Peguis First Nation – Manitoba
Sarah Sinclair is a fourth-year associate. She was born and raised in Calgary and is a member of Peguis First Nation, an Ojibway-Cree, Treaty 1 Nation in Manitoba. In July 2015 she was called to the Bar in Alberta and joined Eagle Law as a junior associate.
Sarah is pursing her passion for Aboriginal law by improving access to justice for Indigenous individuals, businesses, and communities. Her specialty is serving Indigenous clients through the following areas of law:
-wills and estates: providing wills, personal directives, powers of attorney, and grants of administration;
-administrative: assisting with government processes like getting status cards;
-employment: assisting with policy, discipline, and termination for both employees and employers;
-human rights: guidance through the Alberta Human Rights Commission complaint process;
-divorce: uncontested desk divorces; and
-legal research and writing: support for senior counsel in all areas of law, especially Indigenous land claims and governance.
Since 2014 Sarah has been involved with Calgary Legal Guidance, a non-profit dedicated to providing holistic, free legal services to people who cannot otherwise afford lawyers. Sarah articled at CLG as their first Indigenous student. She worked on the creation of a new Indigenous People’s Outreach Program at CLG, and is now a member of the Sahwoo Mohkaak Tsi Ma Taas steering council to continue that work. As a CLG volunteer Sarah attends a monthly outreach clinics per month at the Métis Region 3 office. At these clinics she provides free legal advice and legal services to Indigenous people.
Education & Affiliations:
-University of Calgary, Bachelor of Art, English Major & Political Science Minor;
-University of Saskatchewan, Program of Legal Studies for Native People;
-University of British Columbia, Juris Doctor; Law Society of Alberta,
-Indigenous Bar Association, Member; and
-Calgary Bar Association, Member.
In her free time Sarah plays NES, pretends to work out at the gym, and cultivates her love of live music.