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Three Day Hearing Commences at Human Rights Tribunal

From March 22 to 24, 2017, a nationally televised human rights hearing will be held in Ottawa, where Falconers LLP lawyers Julian Falconer and Akosua Matthews, representing Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), will be delivering oral arguments for Indigenous Chil...

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REMOTENESS QUOTIENT TABLE LAUNCHED: NAN and Canada Announce Ground Breaking Remoteness Quotient Table To Address Discrimination in Supports for Indigenous Children of Remote Communities

Today, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett formally signed an Agreement creating a ground breaking Remoteness Quotient (“RQ”) Table to develop a new funding formula that equi...

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Falconers LLP Weighs In On the Injustices of Solitary Confinement

Falconers LLP lawyer, Julian Falconer, is joined on panel by Robert King, and Albert Woodfox of “The Angola 3”. Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace spent a combined total of 113 years in solitary confinement for crimes they did not...

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NAN Files Latest Submissions in Historic Case Seeking Indigenous Child Welfare Equity

On February 28, 2017, Falconers LLP, representing Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), filed its latest legal arguments for Indigenous Child Welfare Equity with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”). These submissions were filed as part of the ongoi...

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Convicted Police Officers: A City News Investigation

City News has launched an investigation into police officers who have been convicted of criminal offences, yet remain on the job. Julian Falconer, who has represented many family members and individuals who have been the victim of police use of force was ...

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10-Year Anniversary of First Nation Child Welfare Human Rights Complaint

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”), an interested party in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada complaint, are represented by Falconers LLP lawyers Julian Falconer, Akosua Matthews, and Anthony Mo...

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Nokiiwin Tribal Council’s Access to Justice Forum

Today, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, Counsel for Chief Jim Leonard, and the Rainy River First Nations community are in Thunder Bay at the Nokiiwin Tribal Council’s Access to Justice Forum. Day 1 of 2: Chief Jim Leonard, Juli...

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NAN Chief’s Forum: Children, Youth, and Families

This week, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Akosua Matthews, Counsel for Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”), are in Thunder Bay at the NAN’s Chief’s Forum on Children, Youth, and Families. This forum involves First Nations partners, f...

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OIPRD Extends Submissions to Address Systemic Racism within Thunder Bay Police Service

The systemic review of Ontario’s police watchdog was prompted by complaints that the drowning death of Stacey Debungee in 2015, was too quickly deemed non-criminal by police. Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, represent the ...

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Falconers Associate Delivers Keynote Address at Annual Black Law Students’ Conference

Falconers LLP associate, Anthony Morgan, delivered a keynote address at Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSAC) Annual Gala on February 11, 2017 , following BLSAC’s 26th Annual Conference. The theme of this year’s conference wa...

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NAN Continues the Fight for Fairness in Child Welfare Services

This week, Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer, Akosua Matthews and Anthony Morgan, are in Ottawa serving as counsel for Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) during the cross-examinations of some of Canada’s main witnesses from Health Canada and Indige...

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Trump Take This!

Lawyer, Asha James’ family from Washington D.C. visited us today for our weekly 4 o’clockers celebration at Falconers LLP!

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