Senior Lawyer

Requisition ID: 26994 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


The City of Vancouver’s Law Department has a vacancy for a Senior Lawyer – Enforcement/Prosecutions – responsible for providing legal advice to various City departments and related Boards, and for the conduct of by-law prosecution matters, including representing the City in Court.  Minimum of 6 years’ current related experience (prosecution and/or criminal defence experience would be an asset).



Applicants must have: a Professional Law Degree and membership in the Law Society of B.C.; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the proven ability to manage conflict situations effectively; strong organizational skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines in a multiple task environment; a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and PC computer skills.


Salary Range:

            Compensation includes a competitive annual salary (commensurate with years and relevancy of experience) and an excellent pension and benefits package.


Please send resumes and direct questions to: Frances Connell, City Solicitor and Director of Legal Services, City of Vancouver by mail: 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4 or by e-mail:     


Business Unit/Department: Law Department (1040) 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 


At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.