Associate Lawyer - The Municipal Group of Companies

Bedford , Nova Scotia

The Municipal Group of Companies is comprised of more than 30 operating companies in the civil construction, waste management, mining, transportation, and courier industries with operations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and outside Canada. We are seeking an Associate Lawyer with 1-3 years’ experience to join our Legal Team. The successful candidate will provide a range of legal services and support to the other members of the Legal Team and will report to the General Counsel.

Primary Duties:

  • Reviewing, drafting, and assisting with the negotiation of commercial agreements.
  • Assisting with the preparation of bids, tenders and other time-sensitive submissions.
  • Conducting research on litigation, regulatory and business issues.
  • Identifying and summarizing legal and business issues.
  • Attending hearings.
  • Taking part in process improvement initiatives, policy development and other projects.
  • Providing day-to-day support to individual business units and other departments including Operations, Finance, Human Resources, and IT.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • A law degree, plus 1-3 years of legal experience.
  • The ability to collaborate with other members of the Legal Team and deliver high quality work product on sometimes short timelines.
  • The ability to collaborate with other professionals and to digest technical materials.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and sound judgment.
  • Experience or interest in construction, environmental, technology, transportation or adjacent areas is an asset.

The Legal Team is hard-working and enjoys the challenges every day brings, while maintaining a good work-life balance. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered with this position. This position is based at our head office in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

Application Process:

Completed applications should be submitted to:
Lesley Murphy
Via Email:  lmurphy@municipalgroup.ca
Please reference “Associate Lawyer” in the subject line.


We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit an expression of interest in working with the Municipal Group.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.