BC Public Service Agency
Supreme Court Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 1
*Amendment Apr 13/21: Posting close date extended to April 30.
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent or temporary positions which may be full-time or part-time.
There is currently a part time (0.8 6 FTE, 56 hours biweekly) permanent position available. The expected start date for this position is August 1, 2021.
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 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 [email protected] DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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 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 who have demonstrated criminal law experience
- Preference may be given to those who read and write French
NOTE: Lawyers with excess of 5 years of call to the bar will not be considered.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Records Review Act Check and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
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