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.

Covid-19 Update: Phase 2 – Reopening Safely at RLR Lawyers

As of May 20, 2020, RLR Lawyers has reviewed the B.C. government and other health authority websites, and we continue to comply with health directions and prudent practices. As we start to reopen our offices, we also want to share the measures we are taking to protect our clients, our staff, and our communities. The…

Parenting Arrangements and COVID-19

COVID-19 poses distinct challenges for families who share parenting time between two households. Many parents wonder if transitioning a child back and forth between homes is a safe practice during a pandemic. In these unusual times, most co-parenting arrangements can and should continue. Parents should not assume that an existing parenting schedule is automatically “paused”…

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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