Careers 

Communications Coordinator

Our Communications department is seeking a Communications Coordinator. This position is responsible for the efficient and effective administration and coordination of Law Society events, internal and external website postings, researching, editing and writing communications materials, video production, graphic design and photo editing. In addition, this position supports the Knowledge Management function as required.

The duties of this position include:

  • organizing and supporting the Law Society’s annual awards and volunteer recognition program;
  • planning and organizing the logistics of Law Society events, meetings and functions, both internal and external to the organization, including commemorative luncheons and dinners, the Bench & Bar dinner and the QC reception;
  • creating, maintaining and interpreting accurate and effective timelines, budgets, surveys and records for such Law Society events, meetings and functions;
  • writing letters, briefing notes, speaking notes, website content, meeting notes and other communications materials;
  • updating internal and external website with content, photographs and graphic design elements;
  • coordinating and supporting video productions and the knowledge management project;
  • coordinating internal communications projects;
  • supporting the daily media monitoring process; and
  • such other duties as the Director may require

Qualifications

A degree in communications as well as at least three years of communications experience, preferably in a professional regulatory environment. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, graphic design and photo imaging software. Demonstrated knowledge of CP style. Team player with strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to multitask. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to personnel@lsbc.org. The closing date for this competition is March 13, 2015. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Intake Officer

Our Intake and Early Resolution Department is seeking an Intake Officer. This position is part of a team responsible for the intake and handling of all telephone, written and walk-in public enquiries as well as for the intake, review and substantiation of all telephone and written complaints. The Intake Officer is also responsible for the assessment of some complaints.

Duties include:

  • Handling of public enquiries, including communicating the role of the Law Society, the complaints process and alternative sources of assistance and information, involving substantial phone contact with the public.
  • Acknowledging receipt of complaints; opening, classifying, prioritizing and preparing them for assignment to staff (in consultation with the Manager, Intake and Early Resolution).
  • Assessing new complaints to identify professional conduct and/or competency issues, requesting and obtaining substantiation through further information when necessary, resolving by telephone as appropriate, liaising with other departments as required, and advising complainants and members on the complaints process and on the progress and outcome of complaints.
  • Such other duties as the Manager, Intake and Early Resolution may require.

Qualifications

The Intake Officer works independently and under the general supervision of the Manager, Intake and Early Resolution. The Intake Officer must have a thorough understanding of the Law Society Rules, Legal Profession Act, Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia and the CBA Code of Professional Conduct.

The successful candidate will also:

  • be graduate of a paralegal program plus a minimum of three to five years in a law office or other law-related work;
  • have conflict resolution and crisis intervention training or equivalent experience; and
  • have excellent communication, interpersonal, judgment, and analytical skills.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to personnel@lsbc.org. The closing date for this competition is March 8, 2015.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Professional Legal Training Course Instructor

12-week contract - 2015 Summer Session - KAMLOOPS

The Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) department is seeking a contract Instructor for the PLTC summer session to be held at the Thompson River University Campus in Kamloops from mid May to early August. This full-time short-term (12 week) contract position requires an individual with excellent teaching skills, current practice experience and relevant teaching experience. The Instructor will deliver first class legal education to articled students, assisting them to learn skills, practice and procedure that, along with their articles, will bridge the gap between the academic study of law and the realities of practice and prepare them for call and admission to the bar.

The Instructor will also be required to attend three or four 1 to 3 day training sessions in Vancouver during the months of March and April and attend in Vancouver for oral skills assessment and exam marking during the summer session.

The duties of this position include:

  • Full responsibility for the onsite administration of the program and instruction of the PLTC curriculum to a class of students.
  • Providing additional individual instruction to students who are encountering problems during or the course.
  • Regular communication with the Vancouver PLTC office.
  • Providing detailed feedback on student skills and evaluating entry-level competence for licensing purposes.
  • Such other duties as the Deputy Director may require.

Qualifications

  • practicing membership in the Law Society of BC or eligibility for membership
  • minimum of five years of recent general practice experience
  • teaching experience, preferably on legal topics
  • knowledge and experience of lawyering skills, and the practice and procedure in a variety of core general practice areas, ethics and practice management
  • ability to lead and mentor students, and handle administrative aspects of the course

Teaching at PLTC requires patience and skill, superior writing, excellent interpersonal and communication abilities, attention to detail and current knowledge of law and procedure.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to personnel@lsbc.org. The closing date for this competition is March 6, 2015. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Articling Student

The Law Society is seeking an articled student.

Description of responsibilities

Depending on the assigned department and project, responsibilities will include some or all of the following:

  • conducting legal, policy and general research on a wide variety of issues and preparing legal memoranda;
  • attending hearings and committee meetings and assisting with the preparation of materials for the meetings;
  • assisting with the preparation of pleadings, affidavits, and other court documents;
  • organizing legal materials;
  • participating in special Law Society projects;
  • representing the Law Society in uncontested court applications; and
  • dealing directly with clients and other counsel.

Knowledge and skills

We are seeking a highly motivated law student who will have completed 3rd year and demonstrates:

  • strong academic achievement;
  • well-developed analytical skills both quantitative and qualitative;
  • excellent organizational and problem solving skills, as well as attention to detail;
  • highly effective written and oral communication skills;
  • multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize workload; and
  • good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Quick law.

Please note that there will be no opportunity for the successful candidate to be hired back as a staff lawyer at the Law Society.

Position type

2015-2016 Articles

Practice areas 

Administrative Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
General Corporate
General Litigation
Other/Non-traditional
Real Estate
Will, Estates & Trust

Desired class levels

3rd year JD
Alumni

How to apply

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, undergraduate transcripts, and law school transcripts, to personnel@lsbc.org. The closing date for this competition is March 15, 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.