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BC Public Service


Full Time
4 days ago
282,250 per year
Posting Title

Position Classification
Master of the Supreme Court


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
New Westminster, BC V3M 6H8 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA

Salary Range
$282,250.22 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Superior Courts Judiciary

Job Summary

Master, Supreme Court

An eligibility list may be established.
1 position expected to work in both/either Vancouver and/or New Westminster

Applications may be considered for other similar current and future vacancies, including permanent and/or temporary positions in various locations.

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has an opening in Vancouver/New Westminsterfor a Supreme Court Master to be appointed by Order in Council. Masters have jurisdiction to hear Chambers applications in interlocutory matters (such as amendment of pleadings, addition of parties, production of documents; and ensuring compliance with the Rules of Court); interim family applications (custody, guardianship, parenting responsibilities and child and spousal support); and applications in proceedings by way of Petition (foreclosures). Masters preside at Trial Management, Case Planning and Judicial Case Conferences. Additionally, Masters have all the jurisdiction of a Registrar of the Court and deal with assessment or review of costs as well as reviews of solicitors' bills under the Legal Profession Act; conduct inquiries referred by a Judge for recommendation of the Registrar for matters such as permanent support of a spouse and/or children; preside at accountings with respect to the balance owing under a mortgage or other security; and conduct accountings in estate matters. Masters sit as registrars in Bankruptcy.

For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached position description.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS . For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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

• Degree in law from a recognized University;

•Practiced as a barrister and solicitor for at least ten years, preferably in general practice with emphasis on civil litigation or family matters and litigation. Applicants with less legal practice may be considered if they have a good range of related legal or judicial or quasi-judicial experience.

• A member in good standing, or immediately eligible for membership, with the Law Society of British Columbia. As a Judicial Officer of the Court, the successful candidate must resign membership with the Law Society.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Job Category
Court and Judicial Services