Legal Administrative Assistant

First Peoples Law LLP
March 6, 2023
73 Water St, Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Contact Name
Geneva Lloyd


First Peoples Law LLP is seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our growing team dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. 


Who We Are 


First Peoples Law is committed to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples’ inherent and constitutionally protected rights. Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples’ ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.  


We provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients while actively participating in public education initiatives. Our work includes providing representation and strategic advice to First Nations and Indigenous groups across Canada. 


What We Offer 


First Peoples Law provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with recognized leading lawyers and on behalf of inspiring clients across the country on cutting-edge Indigenous rights issues. We offer a flexible work environment, competitive remuneration, opportunities for professional growth and a supportive team with offices in Ottawa and Vancouver.  


What We’re Looking For 


Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated, organized team player who shares our commitment to protecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples.  


The Legal Administrative Assistant will have the following combination of skills and experience: 


  • exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities 

  • detail-oriented with strong proof-reading skills 

  • digitally enabled/engaged and comfortable with using and learning technology 

  • demonstrated strength in time management and organizational skills  

  • strong understanding of law-firm processes 

  • creative approach to problem-solving  

  • ability to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team 

  • experience working in a law firm environment 

  • ability to draft basic legal documents and general correspondence 

  • certificate in a legal administrative training program or equivalent educational experience 

  • comfortable working with Indigenous communities  

  • commitment to First Peoples Law’s principles and objectives 

  • a sense of humour 


Description of Position 


The Legal Administrative Assistant will manage reception duties in our Vancouver office and provide legal administrative support to our team. 


The Legal Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibilities will include: 


  • welcoming clients and visitors to the office  

  • reception duties and general office administration 

  • sending/receiving couriers and other deliveries 

  • maintaining common areas, boardrooms and meeting spaces 

  • supporting lawyers with basic drafting and formatting of legal documents and correspondence 

  • filing court documents  

  • managing client and file information 

  • planning and coordinating team social events  

  • scheduling meetings and booking travel for team members 

  • ad hoc duties as required 


The Legal Administrative Assistant will work on a full-time basis, primarily out of our Vancouver office.  Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. 


How to Apply 


Applicants may submit a cover letter and CV to Please include the name of the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.