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 since 2022! The Law Society of BC offers work/life balance, a collegial atmosphere, and an excellent benefits package, including: extended health benefits, a dental plan and more.

The Law Society of BC is seeking a permanent, full-time, Legal Assistant in our Discipline department. The Legal Assistant, Discipline is responsible for providing litigation support to one or more Discipline Counsel. The position requires an understanding of the Law Society Rules governing the citation hearing process as well as the Court of Appeal rules relevant to appeals of discipline decisions.

The duties of the position include:        

  • Providing litigation support to discipline counsel, on citation and teamed investigation files.
  • Providing administrative support to counsel on non-discipline file related work such as policy work, projects and presentations.
  • Scheduling meetings and witness interviews, arranging witness travel and accommodation, ordering transcripts, managing hearing and BF calendars, conducting online searches and similar tasks.
  • Organizing and maintaining discipline hearing files and organizing and photocopying documentation on citation and teamed investigation files.
  • Word processing and transcription of letters, memos to file and legal documents, including court documents, and generating court pleadings.
  • Compiling of hearing materials, including affidavits, agreed statements of fact, notices to admit, books of documents, professional conduct records and books of authority.
  • Supporting and assisting paralegals in the preparation of disclosure and other tasks, including collecting, photocopying and organizing disclosure documents and preparing document indices.
  • Proofreading and formatting written materials.
  • Preparing accounting and cost-tracking documents, including bills of costs and cheque requisitions and processing witness expenses.
  • Ordering discipline department related office supplies.
  • Such other duties as the Director may require.

Qualifications

  • Legal administrative training and a minimum of three years of office experience in a litigation setting. 
  • Excellent word processing skills (advanced Microsoft Word training). 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Adobe Acrobat preferred. 
  • Ability to work co-operatively in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and tight deadlines, and to effectively prioritize work. 
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is required. 
  • Familiarity with Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Rules and Forms.

The salary range for this position is $64,713 to $70,340.

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. 

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Legal Assistant, Discipline” The closing date for this competition is February 16, 2024. 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.

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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