In-House Legal Counsel (Mining)

In-House Legal Counsel (Mining) | 2-4 years | Vancouver, BC

We’re working with a major mining company who is a global leader in their space, currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join their high-performing Vancouver-based legal team.

You will provide support on a variety of corporate and commercial matters and gain exposure to governance, compliance, and regulatory work. You will also participate in the supervision of the legal matters of the company’s subsidiaries, and play an integral role in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and commercial contracting. The successful candidate will have around 2-4 years of post-call experience in Corporate Commercial and Securities law gained at a strong law firm. You will also have experience working with Canadian public companies - especially in the Mining sector - with international operations. You’ll be joining a highly regarded business with a fast-paced, self-reliant team culture, working within a decentralized and fairly informal management structure. If you want to progress your career at a growing in-house legal team within a leading Vancouver-based global public company, come and speak to us.

For more information, or to apply in confidence, please forward your resume in Word format to Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca referencing job number BT29345.

Litigation Associate

Litigation Associate | 2-8 years | Vancouver, BC

We are working for a top Vancouver boutique commercial litigation firm, which is growing strongly with more top-level work than they can handle so there is a real need to add another talented litigation associate. The firm has a good range of senior and junior partners, and the chance to work across different teams. This is a terrific opportunity to learn from expert ex-big firm litigators, on high-end litigation matters acting for corporate clients across a range of industries, while also enjoying an easy-going, friendly small firm culture. You’ll get to develop an exciting and rewarding career without the strictures of big firms, and be able to pursue your individual interests and make your mark in the profession at an earlier stage.

For a confidential discussion on this role or to apply (in MS Word format), please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca referencing job number BT29376.

Wills & Estates Lawyer

Wills & Estates Lawyer | 3+ years | Victoria, BC

Our client is a specialist boutique law firm in Victoria. They are currently on the hunt for two lawyers to join their team. The firm specialises in solicitor-side work across business succession planning, personal estate planning, wealth preservation, and establishing or amending trusts. Ideally they are looking for an associate with 3 - 7 years of experience in this area, as well as a more senior practitioner (10+ years) to work closely with the very busy principal. The firm offers exceptional administrative support and a collegial tight-knit environment. This is also a great opportunity for a sole practitioner or small group that wants to join a high-performing team.

For more information or to apply, please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca quoting reference BT28169.

Associate Lawyer, Tax Litigation

Associate Lawyer, Tax Litigation | | Vancouver, BC

We are seeking an associate lawyer with up to three years of experience to join our busy Tax Group. The successful candidate will work primarily with our tax litigation lawyers on a broad range of complex tax dispute matters including objections and other administrative appeals with the Canada Revenue Agency as well as proceedings in the Tax Court and Federal Courts.

Candidates with superior academic credentials, strong research and analytical skills, and well-developed written and oral communication skills are invited to apply.  Additional assets include experience at a leading Canadian law firm and/or experience as a judicial law clerk.  Experience in the area of tax law is not required; however, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable interest in tax law and a commitment to professional development.

Legacy is a boutique firm of 23 lawyers located in downtown Vancouver. Our practice is restricted to taxation, trust and succession planning and related litigation matters.  In 2019, Legacy was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the Top Ten Wills, Trusts, and Estates boutiques in Canada.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and transcripts in strict confidence to:

Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers
PO Box 10444
1300 – 777 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC  V7Y 1K2

Attention:       Bibiane Bijsterveld, Office Manager

Telephone:       604-631-1274
Email:              bbijsterveld@legacylawyers.ca

Litigation Associate

Litigation Associate | 4-6 years | Vancouver, BC

Vancouver-based Bernard LLP is seeking a four to six year call litigator to add to our existing practice. We are looking for a lawyer with employment law experience, but who will also be involved in maritime and general litigation work. Our employment practice includes representing employers and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship with an emphasis on human rights, employment standards, harassment, judicial review, wrongful dismissal, workers' compensation and labour relations (management-side) matters. We also routinely represent professionals before their regulatory authorities. A growing focus of our senior employment lawyer's practice is being part of a multi-disciplinary team with a workplace psychologist and workplace investigator/educator.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Delane Knight at Bernard LLP, by email only please, to knight@bernardllp.ca. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Civil Litigator

Civil Litigator - Personal Injury; Civil Litigation | | Vancouver, BC

If you are someone who is looking for a challenging career in a professional and collegial environment that promotes work-life balance, let us hear from you!

Grant Kovacs Norell (GKN) is a mid-size civil litigation firm in Vancouver. Our lawyers offer more than 100 years of experience resolving a broad range of complex legal matters in a number of areas including commercial litigation, insurance defence, estate litigation, construction law, aboriginal law, personal injury and class actions. Guided by the principles of excellence, integrity and trust, our lawyers are recognized throughout the legal community in their respective areas of specialty.

We are expanding and are looking for bright, confident, dedicated and hard-working lawyers to join our growing team. The successful candidate must be able to practice in British Columbia.  He or she would need to be resourceful and capable of handling more complex and challenging files. ICBC defence experience is preferred but not necessary.

GKN provides a unique practical experience that helps one develop skills and judgment to become a successful litigator. All our lawyers have independent conduct of a full caseload of files and conduct their own examinations for discovery, applications, mediations and trials.  Mentorship is provided through assisting senior counsel on larger or more complex files and through informal daily meetings with senior legal counsel who provides insight and guidance as needed.

We offer an attractive compensation package, foster a cordial and supportive office environment, and are open to flexible work arrangements that promote work-life balance.

Please send your cover letter and resume to our administrator, Belle M. Diaz at bdiaz@gkn.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel

Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel | 10+ years | Vancouver, BC

We are working with Vancity, the largest community credit union in Canada and an internationally recognized values-based banking pioneer, which sits at the nexus of environmental sustainability and cultural diversity.

They are now looking for an experienced lawyer who has an alignment with their values to join the business as Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel.

In this position, you will be a key player in the management and expansion of the existing high-performing legal team. You will provide legal oversight to major transactions, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and oversee general legal matters to support the business. Experience in drafting, reviewing and the negotiation of various agreements and contracts (specifically technology procurement contracts) will be highly valued.  Also important is your track record of proven success in executing legal risk mitigation strategies, implementing company initiatives, and managing external legal spend.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ legal experience, gained in a financial services institution or other highly regulated industry. You will be a dynamic leader and tactical thinker and be able to balance the needs of the business with the legal realities it may come up against. You will also be a relationship builder, able to deftly manage the demands of multiple stakeholders, and guide them concerning the legal and strategic aspects of whatever business challenges come up.

For more information or to apply (in MS Word format), please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca quoting reference BT29528.