the KRG is currently seeking to recruit a candidate to work in the
capacity of legal counsel.

Features of this opportunity:

Working in the far north of Quebec means adopting a very different way of life.
Say goodbye to traffic, queues, weekends spent at the office.
Adopt a lifestyle that allows you to:
Make the most of life and enjoy the great outdoors;
Go hiking in unimaginable places;
Be at the office in 5 minutes on foot;
Discover a community sheltered from the race to overconsumption;
Take the time to get to know your neighbors and colleagues;

And many other advantages.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Legal, Socio-Judicial and Municipal
Management Department, the responsibilities of the Legal counsel includes, without being limited
to, the following:

• Assist and provide legal technical assistance to the 14 Northern villages in Nunavik;
• Draft legal documents such as calls for tenders, contracts, by-laws, resolutions and any other
documents for the Northern villages;
• Participate in the preparation of calls for tenders for the Northern villages and determine if
received tenders are compliant;
• Draft legal opinions on various legal topics as required by the Northern Villages;
• Provide legal assistance during municipal elections;
• Facilitate and coordinate capacity-building activities for the Northern villages;
• Follow up on litigation files involving the Northern villages;
• Assist with insurance claims for the Northern villages and participate in the renewal of their
insurance policies every year;
• Manage the Offence Management Bureau, on behalf of the Northern villages, process their
statements of offences and act as their attorney before the court;
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with the representatives of the Northern villages;
• Perform other related duties as requested.
• Member of the Barreau du Québec;
• Minimum of two (2) years of law practice, preferably in the municipal sector;
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational skills and initiative;
• Excellent problem solving, decision making, communication and analytical skills;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and French; knowledge of
Inuktitut is an asset;
• Ability to work under pressure and respect deadlines;
• Be willing and available to travel in Nunavik and outside the region;
• Past work experience in a cross-cultural environment, preferably with native communities, will be
considered as an asset;
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite as well as other relevant software