The Law Society of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada
Apr 30, 2021Full time
Come join our team! If you are looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, with an organization that values diversity, equity and a shared sense of purpose, look no further. The Law Society of BC offers work/life balance, a collegial atmosphere, and an excellent benefits package, including: extended health benefits, a dental plan, a generous health care spending account, matching RRSP contributions, and more. In anticipation of the retirement of a longstanding Law Society employee, the Law Society is looking for a new Tribunal Counsel. Reporting to the Designated Head of the Law Society Tribunal, the Tribunal Counsel is responsible for the Law Society adjudication programs as well as for the management of the Hearing Administrator and other Tribunal staff. Responsibilities of the Tribunal Counsel include: Administration of the hearing registry; assisting in selection and assignment of adjudicators, including managing a recruitment project and supporting a small committee for that purpose biennially. Organizing and participating in the formal training of panelists, including new Benchers: Curriculum development. Attending and teaching some courses. Contracting with other instructors. Organizing logistics and materials. Advising panels, review boards, Benchers and Tribunal staff on procedural and legal issues as required. Ensuring appropriate procedures are followed in the appointment of panels and review boards including conflicts checks. Reviewing and editing all written decisions and summaries, commenting and advising as appropriate with respect to legal issues. Reviewing summaries for publication and obtaining approval of panel and review board chairs. Ensuring accessible, current and accurate information is communicated to the public and the profession through the Tribunal portion of the Law Society website and to Tribunal adjudicators through the secure portal. Supervision of the Hearing Administrator and other Tribunal staff. Participating in policy and rule development. Preparing budget materials for Tribunal Counsel, Tribunal Costs and monitoring expenditures. Qualifications The ideal candidate is a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC (or eligible for membership) with a minimum of 10 years of experience working within or before tribunals and/or regulators, and/or legal practice with substantial concentration in administrative law. As well the ideal candidate will have: In-depth knowledge and understanding of administrative law. Superior plain language writing skills and excellent interpersonal, advocacy and communication skills. Knowledge of best practices and approaches with respect to administrative tribunals. Some teaching experience would be an asset. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject “Tribunal Counsel”. The closing date for this competition is May 31, 2021. 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, with the option of part-time remote work during the pandemic.