Christina Clemente joined Mandell Pinder LLP as an articling student in 2019 and became an associate with the firm in 2020. Christina is developing her legal practice in a variety of areas, including, Aboriginal title and rights litigation, specific claims, environment regulatory processes, adding lands to reserve, corporate and not-for profit society structuring, and governance.
Christina grew up in Victoria, in WSÁNEĆ territory and then went on to study law at the University of Ottawa in Algonquin Territory. As part of the University of Ottawa’s Indigenous Law Stream, Christina learned about the Anishinaabe, Cree, and Mohawk legal traditions in addition to studying Canadian Common law. Before working at Mandell Pinder LLP, Christina worked as a union representative and lead negotiator for support employees at McGill University, as a human rights advocate and community outreach coordinator for the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition, and as an international law researcher for the Refugee Hub in Ottawa.
Christina is passionate about working with Indigenous clients to achieve their goals through recognition of their inherent rights, securing community benefits, and building strong Indigenous led governance. When she is not practicing law, Christina is particularly fond of ocean swimming, hiking, and cooking large meals with friends and family.