Forte Workplace Law is Hiring: Labour Lawyer
We are looking for an experienced labour lawyer to join our growing workplace law practice.
We have a growing number of union and management clients in BC and Alberta, including in the policing, education, health, retail, and transportation sectors. Our ideal candidate can independently manage grievance files; is willing to advise clients in both BC and Alberta; and is looking for a practice that also includes one or more of our other practice areas: employment law, human rights, workplace investigations, and bystander training through StandUP Teams™.
We know that we can serve our community best by reflecting its diversity. We welcome applications from candidates who add value to our team through their lived experiences, culture, and languages, and from members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession.
Our core values are
Heart – We put our hearts into our work.
Kindness – We stand alongside our colleagues, clients, and community, empowering them to make confident decisions.
Courage – Fierce advocates, we are relentlessly innovative and find creative ways to solve problems and improve access to justice.
Candidates can expect from us:
Community & giving. We support our lawyers to give back through pro bono work, public legal education, and other local volunteer work.
Inclusion. We are committed to making our practice inclusive, equitable, and accessible - for our team and also for our clients.
Sustainable work. We believe that lawyers should have control over their practices and their lives. It is life-work balance here, not work-life. We do our best work for our clients when we can decide how much work to take on, and what type of files will be our focus.
Flexibility. We have lawyers working successfully in a variety of arrangements – full-time, part-time, contract work and remote work are all proven options. Our lawyers set their own schedules.
Our ideal candidate
You are an experienced labour lawyer who is called in BC and/or Alberta and open to advising union clients in both provinces. You can run your own arbitrations, with some support, so probably have at least 3 years’ experience in labour law. We have no maximum experience in mind and welcome senior applicants. Experience or interest in one of our other practice areas (employment law, human rights, workplace investigations, and respectful workplace training) is an asset.
To fit in here, you need to be a “people person” (introvert or extrovert is fine) with high emotional intelligence and a fundamental respect for coworkers, clients, and other members of our communities. Remote work is fine, in whole or in part - or you can work from our offices in Surrey or Calgary.