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 we are 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 temporary, full-time Credentials Officer for a 15-month term. The Credentials Department is responsible for ensuring that standards are met for admission to the BC bar.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team and their responsibilities include:

  • Providing advice to applicants for admission and members returning to the practice of law.
  • Independently drafting correspondence to applicants where issues of good character, repute and fitness arise, deciding what further information will be required and responding to and providing advice to applicants.
  • Authorizing and conducting investigations into applications and deciding when to approve applications or refer to the Director or directly to Credentials Committee.
  • Deciding whether members are, or have been, engaged in the practice of law and/or whether substantive law and practice skills are current and approving or referring to the Director or directly to Credentials Committee.
  • Independently preparing memoranda to the Credentials Committee including summarizing history of applicants and issues to be resolved.
  • Recording minutes of Credentials Committee meetings, advising applicants of the Committee’s decisions, reasons, and consequences/options.
  • Acting as an administrator of unclaimed trust money.
  • Independently reviewing proposals to the Innovation Sandbox initiative.
  • Working with the Director on development of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Providing advice, guidance and training to Registration & Licensee Services Department staff.
  • Identifying and recognizing intra and inter-departmental policy issues that arise.
  • Conducting research, obtaining information from other jurisdictions, and other duties as the Director, Credentials & Licensing may require.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a recognized paralegal program and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, with preference for experience in a regulatory environment, administrative law, or a mix of relevant education and experience.
  • Excellent time management, analytical and writing skills. 
  • Professional judgment and sound communication skills, including effective interviewing techniques. 
  • Ability to act independently and demonstrate sound initiative. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and electronic investigative search techniques.
  • Experience with cultural sensitivity and trauma-informed practices would be an asset.

The salary range for this position is $81,963 to $89,090.

The Law Society of BC is dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to contribute to the future of our organization. In accordance with the Law Society of B.C.’s commitment to reconciliation, we seek to create a culturally safe space and to continue further improving relationships with Indigenous peoples. 

We are looking for staff members who not only excel in their respective areas but are also passionate about their work and each other. If this resonates with you, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Credentials Officer.” The closing date for this competition is December 1, 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.

The Law Society of BC supports hybrid work schedules. This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC with some opportunity to work from home during the week pending department needs.

845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 4Z9

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Contact the HR department at personnel@lsbc.org if you do not receive an email confirming that the Law Society has received your application.

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