Lawyer, Services to Adults

Under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, this position is excluded from union membership.
One permanent position, and one temporary appointment for 6 months
An eligibility list may be established for temporary and/or future vacancies.

Relocation expenses will not be provided to external applicants.

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The Public Guardian and Trustee (“PGT”) of British Columbia is a corporation sole, created under the Public Guardian and Trustee Act which operates independently under provincial legislation to protect the legal and financial interests of children under the age of 19 years; protect the legal, financial, and in some cases personal and health care interests of adults who require assistance in decision making; and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. As a result of obligations created by statute, the Public Guardian and Trustee exercises quasi-judicial authority in specified situations. In addition, the Public Guardian and Trustee is called upon to provide independent comments to the Court when the legal or financial interests of minors, adults under mental disability or estates are at risk. The Public Guardian and Trustee is independent of government in its case-related decision making responsibilities.

The Public Guardian and Trustee provides services to approximately 26,000 clients; as a fiduciary manages more than $1 billion in trust on behalf of clients and administers an operating budget of greater than $28 million, with 263 staff in four locations. 

We are searching for a lawyer to fill a full-time, permanent position in Services to Adults at our Vancouver office (travel to regional offices may be required). Acting on behalf of clients, the successful applicant will provide both administrative and legal advice and assistance to the division Executive Director, staff and outside counsel.  You will provide legal advice and assistance with respect to the wide range of legal issues that fall within the statutory jurisdiction of the PGT regarding adults.  Estate litigation is an asset and you may also be required to appear before the Court and contribute to internal policy development and legislative reviews. If you would like to provide your legal expertise in a role where you can truly make a difference, we encourage you to apply.    

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.                                

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Bar
  • Must possess a law degree
  • A minimum of 5 years current general practice experience in British Columbia that includes experience in estate and trust, personal injury and adult guardianship law
  • Legal Counsel Level 2:  From 6th to 11th year of call
  • Legal Counsel Level 3:  More than 12 years of call

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

IMPORTANT:  Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the Job Profiles, those stated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting and assessment.

Enhanced Security Screening Required and Criminal Record Review Act Check will be required.


Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application.  The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Court and Judicial Services

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