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PBLI’s 2018 Specific Claims Conference Chaired by Leah Pence

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 […]

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Conference on Understanding and Implementing UNDRIP, June 12-13, 2018

On June 12-13, 2018, Brenda Gaertner of Mandell Pinder LLP along with Geoff Plant, Q.C. will be co-chairing the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on understanding and implementing the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Vancouver. The conference will bring together experts from  First Nations, government, industry, academia and the Indigenous legal […]

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PBLI Conference on Indigenous Law, April 25-26, 2018

On April 25-26, 2018, the Pacific Business & Law Institute will be hosting a conference in Vancouver on current issues in Indigenous Law.  Elin Sigurdson of Mandell Pinder will be presenting on the litigation that has taken place around the Northern Gateway Pipeline and Trans Mountain Pipeline projects.  The conference will also include discussions on recent decisions […]

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PBLI Conference on Aboriginal Litigation and Negotiation, December 12-13, 2017

On December 12-13, 2017, Rosanne Kyle will be co-chairing the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on Aboriginal Litigation and Negotiation in Vancouver.  The conference will include many of the leading experts in the field who will address topics such as utilizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in negotiations and disputes, getting an […]

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Conference on Real Estate Development on First Nation Lands, September 20-21, 2016

On September 20-21, 2016, the Pacific Business & Law Institute will host a conference titled  “Real Estate Development on First Nation Lands“ in Vancouver.  The conference will assemble a number of experts in the field to offer insights and practical considerations, and to review the necessary legal processes to successfully develop a project.   Janelle Dwyer […]

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Overview of Directors and Officers Duties and Liabilities

This paper provides an overview of directors’ and officers’ duties and liabilities. For individuals that are acting as directors, or contemplating acting as directors of corporations, understanding these duties and liabilities is good governance and helps to protect against liability, both for the corporation and personally. For First Nations that own corporations, understanding the scope […]

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Update on Recent Caselaw

This legal update, presented on September 28, 2015 to the Annual General Assembly of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, provides a round-up of some of the cases that have been decided in the last few months, and the trends these cases reveal. I.             Consultation Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource […]

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