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Opportunities to join our unique and dynamic law firm

Since 1950, Ratcliff LLP has been providing a diverse range of legal services to clients in communities throughout the province. In addition to our respected Public Law and thriving Community Law practices, a significant percentage of the firm specializes in Aboriginal Law, serving First Nations governments, organizations and tribal councils.

Our lawyers represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and yet all share important qualities – intelligence, creativity, energy, dedication and a commitment to excellence. We also believe it takes more than great lawyers to make a great law firm. It takes an administrative staff that shares our lawyers’ commitment to quality and excellence. As an equal opportunity employer, our firm reflects the diversity of our community in both our professional and support staff.

Ratcliff offers a fulfilling and supportive work environment. We’re seeking talented individuals who enjoy being challenged and are looking for an opportunity to excel in a dynamic environment.

Current Openings

Bored of the same old lawyering?

Are you looking to do meaningful work and build lasting relationships? Join Ratcliff’s Aboriginal Law Practice Group to provide legal services that empower Indigenous businesses and governments to enhance the role of their unique systems in today’s world.

Immediate Opening

Associate Solicitor – Aboriginal Law

Support our broad, First Nations client portfolio with an emphasis on supporting and advising Indigenous governments, as well as economic development and corporate commercial matters. Grow your practice in a collaborative team environment while developing strategic and creative legal solutions for our clients and their communities.

Position Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Currently qualified to practice law in British Columbia.
  • Secure understanding of public law, with experience advising Indigenous, municipal or other government entities, and/or business law, including experience drafting contracts, leases, purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, etc.
  • Exceptional client service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning capabilities.

Additional Assets

  • Experience in legislative drafting and/or real estate transactions.
  • Called to the bar in Yukon, Northwest Territories, or other jurisdictions.

About Us

At Ratcliff, we embrace substance over style and relationships over rainmakers. Our varied backgrounds, interests, and experience add a unique strength and vision to our work. Our lawyers, administrators, and support staff collaborate and draw on each other’s skills to bring out the best in our work and deliver the best results for our clients.

  • Located in the lower Lonsdale area just minutes from the Seabus
  • Competitive salary and benefits (commensurate with experience)
  • Supportive, collaborative and diverse environment (our partnership is 50% female)
  • Business-casual setting
  • Parking and bike parking
  • On-site gym and other amenities

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

We currently have no job openings.

Meet our Lawyers

Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.

Meet our Lawyers

Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.