Associate Litigation Lawyer (Junior)

JFK Law Corporation is a busy and dynamic specialty law firm founded in 2009 with offices in Victoria and Vancouver.  Our firm focuses on delivering high quality legal services in the areas of public, constitutional, and environmental law, primarily for Indigenous nations and organizations.  As a firm committed to empowering Indigenous peoples and organizations, Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Overview

We are currently seeking a hardworking and energetic associate specializing in litigation to work in either our Vancouver or Victoria office.  This role will assist the firm’s Principals, as well as other senior associates and senior counsel, to represent our First Nations clients in litigation and regulatory matters, and performing day-to-day file management. It is expected that the litigation would primarily relate to Aboriginal law, including Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, consultation and accommodation and issues related to reserve lands and band administration. We also conduct other litigation involving constitutional and administrative law.

Key Responsibilities

 It is expected that the associate will assist in the conduct of major files and will assume carriage of small to mid-size litigation files. Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited, to:

  • Assisting in developing and executing litigation strategy;
  • Assuming carriage of small to mid-sized litigation files;
  • Conducting research;
  • Drafting correspondence, pleadings and applications;
  • Drafting affidavits;
  • Interviewing the witnesses and preparing evidence;
  • Preparation for discovery;
  • Trial preparation, including preparation of questions and statements;
  • Attending all levels of court; and
  • Assisting with management of files on behalf of our clients.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of litigation experience;
  • Strong advocacy skills, and proven client management experience;
  • Excellent analytical, interpretive, research and drafting skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication;
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills;
  • Ability to build relationships with ease and work well in a team environment; and
  • Eligibility to practice law in British Columbia as a member of the Law Society of BC.

To Apply

At JFK, we ensure that all our lawyers have access to ongoing continuing legal education and professional development training along with a competitive salary and bonus program. If you would like to advance your career with a progressive team that is passionate about making an impact, please email a cover letter and a resume by May 30th

Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.  Thank you for your interest in JFK Law.