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.

Our Intake & Early Resolution Group is seeking a permanent, full-time Staff Lawyer. Intake & Early Resolution is responsible for the intake and handling of conduct inquiries, the substantiation of new complaints and the investigation and assessment of complaints.   

The role of the Staff Lawyer, Intake & Early Resolution is to conduct effective and timely investigations and, where appropriate, to resolve complaints against lawyers and articled students.  The Staff Lawyer is responsible for evaluating whether the complaints involve disciplinary or competency issues and, where appropriate, referring the complaints to the Discipline Committee, with recommendations as to the appropriate disciplinary response, or to the Practice Standards Committee. The Staff Lawyer is expected to manage an assigned file load involving a broad spectrum of issues.         

The duties of this position include:

  • Reviewing and analyzing complaints
  • Gathering and assessing all necessary information during the investigation of a complaint
  • Resolving complaints through informal mediation and/or by providing recommendations and resources to the parties to a complaint
  • Exercising discretion to close a complaints file or send it to the Discipline Committee or the Practice Standards Committee
  • Preparing opinions of fact and law for consideration by the Discipline Committee
  • Working with and coordinating investigations carried out by other departments within the Law Society
  • Such other duties as the Director, Intake, Early Resolution & Practice Standards may require.

The nature of the work requires frequent contact with the public and lawyers as well as the ability to efficiently and effectively evaluate information and evidence. It also requires a comprehensive understanding of the Law Society Rules, the Legal Profession Act, and the Code of Professional Conduct for BC.


  • Practising membership in the Law Society of BC or eligibility for membership.
  • A minimum of five years of recent practice experience. 
  • Superior writing and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Mediation training is an asset.

The terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Law Society and Professional Employees Association apply to this position.

This position is within the Professional Conduct job classification and the salary range for this position would be $128,892.08 to $156,187.30.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject “Staff Lawyer, IER”. The closing date for this competition is September 21, 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.

845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6B 4Z9

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