Legal Counsel

  • Fraser Health
  • Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 05, 2021
Full time General Counsel Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Solicitor

Job Description

We are seeking an energetic and resourceful lawyer to join our team in Legal Services at Fraser Health as Legal Counsel.

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, partnership and resourcefulness of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

If you are looking to utilize your technical skills, information systems knowledge and also proven abilities as a leader, this is a role for you!

Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 30,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, we serve more than 1.8 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.

Fraser Health has twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide variety of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, these varied communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an outstanding quality of life.

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, you will provide a range of legal services to clients with the goal of minimizing risk and financial exposure in respect of Fraser Health’s operations.

  • Provide in-house legal support and consultation on processes, policies, contracts, litigation and dispute resolution and operational issues.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Legal Counsel, provide timely and well-reasoned expert legal opinion and strategic advice to senior leadership on general and complex legal matters.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to be a team player
  • A strong and influential communicator who displays personal integrity
  • Accountability and a focus on client service.
  • In excess of 5 years’ in-house or private practice experience primarily in corporate law or health law,

Other contributing factors to your success and given serious consideration will be experience in commercial litigation, administrative law, real property law, intellectual property law, information technology law and freedom of information and privacy law.

We are looking for you to have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a Degree in Law (LL.B or J.D.)
  • A license to practice law in British Columbia, as well as current membership in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Do you take ownership for your own performance and seek to model integrity, resilience and confidence? You are passionate about building an engaging environment that supports and challenges others to achieve their goals!

We encourage you to take the next step and apply online, so we can continue the conversation about you joining Fraser Health.