Alex Arsenault joined Mandell Pinder LLP as an articling student in 2018 and became an associate with the firm in 2019. Alex’s practice areas include Aboriginal title and rights litigation, governance, consultation, and community development. Alex has assisted in litigation at the federal court, and the British Columbia Supreme Court, in addition to continuously assisting in negotiation, arbitration, and community engagement projects.
Alex grew up in New Brunswick, and is a proud descendant of the Acadian people with Mi’kmaq nation and Irish ancestry. He is committed to bringing real results for Indigenous people in the reconciliation journey. During his studies at McGill University, he summered at a boutique Aboriginal law firm in Montreal. Also in Montreal, Alex co-facilitated the legal information clinic at the Native Friendship Centre, which serves Indigenous people across the Montreal metropolitan area. His academic interests focus on Indigenous laws and governance, intellectual property and traditional knowledge, and the legal and cultural impacts of technology within Indigenous communities. Alex is passionate about and remains committed to advancing Indigenous perspectives and bolstering Indigenous voices in Canadian society.
Outside of the office, Alex enjoys playing volleyball, design, travel, and the beach.
Alex is fluent in French and English.
B.A., Concordia University, 2014
LL.B./B.C.L., McGill University, 2018
Professional Standing & Affiliations
Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, Canadian Bar Association