First Peoples Law LLP is seeking a Project Manager 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 rights. Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples’ ongoing pursuit of a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.  


We provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients 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 with recognized leading lawyers and on behalf of inspiring clients across the country on cutting-edge Indigenous rights issues. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive remuneration, opportunities for professional growth and a supportive team with offices in Ottawa and Vancouver.   


What We’re Looking For 


Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, highly organized, creative problem-solver with strong interpersonal and communication skills.  


The Project Manager will have the following combination of skills and experience: 


  • confident, articulate and professional communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • demonstrated commitment to serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples 

  • knowledge of law-firm processes, lawyer-client relationships, and project-management concepts 

  • keen interest in public education 

  • strong ability to self-manage, organize and multi-task numerous projects of various sizes 

  • creative approach to problem-solving  

  • detail-oriented 

  • digitally enabled and comfortable with using and learning technology 

  • ability to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team 

  • university degree plus five years of relevant project management experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience  

  • experience working with Indigenous communities an asset 

  • a sense of humour 


Description of Position 


The Project Manager will focus on supporting public education initiatives, enhancing the delivery of legal services to clients and supporting the implementation of firm systems. 


Working directly with one of the firm’s partners, the Project Manager’s primary responsibilities will include: 


  • managing deadlines and projects across the firm by coordinating workflows, tracking deliverables and supporting a collaborative work environment 

  • working with team members to deliver public education initiatives, including drafting educational materials, supporting the development of course syllabi, and managing internal deadlines 

  • supporting the firm’s lawyers with managing and tracking client files, including by participating in and preparing for client meetings, coordinating internal deadlines, drafting file updates, monitoring file progress, preparing draft materials, managing client documents and liaising with clients 

  • developing relationships with clients and lawyers to ensure clients’ needs are met 

  • coordinating with clients on funding applications, budgets, and reporting, including liaising with lawyers and clients to track fees, costs, deadlines and funding opportunities 

  • creating and improving processes to streamline workflows 

  • ad hoc duties as required 


The Project Manager will work on a full-time basis, primarily out of our Vancouver office.  Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. 


How to Apply 


Applicants may submit a cover letter and CV to Please include the name of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.