Legal Counsel

  • BC Public Service
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 11, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 3

Under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, this position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

On behalf of the Attorney General, lawyers in the Legal Services Branch discharge the duties and functions assigned to the Attorney General under the Attorney General Act. As civil litigation Legal Counsel, you provide advice and appear, where necessary, in court and before administrative tribunals representing the Crown, and are expected to negotiate and recommend settlements where appropriate. Your work involves matters of a confidential and sensitive nature and you have a broad range of professional skills that enable you to give advice at any time in an area of law outside of the dimensions of your assigned legal responsibilities.

If you would like to provide your legal expertise in a role where you can truly make a difference, we encourage you to apply.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position-related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
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 in good standing or eligible for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia.
  • 12 or more years of call.
  • Experience in the conduct of civil litigation at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience advising government.

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.

Enhanced security screening will be required.

Proviso: Travel is a requirement for this position.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please indicate 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.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire.

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