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Solicitor - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company LLP is seeking to add a solicitor to work full-time in our Victoria, British Columbia office.  We practice in Aboriginal Law and represent First Nations and other Indigenous governments and organizations across Canada.  Please consult our website at: http://www.woodwardandcompany.com for an overview of our practice areas.

Requirements:

 If you are at least a 6-year call, and have experience in one or more of the following areas, we invite you to apply:

  • Trusts, including settlement, business, land and First Nation community trusts;
  • Tax – general practice with knowledge of aboriginal tax matters;
  • Corporate/commercial, including secured transactions;
  • First Nation legislation and bylaw drafting; and
  • Commercial development and leasing on First Nation lands.

 Applicants should also demonstrate the following:

  • Member in good standing with one or more Canadian law societies
  • Self-motivated and confident
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent technical/legal writing skills
  • Able to explain complex legal concepts and procedural information across disciplines and cultures
  • A strong team player able to balance working independently and within interdisciplinary teams including providing mentorship to junior associates
  • Willingness to travel (post-pandemic) and cultivate relationships with current and future clients
  • Willingness to participate in cultural and professional events (external/internal) including speaking engagements

Remuneration:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and year of call
  • Immediate enrollment in our Group Benefits Plan (Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription/Paramedical)
  • Employer RSP contribution
  • Employer paid Law Society and CBA fees
  • Continuing Professional Development allowance

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

  • cover letter;
  • résumé;
  • writing sample (excerpt please – maximum 4 pages); and
  • two letters of reference.

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company