Staff Lawyer

Legal Aid BC
Full Time
Campbell River, BC
Posted 17 days ago
Job description
Who We Are Legal Aid BC (LABC) is a non-profit organization, created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979, to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens; those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk. Our vision is client-focused legal aid that ensures access to justice for all, with a mission to provide legal aid services that people need, and to promote better access to justice. At LABC, we know that our continued ability to help the people who need us is due to the hardworking individuals who make up our team, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in need. We foster a positive culture of open communication for our team to thrive within, underpinned by our values of service, diversity, integrity, accountability, and leadership. Legal Aid BC is committed to making equity, diversity, and inclusion part of everything we do. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences to help build the future of legal aid. We care deeply about the culture we are creating and are seeking staff that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting the people we serve and each other. If this sounds like you, please apply! To learn why legal aid matters, please visit our homepage https://legalaid.bc.ca/. The Opportunity As Staff Lawyer, your primary function is to: Report to the Managing Lawyer or Excluded Manager, this position works within the context of Legal Aid BC policies and is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation, including duty counsel, in the full range of family law practice including separation, divorce, custody/access, property division and child protection matters. This position works collaboratively with community advocates in developing legal services, programs and law reform. This position will work closely with Indigenous people and their communities with a sensitivity to cultural and Tribal/Nation differences. Key accountabilities include, but aren't limited to: Provides family/child protection law services including, summary legal advice and information to clients and individual case representation, and provides duty counsel services in courts as assigned. Conducts legal research and prepares required documents. Develops solutions to family problems and acts for clients in all family matters at hearings, trials and appeals in all levels of BC Courts. Discusses, negotiates and resolves case matters by working with opposing lawyers, judges, witnesses and police as appropriate. More About You You have A degree from a Law School of recognized standing and membership or eligibility for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia. Experience as per job posting year of call requirements, in general practice with an emphasis on family and child protection law. Experience supervising support staff. Experience at Provincial and Supreme Court levels involving the full range of family and child protection law issues. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. All LABC employees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. We Offer A competitive annual salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package (based on your employment status and affiliation) including: Four weeks paid vacation to start that grows the longer you are with LABC An excellent employee benefits package, where premiums are 100% paid by LABC A generous pension plan Support for training and development An Employee and Family Assistance program The opportunity to participate in various Employee programs (Employee Wellness, etc.) A healthy work/life balance Generous leave provisions (sick time, special leaves) 13 paid statutory holidays An opportunity for a flexible hybrid work arrangement for some positions (LABC reserves the right to change this policy at any time) We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted Job Type: Full-time Benefits: Dental care Employee assistance program Life insurance Paid time off Vision care

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