Woodward & Co. Lawyers LLP is a national law firm with offices in Victoria and on Tsartlip, BC. We are a leading national law firm that provides excellent legal services to Indigenous communities, governments, and businesses, advancing transformative change in an era of reconciliation and decolonization.

We have a strong commitment to our work culture that prioritizes our meaningful work and values of collaboration, excellence, respect, accountability, trust, and ethics.

Our team is in search of an Associate (3-5 year call) to join our Business and Economic Development practice group.

We are seeking a lawyer with a Corporate, Commercial, Securities and/or Financing Law background, preferably with a knowledge of law impacting Indigenous groups in Canada. The ideal candidate is a solicitor with experience with corporate and commercial transactions, trusts and taxation, and impact benefit agreements.

Role Overview

The position is full-time and based in Victoria, BC. Our lawyers are sometimes required to travel to Indigenous communities throughout Canada.

Qualifications

This ideal candidate for this position meets the following requirements:

  • A lawyer of a 3–5-year call.
  • The candidate must be a member in good standing with one or more Canadian Law Societies – and willing to be called to the bar in BC, ON, and the territories
  • Experience with Indigenous communities will be an asset.
  • Strong research, legal drafting, and analytical skills are a must.
  • Experience communicating complex legal concepts and demonstrated experience in Aboriginal, Constitutional and Corporate/Commercial, including familiarity with impact benefit agreements.
  • Flexibility to travel and work in Indigenous communities is a necessary condition of employment with a valid driver’s license required as some of the work will be in remote areas that are not otherwise accessible.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated interest to contribute and expand in our areas of practice which include Lands and Governance, Section 35, Business and Economic Development, and Northern practice groups.

Why Woodward

Woodward offers meaningful work, meaningful relationships, and a great workplace culture. We anticipate a salary range of $102,000 to $150,000 per year depending on year of call and annual target. We offer a generous range of benefits, including health, dental, 4.5% RSP contributions, and professional development allowances.

This position is intended to support ongoing files within multiple jurisdictions and/or locations. Woodward offers flexibility with a hybrid work model.

How to Apply

If you would like to progress your career with a team that is collaborative and passionate about providing excellent legal services to Indigenous communities, governments, and businesses, please email a cover letter and resume to: employment@woodwardandcompany.com  

Woodward is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in our legal services and work environments. We know that our diversity strengthens Woodward values for collaboration, excellence, respect, accountability, trust, and ethics, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative workplace.

Applicants with Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Thank you for your interest in Woodward & Co. Lawyers LLP.

We can’t wait to meet you!