At RLR Lawyers we are committed to providing legal advice and services that support First Nation governments, entities, organizations, and individuals in achieving their goals and objectives.
In addition to advising our clients on litigation strategy and representing our clients in court and during settlement negotiations we offer expertise in the areas listed below. Click on the links below for details about the services we provide.
- First Nation Business and Economic Development
- First Nation Governance and Lands
- Indigenous Entrepreneurs
- Wills, Estates, and Capacity Planning
- Family Law and Matrimonial Property
- Employment Law
Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Law
Our lawyers recognize the distinction between “Aboriginal law” and “Indigenous law.” Aboriginal law generally refers to the body of law concerning a variety of issues related to Indigenous peoples in Canada, including constitutionally protected Aboriginal rights, interests, and treaty rights. Indigenous people also maintain their own inherent Indigenous laws. Indigenous law and Indigenous legal traditions are the laws and legal traditions of the First Peoples of this land, which are intimately connected to the land, customs, practices, and identity of each Indigenous Nation.
First Nations Law
Our team of lawyers provides legal advice and services to First Nation governments, entities, organizations and individuals on a variety of issues (“First Nation law”), including economic and business development, governance and policy development, land and natural resource management, regulation and administrative matters, wills and estate administration, employment law, and more.
We understand the complex legal and regulatory frameworks that affect Indigenous peoples and governments, as well as the unique issues that can arise when applying First Nation law, Indigenous law, or Aboriginal law. Our clients can count on us to provide a comprehensive assessment of their legal issues and sound strategy during negotiations or in court if that becomes necessary.
COVID-19 Update: Our Nanaimo office can help if you need to sign legal documents in the presence of a lawyer.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, there may be urgent cases where you must appear before a lawyer to sign legal documents such as affidavits, Powers of Attorney, or land title transfer documents. We can accommodate these circumstances at our Nanaimo office. If you find yourself in a situation where you must sign a document in person before…
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During this uncertain time, it’s important for all of us to do what we can to ensure that our healthcare resources are prioritized for those who really need them. To support our front line healthcare professionals and protect the health of our communities, we hope you will join us in taking steps to limit unnecessary…