Careers

Manager, Executive Support

Are you looking for an organization where work-life balance, respect for diversity and a real sense of purpose are more than just talk? Join the Law Society of British Columbia. Our staff, volunteers and Benchers all have a common mission: regulating the legal profession in the public interest.

To help us fulfill that mission, we are looking for an individual to lead our Executive Support department. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the orderly and effective management of our board (known as Benchers) and Executive Committee processes, for coordinating policy consideration and decisions by the Executive Committee and Benchers and for the efficient organization of events, general meetings and activities supporting Law Society governance. You will provide information and logistical support to the President, the Executive Committee and the Benchers, supervise the Executive Support administrators and provide assistance to the CEO as required.

You will be expected to exercise considerable autonomy, judgment and diplomacy in accomplishing the work of the position and you will operate under the general oversight of the Chief Information and Planning Officer.

The duties of this position include:

  • supervising the organization and coordination of events, meetings and activities supporting Law Society governance, including annual general meetings, Bencher retreats, Bencher elections, referenda and new Bencher orientation;
  • developing agendas (including confidential information regarding labour relations and other sensitive matters for in camera consideration) and preparing minutes for meetings of the Benchers and the Executive Committee;
  • acting as liaison between the Benchers and staff on matters relating to Benchers’ support and assistance;
  • providing guidance to Law Society members, Benchers and staff on compliance with legislation and regulations governing Bencher elections, referenda and meetings, including the annual general meeting;
  • managing the governance and administration of Law Society appointments of directors and governors to external bodies;
  • fulfilling such other duties as the Chief Information and Planning Officer may require.

Qualifications:

  • a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar position with a non-profit or regulatory organization;
  • experience with organization of events and managing board processes;
  • excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • superior writing ability;
  • familiarity with legal language and process;
  • legal experience an asset but not required.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to personnel@lsbc.org. The closing date for this competition is November 9, 2014. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Staff Lawyer, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement

Our Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement department is seeking to fill a staff lawyer position. The Staff Lawyer is responsible for the effective investigation, analysis and assessment of complaints about lawyers and articled students. 

The Staff Lawyer, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement is responsible for evaluating complaints involving disciplinary or competency issues and, where appropriate, referring these to a Law Society committee with recommendations for action. This position involves working with Law Society Discipline Counsel and other staff in a team setting.

The Staff Lawyer, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement is expected to efficiently manage an assigned file load involving a broad spectrum of legal issues, including: 

  • reviewing and analyzing complaints, many of which involve financial issues
  • identifying relevant issues and conducting thorough, efficient, timely and focused investigations by gathering and assessing all necessary evidence, in some cases independently and in others as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • conducting interviews of complainants, lawyers, and others, as may be required
  • exercising discretion to close complaints or refer them to the Discipline or Practice Standards Committee
  • preparing clear, thorough and concise opinions for consideration by the Discipline Committee
  • other duties as the Manager, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement may require

The work requires frequent contact with the public and lawyers and it also involves a significant amount of legal writing. A comprehensive understanding of the Legal Profession Act, Law Society Rules and Code of Professional Conduct for BC is required.

Applicants must be members of the Law Society of BC or eligible for membership. A minimum of five years of recent practice experience is required. Must have superior investigatory, interviewing, writing and analytical skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to handle a complex, diverse caseload in a timely fashion and work in stressful situations. Regulatory experience is a definite asset.

The terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Law Society of BC and the Professional Employees Association apply to this position.

This position is within the Professional Conduct job classification and the starting salary range for this position would be $102,805.78 to $114,900.58.

To apply, please email your covering letter and resume to personnel@lsbc.org. The closing date for this competition is November 16, 2014. The commencement date for this position is January of 2015. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


For more information, contact Human Resources.



Working at the Law Society

Law Society staff, volunteers and Benchers (our board of governors) are committed to one common goal: protecting the public interest in the administration of justice by setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct for lawyers.

We are an organization that values diversity, equity and a shared sense of purpose. Our annual employee survey consistently reveals that the Law Society ranks much higher than other organizations in employee engagement, making us a very desirable place to work.

We seek high-performing individuals who enjoy challenging, and interesting work, a supportive team environment and a healthy work/life balance.