Job Posting 69093

Staff Lawyer
Pacific Legal Education and Outreach
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Some flexibility for remote work.
closes in 48 days (Mon, 31 May)
full time  •  $60,000-70,000

Reporting to PLEO’s Supervising Lawyer/Legal Director, the staff lawyer is an exciting new position and will enable PLEO to expand legal services to BC and the Yukon’s arts and culture sector and BC’s non-profit sector through the launch of two pilot legal clinics over the next year. The position is full-time. 

 

Initially, the staff lawyer will support the Legal Director in establishing the foundation for the clinics: advancing PLEO’s client-intake systems and onboarding clinic volunteers, training law students, and developing clinical best practices and standard operating procedures. They will also develop and deliver webinars and workshops, as well as produce info sheets, templates and resources.

 

This position will be supported by a full-time administrator and volunteer law students.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Support Legal Director with initial clinic set-up.
  • Implement case management system.
  • Once operational, the staff lawyer will devote part of their time to provide legal advice to artists and supervise law students and provide legal information to non profits.
  • Deliver educational programs.
  • Produce digital info sheets, templates and resources.
  • Special projects that may be assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess some winning combination of the following: 

  • Member of a Law Society in Canada, ideally BC/Yukon.
  • Minimum 2-3 years legal experience ideally working with artists and non-profits.
  • Previous experience with a legal clinic anywhere in Canada or the United States.
  • Good knowledge of copyright and contracts.
  • Ideally good knowledge of and appreciation for the arts and cultural sector in BC/Yukon and nationally. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with both legal and non-legal staff.
  • Experience with cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools, such as G-Suite, Zoom and Slack.

This is a full-time, ongoing salaried position, with an annual compensation ranging between $60,000-70,000, based on experience. The PLEO office is situated in downtown Vancouver. Work schedule for the position is flexible with the ability to work remotely with some in-person.

 

Applications

We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from IBPOC communities, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. 

 

Submit a cover letter and current resume to with the subject line: “Staff Lawyer position”. Please answer in your application the following questions: What is your experience providing legal education, information and advice to the arts? To the non-profit sector? In what context and when? Applications will be reviewed until the most suitable candidate is identified. Specific inquiries about this posting can be sent to .

   

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