Legal Counsel, In-House

College of Dental Surgeons of BC
May 12, 2020
College of Dental Surgeons of BC
Areas of Practice:
Regulatory Law
Position Type:
Full-time, Permanent
Close Date:
May 27, 2020
5 Years


The College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) is the regulatory body for certified dental assistants (CDAs), dental therapists and dentists in British Columbia. CDSBC’s mandate is to protect the public by ensuring that professionals are registered and qualified to practise, and that they are consistently providing safe and ethical care to their patients.

We are seeking a Lawyer with administrative law or litigation experience to handle complaints, discipline, and administrative tribunal matters for CDSBC as set under the Health Professions Act.

Our working environment is welcoming, respectful, innovative and rewarding. We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package (including RRSP, monthly transit contribution, extended health and dental benefits), a professional development allowance, and encourage work-life balance.

CDSBC maintains a commitment to organizational excellence. We are trusted as an organization to act ethically, fairly and with integrity. We are communicative, transparent, objective, impartial and accountable.

Essential Duties

  • Assist General Counsel on legal administrative matters with a focus on supporting complaints and discipline matters
  • Assist complaints and discipline department with risk assessment framework as it applies to health regulation
  • Assist with developing protocols for evidence handling in investigations and the move to electronic hearings
  • Draft citations and other pleading documents in professional misconduct matters
  • Assist with discipline hearings including witness preparation and expert witnesses
  • Conduct legal research and prepare memorandums and briefs
  • Provide advice and recommendations with respect to the Health Professions Act (HPA) Regulations, CDSBC Bylaws, HPRB, FOIPPA, administrative law and process, alternative dispute resolution and conduct of investigations
  • Draft policies and legislation for review by the Board as appropriate

Qualifications & Skills

  • Be a member in good standing with the Law Society of BC – called to Bar for a minimum of 5 years
  • Strong understanding of evidence and evidence handling in administrative hearings
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in maintaining confidential and sensitive matters with high degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Sound analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong ability to manage time and prioritize
  • Preferred experience in administrative law in relation to professional regulation
  • Work experience in a professional regulatory body is preferred
  • Hearing experience is preferred
  • Be familiar with the Health Professions Act and regulatory law
  • Be familiar with civil litigation procedures and rules of court at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the BC Court of Appeal

If you are seeking a fast-paced work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and collaborative, we invite you to email your cover letter and resume to

Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2020

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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