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LG CNSL 1 or 2 - Legal Counsel

Requisition #:  41267
Department: Ministry of Justice AG
Ministry Branch / Division: Superior Courts Judiciary
Posting Close Date: 2017-05-31
Location: Vancouver
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Court and Judicial Services
Job Profile: SC_Legal_Counsel_Job_Description.docx
Job Summary:

Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 1 or 2
Salary (based on year of call): $78,482.09 - $140,596.80 annually

One permanent, full-time Legal Counsel 2 position available
One permanent, part-time Legal Counsel 1 or 2 position available (0.6 FTE)

An eligibility list may be established for future LC1 or LC2 positions

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 Justices, 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 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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact competitions@courts.gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 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 3 - 11 years
• Demonstrated experience in Supreme Court practices and procedures
• Demonstrated experience in providing advice and preparing opinions on a variety of complex legal matters
• Demonstrated experience in presentation of legal information to legal and lay audiences
• Preference may be given to those with supervisory experience

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 description.
A criminal record check will be required.


Law School Transcript: YES –
Please send a copy of your law school transcript to competitions@courts.gov.bc.ca by the closing date of this competition. Your transcript is required and may be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.
Resume required: YES - Prior to submitting your application for this opportunity, update your resume profile by using the copy and paste function to add your resume. Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history. Your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Cover letter required: 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 screening or assessment process.

Online Questionnaire:  YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume and cover letter may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.



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