Legal Counsel – Victoria, BC

Ministry of Attorney General Victoria

 There are 2 temporary opportunities until November 30, 2023. Permanent appointments may result from these temporary appointments.

Legal Counsel

Level 2: $127,821.13 – $165,767.24 annually Level 3: $170,694.72 – $196,017.52 annually

Lawyers in the Legal Services Branch discharge the duties and functions assigned to the Attorney General under the Attorney General Act. Legal Counsel 2/3 represent the Attorney, the Province and other government associated persons and entities in all levels of court. Legal Counsel 2/3 are expected to negotiate and recommend settlements where appropriate and provide litigation-related advice in every area of government practice. The work of a Legal Counsel 2/3 involves matters of a confidential and sensitive nature.

This position is for a legal counsel within the Legal Services Branch for a temporary position with possible extension into a full-time equivalent position as Legal Counsel 2/3 in the Litigation Group. The successful candidate will work for the Civil Forfeiture Legal Team dealing with fast-paced, plaintiff-side litigation and providing advice relating to the Civil Forfeiture Act. Members of the Civil Forfeiture Legal Team work closely with the Directors of Civil Forfeiture to manage litigation involving the forfeiture of property that has been used in or acquired through unlawful activity.

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.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • must be a member in good standing, or immediately eligible to become a member, of the Law Society of British Columbia;
  • to qualify as Legal Counsel Level 2/3, you must have been called to the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction for not less than 6 years;
  • experience in the conduct of litigation at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and/or the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

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