Open for Applications
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.
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is a not-for-profit, regulatory and social justice law firm in Vancouver. BCPIAC’s mission is to advance the interests of generally unrepresented or underrepresented individuals and groups in areas of major public concern with a focus on the growing issue of energy poverty.
BCPIAC’s work focuses on energy regulation as well as anti-poverty and anti-oppression work. Our core regulatory work includes regular interventions before the BC Utilities Commission on electricity, natural gas and ICBC matters on behalf of low and fixed income residential ratepayers. This involves working with experts, other intervenors and intervenor groups, stakeholders, community groups, and government representatives. Lawyers at BCPIAC also have the freedom to seek out opportunities for and to take on the other side of social justice work: human rights complaints, judicial reviews, litigation, negotiation, and public education. The successful candidate will be required to practice in all areas of BCPIAC’s work.
Membership in or eligibility for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia.
Knowledge of administrative law and governance, both substantive and procedural, is required and knowledge of or experience in utility regulation is an asset. In addition, this requires strong analytical skills and the ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; proficiency in legal writing and oral advocacy is also required.
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, a team player with strong communication skills, an adept negotiator with the ability to influence others to reach consensus, and able to work within tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects. In addition, our new lawyer will have experience working with community organizations on behalf of or working with individuals who experience poverty or other forms of marginalization; and they will have a strong knowledge of and commitment to principles of anti-oppression.
Applications should include a resume as well as a cover letter outlining any relevant work or life experience that relate to BCPIAC’s work. Please ensure that upon application you are ready to provide a writing sample, litigation resume, and references as these are required when interviews are scheduled.
BCPIAC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
Salary range $62,914.31 to $114,270.82 annually set according to years of experience. BCPIAC provides a full benefits package to promote a healthy work/life balance.
Please send applications by email to:
BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre
803 – 470 Granville Street
Coast Salish Territory
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5