Job Title:

City Solicitor




City of New Westminster, BC

Queen Victoria herself gave the city of New Westminster its name. When British Columbia was just a dream in the hearts of pioneers and gold miners, this was its capital city — the cosmopolitan centre of the young province.

Today, the City of New Westminster is in the midst of a very real transformation. At the very epicenter of the Lower Mainland, the City is positioned perfectly as a place to live and do business. It is renowned throughout the region for the quality, creativity and innovation of its services to residents and businesses, its intelligent community status, its award winning open spaces, its recent waterfront transformation, and its emerging cultural and heritage attractions. The City of New Westminster also possesses a strong, economic development-friendly environment and is named among the top three cities in which to start a small business in Metro Vancouver and is a growing technology center. For all these reasons and more, New Westminster has never felt more relevant and exciting and City staff will continue to play a key role in solidifying its place as a top municipality in Metro Vancouver. 

The continuing growth and development of New Westminster has created the need for this new position. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will provide advice and guidance to City Council and various City departments in the areas of corporate, commercial, real estate, administrative and municipal law and oversees the preparation of documents in matters related to legal, real estate and legislative services.

As the ideal candidate for this role you are a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia or eligible for immediate admission to the Law Society of British Columbia. You bring related experience practicing municipal law within a municipality, or with a law firm providing legal services to a municipality. Management experience in a law firm or public sector entity will be considered an asset.

This is a tremendous opportunity for a relationship-oriented professional who has strong communication and interpersonal skills. This role provides an opportunity to establish and maintain effective relationships with City officials, management, staff, media and the public in a transformative role that will have an impact on large numbers of people.


To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Bennett Royer, Ken Werker or Kathryn Young in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information to and indicate the position title and organization in the subject line of your email.

Posted 2016-12-01

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