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The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is looking for a highly motivated and dependable individual to join our Policy and Legal Services Division to fill the position of Legal Counsel.

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer, the Legal Counsel will support the organization by providing legal advice relating to real property and land title registration, administrative, privacy, corporate/regulatory, and contracts. The following are some of the key responsibilities and accountabilities expected in this role:

  • Advises staff on questions of law and provides legal analysis based on established jurisprudence and legislation across a range of legal areas.
  • Communicates and negotiates with external parties 
  • Reviews and researches provincial legislation, regulations, case law, and best practices to recommend corporate approaches to the LTSA’s statutory services.
  • Provides legal advice related to the operation and management of the land title and survey systems in BC.
  • Conducts necessary legal research to facilitate resolution of land title and land survey issues raised by complex or contested applications.
  • Investigates and advises on the resolution of Land Title Act Assurance Fund claims.
  • Contributes to and defines strategies for the introduction of corporate business changes and technological advances.

We encourage you to apply if you hold the following Education and Experience:

  • a degree in law and current membership in the Law Society of BC;
  • a minimum of a 5 years’ experience post-call;
  • considerable real property and corporate/commercial law experience required; 
  • administrative and privacy law experience preferred.

And Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A sound working knowledge of all relevant Acts and regulations pertaining to land title registration, including the Land Title Act, Strata Property Act, Property Law Act, Land Act, Wills, Estates and Succession Act, Family Law Act, and Law and Equity Act;
  • Knowledge of the business of the Land Title and Survey Authority or capacity to quickly develop an understanding;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals or groups both internal and external to the organization.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, an ability to adapt to a complex and changing environment, and enthusiasm for making the LTSA a world leader in title registration and survey systems management.

Please see the Job Description for further information. This position is excluded from union membership. To apply please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the qualifications to The Counsel Network.

This opportunity will remain open until filled. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

The LTSA operates critical systems that underpin BC's private property market, civil justice system, taxation and Crown land management frameworks. Ensuring we hire properly qualified and suitable candidates is necessary for the programs and activities of the LTSA and LandSure. As part of our hiring process, we will request that a candidate supply certain personal information so that we may conduct identity, reference, education and credential verification, and criminal record checks. Credit bureau inquiry checks may also be conducted for certain positions. As a public body, the LTSA is authorized to collect personal information under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).