First Peoples Law LLP is seeking a 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 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, and a supportive team with offices in Ottawa and Vancouver.  


What We’re Looking For 


We are seeking an experienced Corporate Lawyer who shares our commitment to protecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples. 


The successful candidate will advise 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.  


In addition to managing client files, the ideal candidate will provide mentorship and support to our corporate team of lawyers and paralegals.  


The ideal candidate will have the following combination of skills and experience: 


  • alignment with our core values of advocacy, integrity and commitment  

  • 7+ years legal practice experience with corporate work 

  • knowledge and experience with trust law matters an asset 

  • 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   

  • interest and ability to participate in client and business development    

  • strong client service skills with the ability to foster solid relationships  

  • 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 Indigenous communities    

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

  • a sense of humor 


Description of Position 


The Lawyer will work collaboratively with the firm’s partners and associates to deliver high-quality legal representation to our clients. 


The Lawyer will work on a full-time basis out of our office in either Ottawa or Vancouver.  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.