Legal Counsel

Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal
May 20, 2020
Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal
Close Date:
Jun 03, 2020
5 - 10 years


Employment Opportunity
Legal Counsel

Classification: LC2
Salary $ 121,030.09 to $ 156,960.01 annually

The Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that decides appeals from decisions made by the Workers’ Compensation Board, operating as WorkSafeBC.

WCAT’s mandate is to decide appeals brought by workers and employers from decisions of the Workers’ Compensation Board, operating as WorkSafeBC (the Board). WCAT decides compensation, assessment, and occupational health and safety appeals from decisions of the Review Division of the Board.

WCAT is seeking a legal counsel to work as part of a team representing WCAT with respect to the hearing of Petitions for judicial review and related appeals before the Superior Courts; conducting research and analysis on specific or general legal questions; and providing legal opinions to the chair, senior vice chairs, and vice chairs, particularly in the areas of workers’ compensation and administrative law.  The legal counsel also provides research on policy and other administrative matters and participates in WCAT’s in-house continuing professional development program.

To learn more about WCAT, please visit  For a full description of accountabilities and qualifications, and for details on how to apply, please visit here


In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below and in the attached job profile:

  • Law degree and admission to the Bar in British Columbia (or immediate eligibility for admission), preferably with 5 to 10 years of call
  • Experience in judicial review, and/or other courtroom work
  • Experience in administrative law and workers’ compensation law preferred
  • Experience in legal writing and research, providing advice and preparing legal opinions including complex issues of statutory interpretation

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the job description.

An eligibility list may be established.  A Criminal Records Check will be required.

Application Requirements

Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the required job qualifications (education and experience).  Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.


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