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The Law Society of British Columbia Paralegal, Investigations & Discipline Full Time in Vancouver, BC

The Law Society of British Columbia

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Position:
Paralegal, Investigations & Discipline
Location:
Vancouver, BC

Paralegal diploma supplemented by relevant experience in an investigative or litigation environment. Obtaining relevant documents and information through…

Are you looking for an organization where the core values of excellence and integrity are more than just words on the wall? Join the Law Society of British Columbia. Our staff, volunteers and Benchers are committed to one common goal: upholding and protecting the public interest in the administration of justice.

Our Professional Regulation Department is seeking a Paralegal to support the work of the Professional Conduct and Discipline groups. This position works as part of a team to support the effective investigation of complaints and any discipline hearing that is authorized following the investigation. The Paralegal works closely with lawyers and other staff in both the Investigations and Discipline groups and reports to the managers of both those groups.

This role exercises considerable autonomy, judgment and diplomacy in accomplishing the work of the position and operates under the general oversight of the Manager, Investigations and Manager, Discipline and Unauthorized Practice.

The duties of this position include:

  • Consulting with team members to determine the most effective way to organize evidence, documents and other information collected in investigations and implementing the method of organization.
  • Assisting with interviews of witnesses.
  • Obtaining relevant documents and information through searches of court and government registries and on-line sources.
  • Reviewing and analyzing file materials and producing written reports, including evidence chronologies and lists of key documents.
  • Researching legal issues and preparing memos.
  • Preparing disclosure of investigation files when a citation is authorized.
  • Creating and maintaining various knowledge management tools, including tables, indices, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Assisting with the preparation of Affidavits.
  • Assisting with the preparation of hearing materials, including compiling professional conduct records, books of authority, books of documents and drafting agreed statements of fact and notices to admit.
  • Preparing statistics.
  • Attending meetings of the Discipline Committee and drafting minutes of the meetings.
  • Such other duties that the Manager, Investigations or Manager, Discipline and Unauthorized Practice may assign.

Qualifications

  • Paralegal diploma supplemented by relevant experience in an investigative or litigation environment.
  • Proficiency with computer software including: Microsoft Office, case and document management programs, and database and knowledge management systems.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and effectively prioritize a high volume of work and to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team.

To apply, please our careers page at www.lawsociety.bc.ca. The closing date for this competition is February 28, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Vancouver, BC

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • Paralegal: 3 years

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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