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.

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.

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

At RLR Lawyers, we are closing on September 30th to reflect upon the harm that residential schools have caused over multiple generations to Indigenous families, survivors, and communities.

Thank you for voting RLR Lawyers Best of the City 2022!

Ramsay Lampman Rhodes is pleased to announce that the firm was voted Best of the City 2022.

RLR Lawyers welcomes Brendan Gemmell

Ramsay Lampman Rhodes is pleased to announce that Brendan Gemmell has joined our Nanaimo office. Brendan has experience assisting clients in resolving a wide variety of family law matters both in and out of court. He also advises and represents clients in civil litigation matters. For Brendan’s contact details and to learn more about his…

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