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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.
Legal Assistant - Solicitor - Victoria, BC

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

Core Job Accountabilities:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing) correspondence, memos, agreements, legislation, codes, by-laws, leasing, land titles/registration and reports;
  • Providing corporate services support such as business and societies registration, annual report filings and minute book maintenance;
  • Providing commercial services support such as the preparation of transactional documentation and due diligence for mergers, share and asset purchases, sales agreements, secured transactions and corporate restructuring; and,
  • Daily use of software databases and document management systems, to search and manage all documentation and complex matters.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and resourcefulness;
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and processes;
  • Familiarity with BC Online, Corporate Online, LTSA and/or other land registry systems;
  • High level initiative (knowing when to seek appropriate direction);
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • A keen attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A quick learner;
  • Very strong technical competencies: proficient knowledge and use of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe functionality;
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced work environment; and,
  • Reliable and dependable attendance is essential for this position.

Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12 graduation supplemented with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a solicitor practice with increasing exposure to more complex matters.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with completion of a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in Canada.

Why Woodward & Company?

Woodward & Company LLP offers meaningful work and a great compensation package with a competitive salary based on education and experience. Together with a generous range of benefits, including group health insurance, an employer RSP contribution, additional paid time off, and strong support for education and professional development.

At Woodward & Company you can expect an outgoing and friendly workplace culture where teamwork, an excellent work ethic, and high-level respect are the norm.

Please forward your cover letter and resumé in PDF format to the attention of Pamela Toovey, CPHR 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.

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company