Legal Counsel

Posting Date:
Feb 06, 2018
Ministry of Attorney General
Area of Law:
Position Type:
Full Time
Feb 23, 2018


Deliver professional legal advice and assist as a legal advisor with the Ministry of Attorney General

Two positions available 

Legal Counsel Level 2 / Legal Counsel Level 3
Salary (Effective April 1, 2018 and based on year of call):
Legal Counsel Level 2:   $121,030.09 - $156,960.01 annually (years of call: 6-11)
Legal Counsel Level 3:   $161,625.82 - $185,603.45 annually (years of call: 12 or greater)

Ministry of Attorney General, Legal Services Branch (Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, permanent Legal Counsel positions to advise the Liquor Distribution Branch (“LDB”).  The successful candidate will be required to provide technical and strategic legal advice to the LDB regarding corporate and commercial issues ranging from public procurement, commercial leasing, and extensive contract drafting and interpretation. 

The LDB is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating $1.03 billion (2015/16) in net income on annual sales of $3.16 billion. The LDB operates a province-wide, retail/wholesale beverage alcohol business, within a mixed public-private model. As publicly announced in December 2017, the LDB has been appointed to become the non-medical cannabis wholesale distributor for British Columbia, once the product is legalized. Accordingly we are seeking experienced legal counsel to assist with the predominately commercial legal work associated with the LDB’s upcoming new role.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Must be eligible for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia in at least your sixth year of call with at least five years of relevant and recent legal experience.
  • Extensive and recent commercial solicitors’ experience in negotiating, drafting, interpreting agreements and completing transactions is required. 
  • Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred:
    • general procurement including construction tenders and requests for proposals;
    • legal issues associated with distribution or, retail;
    • legal issues associated with acquisition and management of information technology hardware, software and services; 
    • commercial leasing; 
    • research and writing opinions; 
    • interpretation and application of relevant legislation, trade agreements and policy; and 
    • briefing senior executives/clients on strategic legal matters.

For more information and to apply by February 23, 2018, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.



Contact Name Ministry of Attorney General

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