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ENERGY POVERTY / REGULATORY JUSTICE LAWYER
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is a not-for-profit, social justice law firm located in Vancouver. BCPIAC’s mission is to advance the interests of individuals and groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in areas of major public concern, particularly in hearings before the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
BCPIAC is seeking a lawyer for a permanent position.
BCPIAC’s work focuses on energy and basic insurance regulation before British Columbia’s courts and the BCUC. Our social justice work focuses on effecting systemic change through human rights and Ombudsperson complaints, judicial reviews, litigation, negotiation, and public education. Our regulatory work includes regular intervention before the BC Utilities Commission on electricity, natural gas and ICBC matters on behalf of low and fixed income residential ratepayers. Please refer to our website for more details about our regulatory work).
- Membership in or eligibility for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia;
- Ability to apply a detail-oriented analysis on large volumes of technical information while maintaining a high level political/systemic picture; and
- Knowledge of and commitment to principles of anti-oppression, social justice, and the public interest as well as experience/interest in utility regulation are required.
Fluency in language(s) other than English is an asset.
Applications should include a resume as well as a cover letter outlining any relevant work or life experience that relate to BCPIAC’s work. A writing sample and /or litigation resume, and references will be requested when interviews are scheduled.
BCPIAC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. We encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups including but not limited to Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people with lived experience of poverty, and queer and trans people.
Salary will be commensurate with legal experience. BCPIAC provides a full benefits package, along with vacation and discretionary time to promote a healthy work/life balance.
Applications deadline: Open
Please send applications by email to:
BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre
208 – 1090 West Pender Street
Coast Salish Territory
Vancouver, BC V6E 2N7
Email: support (at) bcpiac.com
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