Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Using the courts strategically to advance your Nation’s Rights
Our team of experienced litigators advance our clients’ interests in courts across the country. We prove and protect your rights through strategic litigation, including Aboriginal rights and title cases, Treaty infringement litigation, judicial reviews, and interventions in important cases.
Consultation, Accommodation and Regulatory Review
Making the Crown comply with the duty to consult and accommodate
We help our clients advance their right to free, prior and informed consent when consulting with the Crown. This includes helping Indigenous communities develop their own consultation processes, negotiate alternatives to the duty to consult framework, respond to referrals in their traditional territories, engage in environmental assessment processes, and challenge decisions made without proper consultation and accommodation.
Securing and implementing your community’s rights through complex negotiations
Our lawyers support Indigenous communities in advancing their rights and securing economic opportunities through complex negotiations with government and industry, including impact benefit agreements, complicated commercial agreements and modern treaties. We focus on pushing the envelope and ensuring that government and industry respond to what our clients want to achieve.
Economic Development and Governance
Helping build strong, sustainable communities
JFK Law works alongside Indigenous communities to advance self-government and build a solid foundation for economic development.
From our Blog
JFK Law is pleased to announce that Erin Thomson-Leach and Brock Roe are our newest Principals. JFK Law is now twelve years old and we have grown from a five person shop to a great team of lawyers, paralegals, consultants, support staff and managers. Our team represents the next generation of leaders in Aboriginal law
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JFK Law files claim against Alberta on behalf of Metis Settlements General Council seeking a stop to implementing Bill 57July 27, 2021 | JFK News, Of Interest
On July 27th, 2021 – the Metis Settlements General Council filed a Statement of Claim with the Court of Queen’s Bench against the Government of Alberta to stop the implementation of Bill 57 which amends the Metis Settlements Act. For this matter, the Metis Settlements General Council is represented by Robert Janes, QC and Christina
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On July 19, 2021, the Toronto Star published an interview featuring Associate, Christina Gray, entitled “Parks Canada’s Website features Egerton Ryerson – but no mention of his role in creating residential schools” by Political Reporter, Jacques Gallant. The article examines 34 “national historic person” designations that are currently under review by the government. Gallant notes
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