Staff Lawyer, Professional Conduct - 14 month term

  • The Law Society of British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Feb 16, 2018
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Job Description

Our Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement group (“IME”) is seeking a full-time Staff Lawyer on a 14 month term, from approximately April 2018 – June 2019.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a collaborative and collegial team of professionals committed to upholding the Law Society’s mandate to protect the public interest.

Staff Lawyers in IME must efficiently manage a file load involving a broad spectrum of conduct issues, such as accounting rule breaches, misrepresentations to clients, breaches of undertakings and conflicts of interest. Staff Lawyers have frequent contact with lawyers and the public and their work involves a significant amount of legal writing.

The Staff Lawyers in IME are responsible for:

  • Conducting thorough, efficient, and timely investigations by gathering and assessing evidence, independently and as part of a team;
  • Conducting interviews of complainants, lawyers, and others as needed;
  • Exercising judgment in assessing complaints to determine whether to close them at the staff level or refer them to the Discipline or the Practice Standards Committee;
  • Preparing clear, concise and well analyzed opinions for the Discipline Committee’s consideration and presenting those opinions; and
  • Other duties as the Manager, IME may require.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, candidates must possession the following qualifications:

  • Practicing membership with the Law Society of BC, or eligibility for membership;
  • Minimum 5 years of recent practice experience;
  • Superior investigatory, interviewing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent legal writing skills;
  • Ability to handle complex, diverse files in a timely manner; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team.

The terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Law Society of BC and the Professional Employees Association apply to this position.

This position is within the Professional Conduct job classification and the salary range for this position would be $108,989.65 to $113,263.76.

To apply, please complete the form below or email your cover letter and resume to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Staff Lawyer, Professional Conduct (14 month term).” The closing date for this competition is February 19, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.

845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Area(s)

professional conduct law

Experience

5+ years