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.
On November 30, 2020, the Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) came into force in B.C. This legislation will impact almost everyone who acquires or currently holds an interest in land through a corporation, partnership, or trust. In particular, LOTA: requires disclosure by individuals who hold, directly or indirectly, beneficial interests in land in British Columbia through a…
Early in July, Sheridan King joined Dave Monahan and Paul Holmes, of Smart Dolphins IT Solutions on their podcast, Island Thrive. Sheridan provided an update on employment law issues in B.C.’s current economic climate, focusing on temporary layoffs and COVID-19. Sheridan reviewed a broad range of employment law concepts that come into play when a B.C. employer…
Employment Lawyer Sheridan King Talks Employer Considerations Regarding Temporary Layoffs During COVID-19
Sheridan King, a member of our employment law team, joined Dan Hurley (Director and Chair-Elect of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance) to contribute to a series being broadcast by VIEA to help Island businesses manage the challenges created by the pandemic. Sheridan gave an overview of temporary layoffs under the B.C. Employment Standards Act, with particular…