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.

We are proud to say that we’ve been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers 2022 and 2023! 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, and more.

The Law Society of BC is seeking a permanent, part-time (0.5 FTE), Clerk in our Custodianships department. The Custodianship Clerk is responsible for: the organization and timely processing of the files of legal practices subject to custodianship orders; meticulously recording client and transactional information from each file as required by the Records Tracking System; and, occasionally providing backup to the Custodianship Data Supervisor in responding to requests for locating and requesting custodial files from storage.

The duties of the position include:              

  • Copying files and preparing documentation necessary for release of files.
  • Sorting and identifying active and completed client files, accounting files and administrative files in order to determine the appropriate retention period, as guided by the Records Tracking System (“RTS”).
  • Occasionally attending at a lawyers’ offices to assist the Custodianships team in taking possession of practice material.
  • Processing legal and administrative files for long-term storage in RTS; assisting the custodian in locating files throughout the course of the custodianship and after discharge.
  • Sorting, separating, and entering files into RTS where retention periods have expired and as ephemera (collateral to client and law office records) for immediate destruction on approval of custodian.
  • Reconstruct files that have been improperly maintained by filing all loose material, opening new folders where necessary and accurately identifying all related material in order to ensure effective retrieval from storage in the event the file is requested by the custodian, LSBC staff, members, former clients and/or their solicitor.
  • Assisting on special projects such as preparation and updating of spreadsheets for the management of distribution of documents to clients.
  • Such other duties as the manager may require.


  • Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program and 1-2 years of law office experience.
  • Experience and knowledge in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; well-developed time management and analytical skills; and must be able to work in a team environment.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject “Clerk, Custodianships.” The closing date for this competition is September 18, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All Law Society employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless approved for an accommodation.

This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.

845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6B 4Z9

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The information on this web page is collected under authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSBC 1996, c. 165, s. 26(c). The information will be used to process your application for employment at the Law Society. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, contact the Human Resources Manager, Law Society of British Columbia, 8th Floor, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4Z9, Tel. (604) 669-2533.