Solicitor (Job No. 42008)

Posting Date:
Nov 22, 2021
City of Edmonton
Area of Law:
Real Estate
Position Type:
Permanent Full-time
Dec 06, 2021
2 years


Are you a motivated lawyer with a keen interest in public sector law? Consider working in a dynamic, team environment within Legal Services. We value hard work and a strong work/life balance.

Reporting to the Legal Supervisor, Land Practice Group, here’s how you’ll make a difference to the City of Edmonton as a Solicitor with primary duties involving general legal advice, land acquisition, legal drafting and contracts: 

  • Appear before Council or Council Committee 
  • Provide sound legal advice and recommendations regarding various issues primarily including expropriation, real estate acquisitions, and environmental issues impacting the acquisition of real property
  • Research and apply the law in divergent factual situations 
  • Gather facts through discussions with clients and through documents 
  • Draft legal agreements, documents and opinions 
  • Draft reports to Council Committee and City Council
  • Take a proactive role in providing recommendations to avoid risk/liability
  • Additional duties as required


  • Membership with the Law Society of Alberta or the ability to attain membership with the Law Society of Alberta upon appointment 
  • 2 years practicing law post articles is preferred 
  • Experience in real estate law is an asset 
  • Experience in expropriation law is an asset 
  • Experience in environmental law is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with confidence under time constraints 
  • Good verbal, negotiating and written communication skills 
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment 
  • Strong legal research skills and computer literacy 
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact

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Up to 1 permanent, full-time position

Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week

Salary: $85,123 - $168,018 (Annually) 

Talent Acquisition Consultant:  AW/MZ


Contact Name Maria Zapanta

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