Chief of Legal Operations
Legal Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
Bring your dedication and strategic leadership skills to this new and exciting role
Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Attorney General as the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and ensures that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. LSB’s organizational structure consists of several different legal practice groups. Areas of legal advice provided by LSB include but are not limited to: constitutional law; Aboriginal law; resource, environment and land law; revenue and taxation law; health and social services law; finance, commercial and transportation law; justice and education law; and labour, employment and human rights law. LSB also provides civil, constitutional and Aboriginal litigation services. LSB has approximately 500 staff members, including legal and legislative counsel and professional support staff.
The Chief of Legal Operations (CLO) is a new leadership position and will have a critical role in implementing LSB’s organizational redesign strategy. This role offers a unique opportunity for someone with superior leadership qualities and significant legal services experience. You are motivated by LSB’s mission to provide excellent, innovative, timely, practical and cost-effective legal and legislative services to the B.C. government. This high-profile role requires an experienced senior leader who is forward-thinking, a skilled communicator, and able to work collaboratively with and motivate staff at all levels. The CLO oversees human resource strategies, programs and performance management within legal operations and leads change initiatives to support the implementation of new policies and processes.
The CLO is relied upon to provide advice and recommendations on all operational matters that affect the legal operations of LSB and must possess the ability to empower, motivate and develop people, build teams and alliances, solve problems analytically and creatively, and translate vision to goals and strategies through facilitation and organizational change leadership.
The successful candidate will be a member of (or be eligible for immediate membership in) the Law Society of British Columbia and have a broad knowledge of the law and an understanding of the importance and value of independent legal advice.
This position is excluded from union membership and is based in beautiful Victoria, B.C. The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check.
To express your interest in this opportunity, please email your cover letter and résumé to Executive.Recruitment@gov.bc.ca by May 20, 2019 (11:45 PM PDT). Thank you to all who express interest.
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