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The Association of Justice Counsel

The Association of Justice Counsel
The AJC is the exclusive bargaining agent for approximately 2,600 lawyers employed by the government of Canada ("Federal Crown Counsel"), who work for the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), the Public Prosecution Service of Canada ("PPSC"), and provide in-house legal services to various federal agencies, tribunals and courts across the country.

Federal Crown Counsel fulfill a number of crucial roles for the government of Canada and the Canadian public, including:

  • Prosecuting criminal offences under federal statutes, and Criminal Code offences in the North and by provincial delegation;
  • Drafting policy and legislation;
  • Litigating on behalf of Canada in complex areas, including:
    • First Nations land claims;
    • Health regulation;
    • Immigration;
    • Extradition;
    • Veterans´ affairs;
    • Customs and revenue;
    • Commission inquiries; and
    • National security certificates; and
  • Defending Canada against claims that total as much as $1.2 trillion at any given time.

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