Jeff Langlois

Associate

  • jlanglois@jfklaw.ca
  • P 604-687-0549 EXT 114
  • C 604-992-1680
  • 340 - 1122 Mainland Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5L1

Jeff Langlois practices civil litigation and aboriginal law in JFK’s Vancouver office, focusing on constitutional litigation, Crown consultation and environmental law.

 

In his aboriginal law practice, Jeff strives to support his clients’ efforts to protect and advance their Aboriginal and Treaty rights and expand First Nations’ self-determination over their lands and waters. Jeff advances his clients’ interests in a broad range of contexts, including through the courts, consultations with the Crown and negotiation with industry including, in regard to regulatory decisions, land use and strategic planning, oil and gas, mining, hydroelectric development and the implementation of land claims agreements.

Jeff has acted for First Nations, modern Treaty groups and other Indigenous organizations throughout Canada, with a particular emphasis on British Columbia, Alberta and Northern Canada. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and Yukon, as well as the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jeff also acts for non-Indigenous clients in civil litigation matters, with a focus on public, administrative and property law matters. Prior to joining JFK Law, Jeff practiced at a national law firm in Vancouver where he represented clients in a broad range of issues, including commercial and public litigation, insolvency and administrative law.

Practice Focus:

  • Civil litigation
  • Consultation and accommodation
  • Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
  • Regulatory hearings regarding resource development
  • Modern treaty interpretation and implementation
  • Environmental assessments

Qualifications:

  • Called to the Alberta Bar
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B.
  • University of Calgary, B.A.

Highlights

  • Counsel for the Gwich’in Tribal Council, a northern land claims organization, which intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the implementation of land use planning provisions in a modern treaty.

  • Counsel for Indigenous groups engaged in ongoing federal Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination negotiations.

  • Counsel for Alberta First Nation asserting an unjustified infringement of Treaty 6 rights resulting from the cumulative effects of resource development in its traditional territory.

  • Counsel for a coalition of Alberta First Nations participating in the environmental assessment of a proposed hydroelectric dam on the Peace River and associated judicial review proceedings.