Agenda - January 12th, 2021

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Rosanne Kyle

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

Mark Underhill

Arvay Finlay LLP

 

   9:10

Case Law Update

 

Jamie Arbeau

Ratcliff & Company LLP

 

  • A discussion of recent important cases in Aboriginal litigation

 

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

Morning Break

  10:25

The Honour of the Crown

 

Jack Woodward, Q.C.

Lawyer

 

  • Recent case law on the Honour of the Crown

 

  11:15

Questions and Discussion

  11:25

Litigating Charter Issues on behalf of Indigenous Peoples

 

Angela Bespflug

Murphy Battista LLP

 

Kris Statnyk

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

  • Indigenous class actions and Charter rights
  • Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation: Indigenous self-determination, inherent rights and the Charter

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25

Lunch Break

   1:25

Litigating Aboriginal Claims in the Modern Era

 

Jennifer Chow, Q.C.

Department of Justice Canada

 

Prothonotary Kathleen Ring

Federal Court of Canada

 

  • Case management in Federal Court: recent developments
  • Practice tips at the Federal Court
  • Online advocacy
  • Recent significant practice cases at the Federal Court

 

   2:15

Questions and Discussion

   2:25

Afternoon Break

   2:40

Addressing the Challenges of Overlapping Claims

 

Dr. Roshan Danesh, Q.C.

Lawyer

 

Erin Thomson-Leach

JFK Law

 

  • The case law on overlaps
  • Finding a better way forward: an institution to resolve overlaps between Nations
  • Designing appropriate resolution approaches, grounded in the UN Declaration and Indigenous legal orders

 

   3:30

Questions and Discussion

   3:40

Ethical and Practice Issues
 

Rosanne Kyle

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

Mark Underhill

Arvay Finlay LLP

 

  • Knowing your client and who you're acting for
  • Dealing with band council changes and disputes
  • The growing challenge of navigating conflicts

 

   4:30 Questions and Discussion
   4:40 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   4:45 Program Concludes