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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer
Office of the Attorney General 
Justice and Public Safety
Permanent Positions 
OPEN - Various Locations

Who we are
The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is dedicated to the rule of law, the promotion of the public interest, and the impartial administration of justice and works to improve the safety, security and resiliency of communities and citizens.

The mandate of the Office of the Attorney General is to promote the impartial administration of justice    and ensure the protection of the public interest in New Brunswick on behalf of the Crown. The Office includes the Public Prosecution Services Branch.

The Public Prosecution Services of the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, is seeking individuals to join the Crown Prosecutors Office as a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer in various locations throughout the province.  Please state your location preference.  People interested in more than one location, must indicate their preference in their cover letter.

Saint John

What you will do
As a member of the Public Prosecutions team, the successful candidate will handle criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions in all levels of Court for offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Control Drugs and Substance Act, Cannabis Act and Provincial Statutes.  The work involves, but is not limited to, providing advice to law enforcement on investigations, advising on the laying of criminal and quasi-criminal charges, pre-trial preparation including interviewing witnesses and researching points of law and appearing before Provincial Court, the Court of King's Bench and the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick.

Work environment

  • Monday-Friday, 36.25 hours per week
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment

Who you are
Crowns are part of a dynamic team and a system where the primary goal is to provide a safe and secure community. As a team player, you will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to make good decisions under pressure and quickly. You will have strong negotiations and problem-solving skills.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Behavioural Competencies:
The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Impact and Influence
  • Self-Control and Stamina

Need to have
Law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick.


  • Up to 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and some criminal trial or litigation experience in court.

Senior Lawyer

  • Minimum of 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar
  • Extensive criminal trial or litigation experience in court is required

Candidates with less than 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar will be considered as a Lawyer. Candidates with 8 years or more will be considered as a Senior Lawyer. Please state your date of admission to a Canadian Law Society.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history clearance and security clearance check

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required for some positions while others require written and spoken competence in English only.  Please state your language capability.

Candidates must demonstrate on their applications how they have acquired the education and experience for this position. Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Operational Requirements
The following operational requirements are also required:

  • Travel
  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • The incumbent's main responsibilities will be in a specific Regional Office; however, he/she will be covering courts in New Brunswick as required from time to time

Nice to Have

  • Criminal Prosecutions Experience
  • Experience at Provincial Court, Court of King's Bench and at Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

$57,954 ¿$144,378 Annually

What can GNB offer you?

  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.  
  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.  

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply
We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or 
by email at of indicating competition number R78-2022-23-0643.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
Human Resources Branch
Marysville Place ¿ 20 McGloin Street, 3rd floor
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
(506) 453-2719

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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