Jacob Caouette

Articled Student


Jacob joins MT+Co. as an articling student in our Vancouver office, where he works primarily with our Business Law and Indigenous Law Groups. He is interested in the nexus of Indigenous and business law and building up Indigenous Nations and peoples through economic development.

Jacob is a proud member of Sts’ailes and will be the first to become a lawyer from his community.


Jacob is the secretary-treasurer of the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC). In this role, Jacob advocates for and ensures justice services are provided to Indigenous people who are in contact with the criminal justice system. While in this role, Jacob gained experience governing an Indigenous organization, handling financial administration, and working with government and stakeholders to advance the interests of clients.


Jacob is an avid fan of Formula 1. His favourite driver is Daniel Ricciardo, the Honey Badger, and he had the opportunity to see him race in Austin, Texas. Off the racetrack, Jacob loves connecting with nature by taking walks on the beach or along forest trails.

Jacob has a special interest in the development of space law. Under the guidance of Professor Dr. Graham Reynolds, Jacob authored a research paper on the legal frameworks governing space, both domestically and internationally, and explored potential future developments.


  • Juris Doctor (JD), Indigenous Legal Studies, University of British Columbia, 2024
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA), University of the Fraser Valley, 2021
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of BC (NCCABC), 2018-present
  • Invited by the Attorney General and Solicitor General of British Columbia to the Eleventh Justice Summit; the first summit on Indigenous Justice


  • Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Award, 2023
  • Mentor, Indigenous Legal Studies, 2022-2023
  • Academic Leadership Certificate, University of British Columbia, 2022
  • Presenter, Legal Education Outreach, 2021-2022
  • Kyla Lee Indigenous Law Students Award, 2022
  • Law Foundation First Nations Award, 2022
  • Indspire Building Brighter Futures Award, 2021
  • Facilitator, Chilliwack Restorative Justice, 2017
  • Volunteer, Chilliwack Community Policing, 2012