Working with other members of the Regulatory Management team, the Manager, Discipline ensures fair, consistent, thorough and transparent regulatory processes.
Based in Vancouver and reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Manager, Discipline is responsible for the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Discipline Department within the requirements of the Legal Profession Act and Law Society Rules. The Manager provides leadership and direction to the department to ensure high quality representation at disciplinary hearings, Bencher reviews, interim proceedings and BC Court of Appeal proceedings.
A practising member of the Law Society of BC, or eligible for membership, the ideal candidate will bring a successful track record of litigation and administrative law experience. He or she has experience managing a department or personnel, and experience with budget management. Regulatory experience is a strong asset.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Ken Werker, Kathryn Young or Amrit Rai in the Vancouver office of Odgers Berndtson at 604.685.0261, or submit your resume and related information online at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11584.
Staff Lawyer, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement
Our Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement department is seeking a lawyer who will be responsible for the effective investigation, analysis, and assessment of complaints about lawyers and articled students.
Staff Lawyers, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement are responsible for evaluating complaints involving disciplinary or competency issues and, where appropriate, referring these to the appropriate committee of Benchers with recommendations as to the suitable sanction or action required. The position involves working with Law Society Discipline Counsel and other staff in a team setting.
The nature of the work requires frequent contact with the public and lawyers and the ability to efficiently and effectively investigate, obtain evidence and evaluate complaints to opine whether the conduct warrants further action by the Law Society. A comprehensive understanding of the Law Society Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia is required.
The position requires that the Staff Lawyer, Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement efficiently manage an assigned file load involving a broad spectrum of legal issues, including:
- Reviewing and analyzing complaints
- 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 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.
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 Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement job classification and the salary range for this position would be $98,336.39 to $109,905.38.
To apply, please email email@example.com. The closing date for this competition is May 18, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.