Legal Counsel 2/3

February 11 2024
Expected expiry date: February 25 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt.,
Victoria, BC • Full time

Ministry of Attorney General

We currently have up to four permanent positions, and one 12-month temporary appointment.

Legal Counsel 2/3
Salary for LG CNSL 2: $141,907.01 - $184,034.71 annually
Salary for LG CNSL 3: $189,505.37 - $217,618.68 annually

Indigenous legal issues can affect almost all aspects of Crown conduct, and British Columbia is at the forefront of these issues in terms of Court decisions, policy development and the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Crown titles and jurisdiction.  Aboriginal law in Canada has developed at a considerable pace since the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1982 and its inclusion of section 35, which constitutionally recognizes and affirms the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous peoples of Canada.  

The ability of the successful candidate to work independently and as part of litigation teams conducting Aboriginal rights and title trials, judicial reviews, tribunal hearings, and appeals at all Court levels is essential.  The successful candidate will be responsible for appearing (independently, or as co-counsel) on behalf of the Provincial government or statutory decision-makers at all levels of Court and before administrative tribunals on Aboriginal law issues.   There will also be the expectation to develop an expertise in Aboriginal law, to keep current and identify trends in the law and innovative responses to new and evolving claims against the Crown.  

The successful candidate must have current knowledge of Canadian law in relation to Aboriginal rights and title issues, or current knowledge of constitutional and/or administrative law, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, the Draft Principles that guide the Province of British Columbia’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.  

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Eligibility for Membership in the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Level dependent on years of call (six to 11 years of call for Legal Counsel 2, and 12 years of call or more for Legal Counsel 3)
  • Significant and current civil litigation experience, including the conduct of actions, petitions and applications
    (Significant and current civil litigation experience is defined as the experience normally associated with a lawyer whose primary position and role throughout the four years preceding their application has been as litigation counsel and who have led the conduct of litigation or have been an active member of a litigation team)

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