BC Prosecution Service on a recruitment drive

B.C. seeking prosecutors

The BC Prosecution Service is going on a hiring spree.

In a news release Wednesday, the BCPS said they are attempting to address “recent recruiting challenges” and hire up to 40 Crown counsel members in 2023.

“This will include filling vacancies created by the dedication of 21 prosecutors and 21 professional staff to the new repeat violent offender coordinated response teams announced as part of the province’s Safer Communities Action Plan,” the release said.

Last year, Castanet reported the Kelowna prosecution office was under “incredible stress” due to being overworked. It is not known how many staff from the “Safer Communities Action Plan” will be deployed to Kelowna.

Recruitment priority is being placed on prosecutors with lawyers with at least six years of trial experience being sought. Applications from qualified applicants across the country are being encouraged.

“This is a great opportunity for experienced court-room lawyers and professional staff to join our innovative team and make a positive impact,” said Peter Juk KC, Assistant Deputy Attorney General.

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