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Solicitor - Victoria, BC

Seeking a Solicitor

Do you have a passion for Aboriginal Law?

Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP is seeking a solicitor to practice in Victoria, British Columbia[1]. Work with one of Canada’s largest, busiest, and most established Aboriginal Law firms. Our firm practices Aboriginal Law and represents Indigenous governments and organizations.

Qualifications

Minimum 5-year call with experience in any of the following areas, we invite you to apply:

  • Commercial development and leasing on and off reserve land.
  • Land Code implementation and legislative, bylaw and policy drafting.
  • Election and Membership Code implementation and drafting.
  • Indigenous taxation matters.
  • Trusts, including settlement, business, land, and First Nation community trusts.
  • Corporate/commercial, including secured transactions.

Demonstrates the following:

  • A genuine interest in developing a practice to serve Indigenous interests.
  • Experience in: Indigenous, Corporate/Commercial, Contract, Constitutional, and/or Administrative Law.
  • Good standing membership with one or more Canadian Law Societies.
  • Excellent technical/legal writing skills.
  • Ability to explains complex legal concepts and procedural information across disciplines and cultures well.
  • Self-motivated and confident.
  • A strong team player with organizational and time management skills to balance work independently, within interdisciplinary teams, or while providing mentorship to students and junior associates.
  • Willingness to participate in cultural and professional events (internal/external – including speaking engagements) and our ongoing commitment to Indigenous social and legal justice
  • Willingness to travel and cultivate relationships with current and future clients.

Remuneration:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits commence with secured enrollment (Extended Health/Vision/Dental/Health & Wellness).
  • Employer RSP
  • Employer paid Law Society and CBA
  • Professional Development

How to Apply

Please forward the following (in PDF format only) to: employment@woodwardandcompany.com

  • Cover letter and Résumé.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Writing sample (excerpt please).

Closing Date: July 30, 2021

[1] Remote work may be available.

Legal Assistant - Yukon, YT

Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP provides a full suite of legal services to Indigenous governments, businesses, communities, and people. We are seeking a Legal Assistant to join our team.

This position requires a confident, outgoing, and engaging individual who displays efficiency, professionalism, self-motivation, and a mature work ethic.

CORE JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing, and proofing) information – correspondence, memos, agreements, legislation, historical documents, and reports.
  • Reviewing and saving emails, including attachments, to our document management system.
  • Reviewing, finalizing, and sending correspondence.
  • Reviewing longer documents for formatting and grammar.
  • Applying styles, tables of contents, headings etc. to Word documents.
  • Printing documents as identified/provided by lawyers for inclusion in binders, preparing Indexes.
  • Compiling documents in PDF programs.
  • Retrieving information as identified by lawyers, printing, and preparing binders with indexes.
  • Setting up and scanning documents (correspondence, basic pleading formats).
  • Updating binders (Trial binders, case law binders, working binders); and,
  • Consistent use of software, databases, and document management systems, to search and manage all documentation and complex legal matters.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and Court
  • Familiarity with Rules of
  • High level of initiative, (knowing when to seek appropriate advice).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • A keen attention to
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • A quick and continuous
  • Technical competencies:
    • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and
    • Exposure to BC Online, LTSA searches, litigation software and document management
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced office work
  • Reliability, flexibility, and dependable attendance is an essential function of this

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in
  • Grade 12 graduation required, with a minimum of 2 to 5 years’ education and/or work experience.

Why Woodward & Company?

We offer meaningful work focused on Aboriginal Law and Indigenous issues. We offer a fair compensation package based on education and experience, combined with a generous range of benefits, including group health, employer RSP contributions, additional paid time off, parking/transit allowance, and opportunities for continuous learning.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé (in PDF format) to the attention of Pamela Toovey, Human Resources at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com.

While we would like to thank all applicants for their expression of interest in our developing opportunities, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Litigation Legal Assistant - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company LLP provides a full suite of legal services to Indigenous governments, businesses, communities, and people. We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join us as a full-time member of our team. This position requires a confident, outgoing, and engaging individual who displays efficiency, professionalism, self-motivation, and a mature work ethic.

CORE JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing) correspondence, memos, agreements, reports, pleadings, and court
  • Attending to all procedures surrounding the filing and serving of court pleadings and
  • Coordinating with court registries to arrange for hearings, submissions, and trials.
  • Daily use of litigation software, databases, and document management systems, to search and manage document-heavy and complex litigation

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and Court
  • Familiarity with Rules of
  • High level of initiative, (knowing when to seek appropriate advice).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • A keen attention to
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • A quick and continuous
  • Technical competencies:
    • Advanced use and knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and
    • Familiarity with BC Online, LTSA searches, litigation software and document management
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced office work
  • Reliability, flexibility, and dependable attendance is an essential function of this

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in
  • Grade 12 graduation required, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ applied work experience with exposure to litigation.

Why Woodward & Company?

Woodward & Company offers meaningful work focused on Aboriginal Law and Indigenous issues. We offer a great compensation package based on education and experience, combined with a generous range of benefits, including group health, employer RSP contributions, additional paid time off, parking/transit allowance, and strong support for continuous learning and professional development.

At Woodward you can expect an outgoing and friendly workplace culture where teamwork, excellence, work ethics and respect, are the norm. We are committed to ensuring employment equity within our workplace.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé (in PDF format) to the attention of Pamela Toovey, Human Resources at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com.

While we would like to thank all applicants for their expression of interest, please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Articled Students - Victoria, BC

2022-2023 Articled Students

Application Deadline: Monday, June 14, 2021

 How to Apply

Please send in an electronic application package, including:

  • A cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Law school and post-secondary transcripts
  • Two references

Please address and send your application package to the attention of:

Pamela Toovey, CPHR-SCP

Human Resources Manager

Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP

Suite 200 – 1022 Government Street

Victoria, B.C. V8W 1X7

Email: employment@woodwardandcompany.com

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company