Tarlan works closely with Indigenous communities to provide senior strategic and practical legal
advice to advance the client’s objectives. Her experience includes litigation and negotiations with respect to Crown consultation and accommodation, treaty and Aboriginal rights, environmental assessments, and natural resource development. She has significant experience advising on oil sands developments and often appears before energy regulators.
Tarlan aims to serve her clients through a commitment to listening and advocating for Indigenous peoples’ voices to be heard in the Canadian legal system. In her administrative law practice, she strives to help clients maneuver through and shape regulatory processes in a manner that provides the most meaningful opportunity to be heard from their perspective.
Tarlan was called to the bar in 2011. She articled and practiced in Edmonton before relocating to Vancouver in 2016. Tarlan joined Mandell Pinder in 2021.
LL.B., University of Alberta (2010)
B.A., University of Calgary (2006)
Regularly represents clients in relation to applications for oil and gas, energy and infrastructure projects.
Appears before energy regulatory agencies including, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission and BC Utilities Commission.
Represents Indigenous groups in consultation and accommodation processes with the Crown.
Assists Indigenous communities with negotiation and implementation of industry cooperation and relationship agreements.
Member of legal team in Section 35 rights and title litigation on behalf of Musqueam in the Cowichan Tribes et al litigation.
Member, Law Society Alberta
Member, Law Society of B.C.
Member, Canadian Bar Association