PBLI’s 2018 Specific Claims Conference Chaired by Leah Pence

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On December 13-14, 2018, Leah Pence of Mandell Pinder LLP will be chairing the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on specific claims in Vancouver. The conference is a great opportunity for Indigenous leaders and lawyers to learn about recent developments in this area of the law from experts in the field. Speakers at the conference will include the Honourable Harry Slade, Chairperson of the Specific Claims Tribunal, and Mandell…

So you’re thinking about intervening…

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When a case with the potential to affect First Nations’ title, rights, and interests is proceeding before a court, tribunal or board, clients often ask whether they can intervene and have their voices heard. Interveners play important roles by bringing fresh perspectives and by helping courts understand the broader context of the issues before them. Courts are often open to hearing from Tribal Councils or coalitions of First Nations for these…