Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel (3+ years)
Tsawwassen, BC

Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is seeking to add a solicitor to their team as Legal Counsel. As the legal team advises on a broad and dynamic range of matters, the ideal candidate will have 3+ years of quality training and experience as a generalist solicitor or may come with a more focused background in commercial, real estate, municipal, or First Nations Economic Development law.
This position may be performed hybrid/in-office or remotely, full-time or part-time, depending on the candidate’s preferences and location – accordingly, candidates from outside of the lower mainland are also welcome to apply.
TFN is a proud Coast Salish nation whose land base is located south of the Fraser River along the Salish Sea. TFN is a modern treaty First Nation under the terms of a Final Agreement with Canada and British Columbia that became effective in 2009.

TFN is now going through a period of revival and renewal as they plan their future and work towards their goal of becoming a strong, self-sufficient and sustainable First Nation for present and future generations. TFN Lands are no longer “reserve” lands under the Indian Act; TFN owns its lands in fee simple and operates within the BC Land Title system.
Reporting to General Counsel, Legal Counsel is responsible for advising the TFN Government on a wide range of matters, with a broad focus on corporate commercial, real estate, and procurement related issues. The Legal Counsel must establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials of Tsawwassen Government, TFN staff generally, and external consultants. TFN’s in-house legal department currently comprises two lawyers and has support from external counsel.

As the successful candidate, you will have a minimum of three years of experience in general corporate and commercial matters, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong drafting, organizational, and analytical skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines in a multiple task environment, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Experience with procurement law and/or real estate is an asset, and cultural awareness and respect for others are essential for this role.

Offering competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package including access to a Defined Benefit Pension and eight weeks of combined vacation/personal days, this is an exceptional opportunity for a talented lawyer with a keen interest in First Nations Economic Development and the desire to apply their skills to a meaningful mission to work in a flexible, progressive, and technologically advanced environment.

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For more information, or to apply for this role, please contact Dave Namkung at, or visit