Woodward & Company
FIRST NATIONS FIRST
Woodward & Company LLP is a highly ranked law firm with an extensive history of dedication to justice for First Nation communities. The firm acts exclusively for First Nations governments and organizations in their quest for justice.
Since 1988, Woodward & Company has represented over 100 First Nation groups in a breadth of notable cases, including the ground-breaking Tsilhqot’in Nation case, which was the first successful Aboriginal title claim in Canada. Idealists at heart, the firm is deeply committed to rectifying past and present wrongs to build a better, brighter tomorrow.
Job Description – Associate, litigation (Senior) Lawyer
Our client is seeking to add a Litigation lawyer to their team in Victoria and are open to candidates located in Vancouver or Victoria. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of six years of litigation experience, ideally with experience in Aboriginal law matters. Experience with constitutional litigation and/or administrative law would be considered an asset. The successful candidate must have exceptional advocacy skills, strong work ethic and practice standards, excellent organizational and time management skills, and a passion for the law in service of First Nations clients.
Offering competitive compensation and benefits, this is a tremendous opportunity for a talented lawyer to join a leading and innovative firm offering meaningful work, a highly collaborative and engaged team, and a strong platform seeking justice for First Nations communities.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Assist and represent First Nations governments, groups, and organizations in a variety of complex litigation matters.
- Prepare court documents, including applications, affidavits, briefs, and pleadings.
- Participate in and support business development activities, including client relationship management.
Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge
- LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
- Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
- 6+ years of litigation experience, preferably with experience in Aboriginal law matters.
- Exceptional advocacy skills.
- Strong work ethic and practice standards.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to explain complex legal concepts and procedural information across disciplines and cultures.
- Strong team player with the ability to balance working independently and within interdisciplinary teams including providing mentorship to junior associates.
- Willingness to participate in cultural and professional events (external and internal) including speaking engagements.
This is an exclusive search.
For more information or to apply for this position, contact:
Jeremiah Hunter, Recruitment Associate