Careers

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 job postings

Real Estate & General Practice

Position Description

Ratcliff LLP is the North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm located in the lower Lonsdale area near the seabus terminal.  Our lawyers offer more than 70 years of experience resolving a broad range of complex legal matters in a comprehensive range of legal services to the communities we serve.

Ratcliff is currently seeking a lawyer to join its Solicitors practice group.  This is an ideal opportunity for candidates seeking to build their practice in a dynamic work environment.  Our Solicitors offer a wide range of services to clients in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Wills and Estates practice areas.

We are seeking someone who can show leadership and work effectively in a team setting, with a strong attention to detail, and strong professional credentials.  The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Currently practicing law in British Columbia.
  • Exceptional client service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning capabilities.
  • Preferably an established practice.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with any qualified candidates seeking to join our team.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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

Corporate Commercial Lawyer – Indigenous Business Focus

Are you an experienced corporate commercial lawyer looking to escape the downtown rat race and find a better life-work balance?  Are you the type of person who wants to truly make a meaningful difference in the world by improving the lives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples?  If you are, we’d like to talk to you. 

Ratcliff is currently seeking a lawyer to join its Solicitors practice group, with focus on our Indigenous clients and their corporate/commercial needs.  This is an ideal opportunity for candidates seeking to build their practice in a dynamic work environment.  Our Solicitors offer a diverse range of legal services to clients in communities throughout the province, including Indigenous governments and business organizations, as well as our community practice on the North Shore and further abroad. 

We are seeking someone who can show leadership and work effectively in a team setting, with a strong attention to detail, and strong professional credentials.  The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of solicitor experience.
  • Currently practicing law in British Columbia.
  • Exceptional client service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning capabilities.
  • Preferably an established practice.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with any qualified candidates seeking to join our team.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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

Legal Assistant/Floater

Ratcliff LLP is the North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm located in the lower Lonsdale area near the seabus terminal.  Ratcliff is a leader in providing a full range of legal services to clients in the local community, throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.  

We are currently seeking a full-time permanent Legal Assistant/Floater to join our Firm. The position provides many opportunities to learn within a growing, vibrant and team oriented environment and the position is available immediately.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Covering for absent Legal Assistants and providing assistance to Partners, Associates and Paralegals.
  • Correspondence.
  • Document preparation for litigation and corporate commercial transactions.
  • File preparation and management.
  • Time entry, billings.
  • Reception coverage if needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • 1 year of legal experience.
  • Strong technical and computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and Outlook.
  • A self-directed working style, but also an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills are essential (Outlook, MS Word/Excel, EsiLaw, BC Online, MYLTSA).
  • Meticulous attention to detail and getting things right.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong administration and organization skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • A high level of professionalism while working closely with lawyers, staff and clients.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits program.  Salary will commensurate with experience. 

Please forward 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.

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.