Justice of the Peace

Posting Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Various Locations, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Justice of the Peace 

Job Requisition ID: 26498

Ministry: Justice

Location: Various locations, including current vacancies in Edmonton and Medicine Hat

Full or Part-Time: Full and Part Time 

Hours of Work: Shift work is required 

Regular/Temporary: Term appointment

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable

Classification: Justice of the Peace 



The Provincial Court of Alberta and Alberta Justice and Solicitor General welcome the interest of qualified lawyers who wish to be considered for appointment as a full-time or part-time Justice of the Peace.  Applications are being sought for various locations across the province on an on-going basis. Immediate vacancies are available in Edmonton and Medicine Hat.


Applicants must be a Canadian citizen and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta, with a minimum of five years of related experience at the Bar. To be considered eligible, applicants must go through a screening process and be recommended for appointment by the Judicial Council.


Applicants will be considered on the basis of criteria such as integrity, professional excellence, community and social awareness, cultural sensitivity, and personal suitability. Appointments are for a ten-year term. 


Restrictions on Other Employment


Successful full-time applicants, unless otherwise authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, will not be able to practice law. Successful part-time applicants will not be able to practice criminal law or family law, appear as counsel on any matters in the Provincial Court of Alberta, represent any client in any proceeding involving the Government of Alberta or the Government of Canada, or represent the Government of Alberta or the Government of Canada in any proceeding. 





Shift work is a requirement of these positions. Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. This competition will be used to fill current and future vacancies. Applicants for these positions will be asked to undergo a security screening.

How To Apply


The application form is available on the Provincial Court of Alberta’s website:



Completed applications must be mailed or emailed to:

                                Carole Yarrow, Judicial Selection and Appointments Coordinator

                                Strategy, Support and Integrated Initiatives Division

                                Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

                                8th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building

                                10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB  T5J 3W7

                                Telephone:  780-422-9625

                                E-mail:  carole.yarrow@gov.ab.ca      



Closing Statement


We thank all applicants for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Carole Yarrow, Judicial Selection and Appointments Coordinator at 780-422-9625 or carole.yarrow@gov.ab.ca