Supreme Court Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 1
There is currently a part-time (0. 6 FTE, 42 hours biweekly) permanent position available. Under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, this position is excluded from union membership.
Become an integral part of B.C.'s legal service
The Supreme Court of British Columbia is the province’s superior trial court. It hears civil, family and criminal cases, appeals from the Provincial Court and reviews the decisions of certain administrative tribunals.
Reporting to the federally-appointed Chief Justice, Associate Chief Justice and the Executive Director and Senior Counsel, the Legal Counsel acts as both a legal advisor to and representative of the Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice, and as in-house counsel for the Supreme Court’s judges, masters, registrars and judicial administration staff. The Legal Counsel provides legal opinions and background information necessary for policy planning and administration of the Court, its internal committees and its programs. The Legal Counsel is also responsible for overseeing the Law Clerk Program in conjunction with the Court of Appeal Legal Counsel.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.
For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Heidi McBride - DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree in law from a recognized university
- Membership in good standing or eligibility to join the Law Society of British Columbia
- Engaged in active legal practice for a period of 1-5 years of call
- Experience in Supreme Court practices and procedures
- Experience in providing advice and preparing opinions on a variety of complex legal matters
- Experience in presentation of legal information to legal and lay audiences
- Preference may be given to those with supervisory experience
- Preference may be given to those who have demonstrated criminal law experience
- Preference may be given to those who read French
- Preference may be given to those who write French
NOTE: Lawyers with excess of 5 years of call to the bar will not be considered.