Litigation Lawyer

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Feb 23, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Litigator

Job Description

WorkSafeBC’s Law & Policy division is seeking a litigation lawyer with at least seven years’ call (but are open to candidates with more years) for the position of Litigation counsel.

Consider joining a motivated team of lawyers who value hard work but prioritize a healthy lifestyle with a strong focus on work-life balance.  WorkSafeBC’s Law & Policy division is a full service legal department that includes both solicitor and litigation practice areas, as well as privacy lawyers and policy lawyers.  We are embracing the recent change in the way people live and work, including working at home part of the week.  We are proud to work for an organization with a mandate to improve the health and safety of workplaces across the province.

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What you'll do

You will be involved in a variety of  legal matters, based on client needs. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a confidential advisor to WorkSafeBC management, represent WorkSafeBC in court, focusing on litigation and Claims litigation matters.
  • Being responsive to and working collaboratively with clients to provide  solutions to complex legal matters
  • Working with client groups to continuously improve service delivery
  • Participating as a member of the management team in policy development and business planning activities. Providing input into policy development and planning, implementing changes and initiatives.
  • Keeping your professional skills sharp in order to provide high quality and timely legal services
  • Getting to know WorkSafeBC as an organization as a whole, understanding what we do and what our goals are

Is this a good fit for you?

Is this a good fit for you?

 

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and delivering litigation services
  • Has excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, with well- developed public relations
  • Constantly strives to grow and develop as a lawyer, and takes pride in producing a quality legal product
  • Takes an outcome-oriented and problem-solving approach with clients and team members to resolve an issue
  • Can interact with management, peers, and clients in a confident, professional and objective manner
  • Can work in our Richmond office location, in addition to working remotely

 

Your experience and educational background:

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia.
  • At least seven years’ experience (private practice or a combination of private practice and in-house) practicing in Litigation and administrative law within the last 10 years.
  • Experience attending trial with strong presentation and public speaking abilities.

 

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply

Visit WorkSafeBC Careers to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.