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Environmental Lawyer

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Vancouver-based West Coast Environmental Law has an immediate opening for a full time staff lawyer who is passionate about using their legal skills to achieve environmental sustainability and social justice.

The successful candidate will have strong general experience in environmental and natural resources law in British Columbia, with Aboriginal law experience an asset. They will be familiar with the role of legal strategies in community-based environmental campaigns, and adept at identifying and supporting local groups who have the potential to use legal support as part of broader strategies to achieve their objectives.

A communicator and problem solver with solid organizational skills, the staff lawyer will be responsible for leading a unique environmental legal aid program. The lawyer will be principally responsible for providing summary legal advice by phone and email to residents, community groups and First Nations around the province on environmental matters, and for overseeing West Coast’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF). In overseeing the EDRF, the lawyer will provide legal guidance to potential applicants and to support board decisions about EDRF grants; supervise the work of the EDRF Project Manager, and liaise between clients and a network of lawyers province-wide who provide partially pro bono environmental legal services through the EDRF.

Remuneration: $70,000-$90,000 depending on year of call (minimum 5 year call preferred) plus competitive benefit package

At West Coast Environmental Law, we aim to promote equality and challenge discrimination. We recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions and beliefs. Candidates must be members of the Law Society of British Columbia or eligible for call to the BC Bar.

Please send CV and cover letter by June 30, 2019 to admin@wcel.org with “Staff Lawyer” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit our website: www.wcel.org

Type of Opportunity: 
Employment Opportunity