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Forte Law is Hiring

Labour and Employment Lawyers

Looking for something different?  We help people every day, and that feels good.

We practice only in the area of workplace law, but in a wide variety of applications, so it never gets boring.  We are ideologically neutral, advising and representing employees and employers of all sizes on all aspects of employment law, including advisory work, solicitor work and litigation.  We have a rapidly growing labour law practice, including several union clients.  Human rights has always been a strong focus of our firm, and we regularly advise clients on human rights matters and appear at the Human Rights Tribunal.  We also have a growing practice in Worksafe matters as well as in conducting workplace investigations and delivering training.

Our core values include:

Community & Giving – We support our lawyers in giving back, through pro bono work, supporting local charitable organizations and public education about legal issues.

Innovation – We are committed to improving access to justice and have a culture that values the ideas of all team members.  We are open to experimenting and trying new things, and are constantly pushing to more flat fee arrangements (less billable hours!).

Sustainable Pace – We believe strongly 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. Turns out overhead is lower in Surrey, so we don’t have to work as much.

Flexibility – We have had 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.

One example of our values in action is our recent development of a Bystander Training program to prevent workplace sexual harassment.  We see this as the largest positive impact we can have to improve workplaces across the Province.  Also, delivering bystander training is fun.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is a lawyer, called in BC (or willing to be if currently based in another province), with labour or employment law experience.  You need to be able to run your own files (with support), so 2 years experience is probably the minimum and there is no cap on the maximum.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is an asset: Worksafe matters, labour law, conducting workplace investigations or delivering training/adult education.

To fit in here, you need to be a “people person” (introvert or extrovert is fine) with high emotional intelligence and fundamental respect for coworkers, clients and others in our community.  Candidates living in or near Surrey, or otherwise willing to work out of our Surrey office at least 3 days per week are preferred, but remote work is also an option.

Sound Interesting? Call or email Sara Forte at 604-535-7063 or [email protected].  All inquiries are confidential.

Date posted:  September 24, 2019

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