First Peoples Law LLP is seeking an experienced lawyer to join our growing team dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Who We Are
First Peoples Law is committed to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples’ inherent and constitutionally protected title, rights and Treaty rights. Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples’ ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.
With a team of 44, including 26 lawyers, we provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients on issues related to title and rights, governance and economic prosperity, while actively participating in public education initiatives. Our work includes providing representation and strategic advice to First Nations and Indigenous groups across Canada.
What We Offer
First Peoples Law provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively on cutting-edge Indigenous rights issues. We offer flexibility, competitive remuneration, a supportive team and the opportunity to work with recognized leading lawyers and on behalf of inspiring clients across the country who are at the forefront of developing the law through the defence of their Indigenous rights.
What We’re Looking For
We are seeking an experienced lawyer who shares our commitment to protecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples through high-quality legal representation with significant litigation and negotiation experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to take on a leading role for existing litigation and negotiation files, primarily in Ontario. Depending on experience and abilities, the successful candidate will be considered for a partnership track with the firm.
Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, highly organized, creative problem solver with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and able to work independently.
The Lawyer will have the following qualifications:
alignment with our core values of advocacy, integrity and commitment
creative and collaborative approach to problem solving
ability to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team
excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
interest and ability to participate in client and business development
strong client service skills with the ability to foster solid relationships
strong work ethic and positive team attitude
commitment to mentoring junior lawyers
able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
willingness to travel across the country to remote locations using a wide variety of transportation methods (prop-plane, truck, hiking, ATV, boat, snowmobile, etc.)
comfortable working in First Nation communities
called to the bar in Ontario; British Columbia call an asset
a sense of humour
Description of Position
The Lawyer will work on a full-time basis out of the First Peoples Law office in Ottawa.
Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.
How to Apply
Applicants may submit a cover letter, CV and recent writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than February 1, 2023. Please include the name of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.
Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled.