Legal Associate - Indigenous Law Group

  • Clark Wilson LLP
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 01, 2020
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice) Litigator

Job Description

Our Indigenous Business Law Group seeks a mid-level associate (minimum 2-3 years of call) to add to our busy, expanding team. The candidate will be dedicated to achieving results for clients in a creative, timely and responsive manner in a fast-paced environment.  This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated associate to join a dynamic team and participate in a meaningful and hands on way in some of BC’s most dynamic First Nations business law work.


The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

Corporate and commercial solicitor skills:


  • IBA agreement drafting;
  • knowledge of real estate law, both on and off reserve;
  • knowledge of private company law;
  • knowledge of the duty to consult as it applies in First Nation business contexts;
  • familiarity with JVs, Limited Partnerships, and Leases; and
  • research skills.

 We are also interested in hearing from mid-level to senior associates who may have less direct Indigenous business law experience, but who have comparable experience in corporate-commercial law.

 Candidates will also possess the following attributes:


  • a client centered approach, with excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • the ability to handle the volume and inevitable quick deadlines of a busy practice;
  • knowledge of First Nations caselaw;
  • excellent organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail;
  • the ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, confidentiality, solve problems, and handle a high level of responsibility;
  • strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • entrepreneurial spirit with ambition to build a long term practice;
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a collegial team; and
  • has cultural competency working with Indigenous people.

Practice Area(s)

Indiginous law