Part Time lawyer with Seniors First BC

Job Title: 
Part Time lawyer
Organization: 
Seniors First BC
Deadline: 
Jan 11 2019 - 5:30pm
Hours: 

approx 21 hours per week.

Remuneration: 

$50K -$60K

Job Description: 

• Providing legal information and advice to low income older adults over the phone or in person.
• Providing legal representation to clients, and maintaining a case load of client files.
• Representing clients in court, at tribunals, in alternate dispute resolution settings and carry out formal and informal advocacy on behalf of clients.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy and problem solving skills.
• Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
• A member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia.
• Minimum 5 years of practice experience.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent advocacy and problem solving skills
• Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
• Highly organized and excellent time management skills
• Ability to take initiative and to work in a team environment
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Understanding of trauma-informed approach to legal work and experience working with marginalized communities
• Cultural competency and ability to work with older adults from various cultural communities
• Satisfactory criminal records check

Desired additional skills:
• Fluency in a second language
• Experience in the non-profit sector (a minimum of two years’ experience)
• Experience with elder law, litigation, administrative law, human rights, and social assistance programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Provide legal information and advice to low income older adults, and concerned third parties (friends\relatives/service providers) over the phone or in person.
• Provide legal representation to Elder Law Clinic clients, and maintain a case load of Elder Law Clinic client files.
• Represent clients in court, at tribunals, in alternate dispute resolution settings and carry out formal and informal advocacy on behalf of clients.
• Deliver presentations and workshops at conferences and public forums regarding the legal rights of older adults.
• Assist in the identification of key law reform issues affecting older adults and in the development of litigation and representation strategies.
• Liaise with other social justice law practitioners, legal advocacy programs, members of the elder law bar and senior serving non-profit organizations. Provide information about eligibility for SFBC’s Elder Law Clinic and encourage appropriate referrals to the Clinic.
• Assist in the maintenance of the legal information and resources on SFBC’s website.
• Work collaboratively with other staff lawyers and volunteer lawyers, the Executive Director and other Seniors First BC management staff to develop new programs and initiatives and to respond to community needs for legal services as well as opportunities for law reform work on behalf of clients.
• Carry out any other duties requested by the Executive Director.
• Comply at all of the times with the Law Society of British Columbia Rules and Code of Professional Conduct.
• Supervise Legal Advocate

How to Apply: 

CONTACT: mverheyden [at] seniorsfirstbc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC