Law Practitioner

Law Practitioner (LP)

Law Practitioner (LP) Group Definition

Pursuant to paragraph 11.1(1)(b) of the Financial Administration Act, the Treasury Board of Canada hereby provides notice that the definition of the Law Group, effective , as published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on , is amended and replaced by the following definition that shall apply to the Law Management (LC) Group effective .

The Law Practitioner Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of a comprehensive knowledge of the law and its practice to the performance of legal functions.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the provision of legal advice and legal services;
  2. the drafting of legislation, including regulations and Orders In Council;
  3. the conduct of litigation and prosecution;
  4. the provision of legal policy work and law reform work in the areas of responsibility of the Minister of Justice; and
  5. the provision of legal research and legal editing services.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Law Practitioner Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

Also excluded are positions that require the interpretation of regulations, the drafting of contracts, leases or other legal documents, or the conduct of studies in which a comprehensive knowledge of law is desirable but not mandatory.

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