Legal Aid BC is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act to provide legal information, advice, and representation services. Every year, Legal Aid BC (LABC) helps tens of thousands of British Columbians with serious family problems, child protection matters, immigration issues, and criminal law issues. They do so through a range of legal information, advice and representation services, as determined as part of their obligations under the LSS Act, offered at legal aid locations throughout the province. Their priority is to serve the interests of people with low incomes, but many of their services are available to all British Columbians.
LABC's mandate is to help people to solve their legal problems, to facilitate access to justice, to establish and administer an effective and efficient system for providing legal aid to people in BC, and provide advice to the Attorney General about legal aid and access to justice for people in BC. They are committed to working with their many partners in the justice system, sharing knowledge, and improving access to justice for the disadvantaged.
With the impending conclusion of a successful and long-term tenure of the incumbent, Legal Aid BC is now looking for its next Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") to take the organization forward to its next stage of development.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is accountable for the day-to-day leadership and operations of Legal Aid BC, and acts as a liaison between the Board and LABC management and staff. The Chief Executive Officer leads the Executive Management Committee, which includes vice presidents of the five divisions. The CEO is expected to assume leadership and influencing roles in the legal community on matters related to access to justice, the delivery of legal aid and legal information services, and justice reform generally.
The next CEO will bring a successful background as a practicing lawyer, with considerable experience in executive-level strategic and operational planning and execution, including responsibility for a similar function in a generally analogous organization. Ideally, this individual brings knowledge of crown corporation governance and the province's justice and legal services systems, as well as an understanding of the social services community. Regardless of background, the successful candidate must work well within a multi-disciplinary team environment, effectively engage the energy and commitment of others, build high moral and group commitment to goals and objectives, and ensure staff demonstrate accountability in their areas of responsibility.
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We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.