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Executive Director

Justice Education Society

Location: Vancouver, BC

The Justice Education Society creates innovative programs and resources that improve legal capability and increase access to justice – in BC and internationally. Since its start in the 1970’s, the Justice Education Society has matured into an extremely capable and viable organization that truly makes a difference in people’s lives, while supporting social justice and democracy here and abroad.

The Justice Education Society operates in three main areas – educating people (particularly our youth) both in person and online about the justice system here in BC and Canada, providing a wealth of materials relating to the law and targeted to a lay audience, and promoting access to justice internationally, particularly in fragile democracies where this is key to individual’s lives and futures.

With the retirement from the role of the founding Executive Director, the opportunity now exists for a lawyer, educator or organizational leader versed in how the justice system works to take the Justice Education Society to the next level – to make an even greater impact in the years to come.

The ideal candidate brings leadership experience gained in an organization that will have parallels to JES, including but not limited to a continuing legal education society, a legal advocacy organization, a Law Society, an international justice-related organization or relevant legally focused or education organization. Alternatively, he or she could be a senior partner of a law firm or bring senior leadership experience gained in a public or private sector organization where a deep knowledge of social justice issues relating to access to justice systems, here and abroad are in evidence. Team leadership, strategic planning and best practices around management are essential.

This is an amazing leadership opportunity to impact lives in BC and around the world.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Senior Associate Lorraine Scrimshaw, Ashley Dawson, Kathryn Young, or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and information to vancouver@boyden.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail


Project Coordinator | Mapping Her Path

Mapping Her Path, a project run by the Justice Education Society of BC and funded by the Status of Women Canada, is currently developing pilot projects that will promote and support positive and healthy professional options for women practising law in BC. Over the next 10 months, a series of five pilots will be implemented that will represent a range of initiatives to address the reasons why women leave private practice in greater numbers than men. The Society is seeking a passionate and experienced project coordinator to lead the implementation of these pilots.

MHP Project Coordinator (21-25 hours/week, 10 month contract)


  • Coordinate and implement project goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Effectively plan and run events on own as well as part of a team.
  • Track project activities, monitor project parameters and report on project scope, time, costs and risks


  • A post-secondary education in law, business or justice and/or a minimum of 2 years project management experience.
  • Knowledge of BC’s legal sector
  • Experience working on projects that seek to address issues specific to women
  • Experience in event planning and coordinating multiple projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to bring energy and innovative ideas  

For more information on this project please see justiceeducation.ca/programs/mapping-her-path

Interested candidates should send their current CV and a strong cover letter highlighting their passion and interests in this position.

Applications must be received no later than 9:00am (PST) on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Apply by email to:

Justice Education Society of BC
Email: info@justiceeducation.ca
Reference: Mapping Her Path Project Coordinator Position


The Justice Education Society is able to provide quality programs and services with the support of over 500 volunteers each year. These volunteers vary from the province’s Chief Justice to secondary school students.

Their diverse contributions range from speaking at our programs and being on advisory committees to helping edit our materials, staging mock trials, and stuffing envelopes.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please Contact Us.

To volunteer with our international program, visit the international volunteer page for more details.

Fundraising Volunteers

The Justice Education Society is launching a major, province-wide fundraising campaign to “Sponsor Kids to Learn About the Law.”

Government funding to the Society’s Justice System Education Program is now gone. Every year, the program introduces thousands of students to the courts. Program activities include court orientations, court watching, sessions with judges and other justice system personnel and performing mock trials. This program is now at risk and we are counting on donations to sustain it.

The Society is hoping to raise $100,000 to introduce 20,000 youth to BC courts throughout the province. We are seeking  sponsorship from law firms, individual lawyers, judges, businesses and the general public.

We are also seeking individuals who are interested to volunteer and help support this fundraising campaign.
Contact Rick Craig at Rick.Craig(at)JusticeEducation.ca for more information.