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Legal Researcher and Technician

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    Posted: 11/20/20
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    The Royal Canadian Mint is hiring a Legal Researcher and Technician who can thrive in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The Mint is looking for someone who takes initiative, is collaborative and results oriented. You will work directly with the Legal Services team and stakeholders to provide legal research services and legal technical services on various legal matters relevant to the Mint.  This position reports to the Senior Legal Counsel.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • conducting comprehensive legal research and standard analysis and preparing summaries and recommendations in relation thereto on a variety of legal issues;
    • assisting with the development, interpretation and application of proposed and actual legal texts, policies, practices, etc.;
    • providing technical assistance such as preparing memoranda, agreements, and various legal documents for legal counsels;
    • organizing sensitive and/or confidential documents, information and data for various complex cases, files and projects;
    • conducting activities that are of various complexity regarding various cases, files and projects, including the initial drafting of legal opinions;
    • supporting the legal counsels in the administration of cases, files and projects, including collaborating with lead counsel and planning and developing the administrative conduct of the same;
    • when responsible for own cases, files and projects, managing cases/files/projects that are not routine and where precedents are not easily available;
    • meeting and interacting with internal and external clients to discuss various cases, files and projects;
    • drafting and preparing legal documents for various complex cases, files and projects;
    • providing broad technical support to legal counsels on various legal procedures and processes;
    • maintaining files, including proper storage and retrieval of files and documents;
    • proofreading of legal documents for legal counsels;
    • provide regular and pertinent updates to the Senior Legal Counsel on the incumbent’s work;
    • drafting legal opinions and preparing advice and direction on portions of legislative texts relevant to the practice of the Legal Services section;
    • preparing legal comments and advice and exchanging information concerning documents, including legislative texts;
    • examining trends in specific area of expertise and new developments in the law to participate in the development of legal education and other training activities for departmental colleagues and clients;
    • planning and prioritizing technical services for assigned case load in light of departmental and client priorities and technical legal needs;
    • ensuring the timely, effective and appropriate delivery of research and technical services;
    • working with legal assistants, articling students, and students to ensure completion of tasks in a timely manner;
    • coordinating access to information requests for the Legal Services section;
    • reviewing and providing recommendations regarding the content of advertising and marketing materials;
    • assisting legal counsels with the management of the Mint’s patent portfolio;
    • assisting in the review and assessment of declarations of conflict of interest forms and the preparation of responses in relation thereto;
    • assisting and mentoring the admin personnel.



    • Post-secondary degree in legal or paralegal studies.
    • Minimum of three (3) years experience of related duties or similar responsibilities.
    • Requires knowledge of legal research tools and legal principles.
    • Requires basic knowledge of the theories, principles and methods of Canadian and international law with particular emphasis on the areas of law relevant to the Legal Services section.
    • Requires basic knowledge of the principles and practices of legal advisory, legislative and policy development services.
    • Requires basic knowledge of the legal, policy, program, and operational contexts of clients, other parties and government as a whole.
    • Maintains high level of confidentiality, good judgment and remains calm and composed in difficult situations.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Very good interpersonal skills, customer service skills and the ability to maintain good working relationships with new and established colleagues.
    • Ability to work as a team and adapt to various management styles.
    • Detailed oriented.
    • Strong sense of initiative and urgency with ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and prioritize workload.
    • Bilingual (French & English).



    The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. The Mint has developed significant and rigorous safety protocols to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

    At the Mint you will collaborate with a diverse group of people and be a part of an iconic Canadian organization. We pay competitive salary and offer a range of benefits that support employees and their families. The Mint supports its employees by focusing on their growth and development. Employees are required to complete a background check, facilitated by the Mint, prior to starting.

    The Mint is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value diversity and aim to provide an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding process to ensure that each candidate is treated respectfully.  Please feel free to self identify with one of the varieties of backgrounds (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) in your application.

    If you need accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know; we are committed to being an inclusive employer. 

    Ready to mint your career? Please forward your resume to We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
    We look forward to receiving your application.


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