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 for 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, Indigenous groups and Indigenous corporate entities 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, benefits, 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 excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 


The lawyer will have the following combination of skills and experience: 


  • 7 or more years of legal practice experience with corporate work 

  • creative and collaborative approach to problem solving  

  • excellent academic credentials, strong work ethic and positive team attitude 

  • strong analytical, communication, drafting and writing skills 

  • digitally enabled/engaged and comfortable with using and learning technology 

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

  • excellent organizational and interpersonal skills     

  • knowledge and experience with trust law matters an asset 

  • called to the bar in Ontario and/or British Columbia  

  • a sense of humor 


Description of Position 


The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our team to deliver high-quality legal representation to our clients.  


The lawyer will work on a full-time basis out of the First Peoples Law office in either Ottawa or Vancouver. 


The primary responsibilities will include: 


  • advising clients on corporate commercial and economic development matters, including initial incorporations, tax matters, trusts, leases, asset/share transactions, revenue sharing agreements, corporate governance and contract drafting 

  • providing mentorship and guidance to the corporate commercial team 

  • fostering solid & ongoing relationships with clients 

  • seeking out and participating in business development opportunities  

  • willingness to travel 


The estimated salary range for this position is between $160,000 - $250,000. Compensation will be determined on an individual basis, taking into account the applicant’s qualifications, skills and experience, applicable market rates, and other relevant considerations.   


How to Apply 


Applicants may submit a cover letter and CV to careers@firstpeopleslaw.com. 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.