In-house lawyer

Posting Date:
Oct 07, 2020
Company/Firm:
British Columbia RegionalCouncil of Carpenters
Area of Law:
Labour/employment
Position Type:
In-house lawyer
Experience:
2-5 years

Description

The British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters (BCRCC) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time in-house lawyer who will handle a wide range of matters within the employment and labour law field.

About the BCRCC

The BCRCC is a progressive, innovative building trades union representing more than 3000 workers in BC and the Yukon, including carpenters, scaffolders and floorlayers. The BCRCC is a regional council within the Canadian District of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC).  The organization is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion.  It strives to provide its members with the skills and qualifications required by the building trades industry.  It does so by providing comprehensive training at its 40,000-square-foot training centre on Annacis Island in the Lower Mainland of B.C. as well as at its Northern Training Centre in Prince George. In turn, its signatory contractors have access to the most productive workers in the industry and its members enjoy superior wages and benefits.

The ideal candidate

The BCRCC wishes to include an in-house lawyer on its team.  You will work independently and be responsible for a full range of labour/administrative law matters including drafting legal opinions, grievance handling, preparing and presenting cases in the courts, before the BC LRB, the CIRB, arbitration boards, Human Rights tribunals and WorkSafe BC.  In addition, you will advise the BCRCC management team from time to time regarding staff issues.

Candidate requirements

  • Must be a member in good standing or eligible for membership in the Law Society of BC
  • 2-5 years of experience preferably with some experience/interest in the labour/employment field
  • Willingness to be a team member, able to think outside the box and have strong research, drafting, hearing preparation, analytical, strategic thinking and oral advocacy skills

Compensation

  • Competitive salary;
  • Superior health and pension benefits;
  • Flexible working arrangements

How to apply

Please apply directly to this posting with a covering letter, resume and law school transcript.  All applications will be kept confidential.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Contact Name Arnold Berry

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