Legal Counsel Level 1
* The successful applicant can be located in either Abbotsford or Chilliwack.
* There are two permanent positions available.
* An eligibility list may be established for similar positions in either Abbotsford, or Chilliwack.
* This position is included in the Crown Counsel Association. Membership in the Association is mandatory and is not considered "excluded" although excluded from BCGEU membership.
The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly, and by striving to develop the most effective methods to administer justice in the Province. The BCPS prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statutes in the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The BCPS provides legal advice to government and police on criminal law matters, and develops policies and procedures on issues relating to the prosecution of criminal justice. The Assistant Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the administration of the Branch, which is divided into the Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions and five regions which are headed by a Regional Crown Counsel.
As Crown Counsel, you are responsible for the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statutes and regulations, and certain other federal statutes from inception to conclusion, as assigned. The decision to lay charges, which charges to lay, and the conduct of proceedings in court through to their conclusion are made by Crown Counsel in accordance with BCPS policies and the Crown Counsel Act. Crown Counsel are responsible for ensuring that witnesses, victims and families are dealt with in a considerate and courteous manner and that victims and their families are adequately prepared for court proceedings.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contactVeronica.Couture@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR eligible for call to the Bar within 90 days of the closing date of the competition.
Must have been called to the bar between the years 2014 and 2018. Lawyers with an excess of five years of call to the bar will not be considered.
Up to five years practical legal experience preferably in the practice of Criminal Law.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Some travel may be required.
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please include your Year of Call in your cover letter. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.