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 28, including 17 lawyers, we work collaboratively to provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients on issues related to title and rights, governance and economic prosperity.
What We Offer
First Peoples Law provides a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge Indigenous rights issues while actively participating in public education initiatives. 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.
The successful candidate will refine their technical skills while being supported and encouraged to develop their own unique potential for strategic thinking, client development, media relations and business management.
What We're Looking For
We are seeking a lawyer who shares our commitment to protecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples through high-quality legal representation and is eager to take part in advocacy and education initiatives that extend beyond the traditional practice of law.
The lawyer will have the following qualifications:
alignment with our core values of advocacy, integrity and commitment
excellent oral communication, research and writing skills
creative and collaborative approach to problem solving
interest and ability to participate in client and business development
ability to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team
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
experience practicing in the field of Aboriginal law
called to the bar in British Columbia; Ontario 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 Vancouver.
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 August 31, 2021.
Interviews carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled.