Firm Profile

COMMUNITIES FIRST
Our approach is unique. We work with First Nations to ensure that the objectives are driven from the community. We work to ensure our approaches are supported by the community from conception through to implementation. We are honoured to attend our clients’ Traditional Territories at every opportunity, and we consider the relationships we build with community members as a key element of our practice.

RESULTS
We strive to exceed your expectations as efficiently as possible. We understand that First Nations have limited budgets, time, and resources. We understand that resolving a matter as quickly as possible means a greater benefit to your community.

EXPERIENCE
Our team is comprised primarily of Senior Lawyers who each have over 20 years of legal experience working with First Nation communities and issues. Our team and our association with other specialized law firms allow us to assist with virtually any issue facing First Nations governments and communities. In addition, over the years, we have established relationships with several key consultants and experts who provide invaluable technical assistance. This means you benefit from our vast understanding and experience, resulting in more beneficial outcomes for less money.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY & COST-EFFECTIVE
We strive to significantly reduce our carbon footprint by utilizing electronic, paperless files where possible. Through our use of modern technology, we can work closely with remote communities and can assist in keeping costs down. Our fees are set with the reality of First Nation budget considerations in mind. We know we are paid well for our work, and we believe the real benefit of our work should go to the community, not the lawyers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

In some cases, a matter cannot be resolved without litigation or the threat of litigation. Our team is keenly aware of recent case law and will always keep the client informed about their prospects of success and the risks of having the courts settle a matter. Our team of experienced trial lawyers, combined with our associations with senior litigation firms, provide you with the peace of mind that we can pursue a matter through the highest courts when required. Additionally, our lawyers are experienced in mediation and arbitration.

TRADITIONAL & COMMUNITY VALUES
We understand the dynamics of Canadian law, business, and politics required to assist and advance First Nation objectives. We recognize that, as professionals, we have an obligation to give back to the public through community service. We actively sponsor and support community events and individuals, carry certain files pro bono, and assist in finding referrals for matters where there are potential conflicts of interest. We believe these contributions will help lay the foundation for further growth and development