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The Law Society of British Columbia

Discipline Counsel, Discipline Group of Professional Regulation Department

Are you looking for an organization where the core values of excellence and integrity are more than just words on the wall? Join the Law Society of British Columbia. Our staff, volunteers and Benchers are committed to one common goal: upholding and protecting the public interest in the administration of justice.

The Law Society of British Columbia’s Discipline Group of the Professional Regulation Department is seeking a full-time, permanent Discipline Counsel. This position plays an integral role in assisting the group to fulfill its responsibilities in carrying out the directions of the Discipline Committee, including the effective representation of the Law Society in citation hearings and related proceedings and reviews before Law Society tribunals and, occasionally, the Supreme Court of BC and the BC Court of Appeal. The position also provides advice and assistance to Benchers and staff on discipline and related policy matters.

The duties of this position include:

  • Representation of the Law Society in hearings of citations authorized by the Discipline Committee, including all hearing preparation, pre-hearing applications, and advice related to sanctions and consent resolutions of citations.
  • Representation of the Law Society in internal reviews of disciplinary decisions and, occasionally, appeals of discipline decisions to the Court of Appeal.
  • Working with and advising Professional Conduct lawyers and others in the effective investigation of possible discipline violations.
  • Representation of the Law Society in interim proceedings related to extraordinary action
  • Occasional representation of the Law Society in court applications related to the investigation and discipline processes.
  • Such other duties as the Manager, Discipline and Unauthorized Practice, or Chief Legal Officer may require.

Qualifications

  • Practicing membership with the Law Society of BC, or eligibility for membership.
  • 7 year minimum of recent litigation experience, including extensive knowledge of rules of evidence and administrative law.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Law Society Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia considered an asset.
  • Experience with prosecution or defence in the criminal or other professional regulatory contexts considered an asset.
  • Superior writing skills in addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a high level of advocacy skills, judgment, discretion, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet changing deadlines while working in a highly stressful environment.

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

This position is within the Discipline Counsel job classification and the salary range for this position is $125,257.77 to $132,069.84.

To apply, please visit our careers page at www.lawsociety.bc.ca or email your cover letter and resume to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Discipline Counsel.” The closing date for this competition is September 1, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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


BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Investigative Officer – Multiple locations

Salary $50,857.18 – $57,781.28 annually

This posting is to establish an eligibility list to fill full-time, part-time and temporary positions as they arise in locations across the province. 

The Prevention and Loss Management Services Branch (PLMS) is a dynamic, progressive organization that preserves the integrity of programs within the Ministry of Social Development by leading and coordinating a loss management framework that includes prevention, compliance, service quality and enforcement.

As an Investigative Officer, you maintain and enhance the integrity of the Ministry’s programs and services and reduce or minimize financial losses by conducting reviews to verify eligibility and review and assess allegations of misrepresentation. With your effective research skills, you access and collect information, interview stakeholders and identify and refer serious allegations of fraudulent activity for criminal investigations. You ensure compliance with legislation and regulations and make decisions and recommendations on appropriate action, including the imposition of sanctions or termination of Employment and Assistance benefits. In addition to building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, you perform a preventative and educational role within a loss management framework, identifying, analyzing and contributing to the development and implementation of loss prevention and service quality policies and best practices.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Post-secondary degree and a minimum of one year related experience; or
  • Post-secondary diploma and a minimum of two years related experience; or
  • One year of completed post-secondary education and a minimum of three years related experience; or
  • High school diploma and four years related experience.
  • Related Experience 
    • Experience in gathering confidential, legal and/or personal information; and
    • Experience in conducting interviews, fact finding, and determining appropriate action; and
    • Experience in reviewing financial information and analyzing documents; and
    • Experience writing formal decisions, documenting conclusions, and preparing information summaries.
  • Work Experience 
    • Experience using standard business software, for example word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and other electronic applications. Recent experience may be given preference.
    • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

For more information and to apply by August 16, 2017, please go to:

https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=43199