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July 2, 2015 – Adam Nobody

On behalf of Adam Nobody, lawyers Julian Falconer and Marc Gibson from Falconers LLP have filed a Notice of Appeal in the disciplinary hearing for officers involved in Mr. Nobody’s arrest at the G20 Summit in Toronto. At the Queen’s Park rally dur...

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June 25, 2015 – Webcasting Convocation

Today, the Law Society of Upper Canada voted to make webcasting a permanent feature of Convocation.  Julian Falconer, as a Bencher,  has been a major proponent of this initiative since its inception. Read the transcript of June 25 Convocation LSUC webca...

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June 2, 2015 – Truth and Reconciliation

Today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report regarding residential schools.  Click here to access the six volume report on the TRC’s website. Julian Falconer, Julian Roy, and Meaghan Daniel of Falconers LLP have represe...

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May 26, 2015- Wind Farms: Cedar Point Information Session

A public information session was held on May 26, 2015 for residents in Camlachie with regard to the Suncor Cedar Point Industrial Wind Power Plant Project.  Lawyers Julian Falconer and Asha James of Falconers LLP attended this information session and add...

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May 21, 2015 – R v Kokopenace Decision

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling in the matter of R v. Kokopenace.  Justice Moldaver, writing for the majority, allowed the Appeal, stating that the order for a new trial is set aside and Mr. Kokopenace’s manslaughter conviction...

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May 1, 2015 – LSUC Bencher Election Results

“This is a very good day for those at the Law Society who have been pushing for governance reform.  The reality of the limits on bencher terms, combined with a culturally diversified and energized new Bench means that real reform is on the horizon....

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April 14, 2015 – Inquest into the Death of Seven First Nations Youth

The Inquest into the Death of Seven First Nations Youth began today with a hearing to broaden scope of the Inquest.  Nishnawbe Aski Nation, represented by lawyers Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, is in attendance to argue that the scope should be expa...

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March 23, 2015- The Latest on Operation Invite: Fort William First Nation

Acting as support for a team from Nishnawbe Aski Nation, lawyers Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel from Falconers LLP are traveling to conduct community visits in Fort William First Nation, providing information about Coroners Inquest juries and offering...

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March 19, 2015 – Ontario Divisional Court Grants Appeal

Today the Ontario Divisional Court granted Donald Hervieux’s appeal from the dismissal of a medical negligence action.  Mr. Hervieux, who lost all vision in one eye after being treated by the Respondent doctors, had his claim summarily dismissed by...

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March 17, 2015 – Operation Invite: Pic River and Pic Mobert

A team from Nishnawbe Aski Nation, supported by lawyers Julian Roy and Marc Gibson from Falconers LLP, is traveling to conduct community visits in Pic River First Nation and Pic Mobert First Nation, providing information about Coroners Inquest juries and ...

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What they say about Julian as Bencher

  • The Indigenous Bar Association is pleased to endorse Julian Falconer in his candidacy as a Bencher with the Law Society of Upper Canada. Julian is committed to Aboriginal Justice and supporting diversity among the bar. Julian is an advocate for change and access to justice. It is a pleasure and an honour to endorse Julian Falconer.

    Koren Lightning-Earle
    President, Indigenous Bar Association

  • Please consider casting your vote for Julian Falconer in the Bencher Election. I am a great admirer of Julian’s career, and his pursuit of social justice. We have served as benchers together for four years, and I have been deeply impressed by the many ways in which he has helped to forward equality issues. The legal profession would do well to send him to Osgoode Hall as our representative for another term.

    Constance Backhouse
    Bencher 2003-15, Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

  • The Women in Criminal Law Committee encourages everyone to vote for Julian Falconer so we have a strong voice supporting PLAP and other initiatives to retain and promote diversity in the profession. Julian Falconer was instrumental in ensuring the continuation of the Parental Leave Assistance Program (PLAP). He worked tirelessly to ensure that the motion put forward to Convocation to end the program was defeated. He is keenly aware of the issues facing sole practitioners generally. He understands the challenges, financial and otherwise, facing those who leave practice for a period of time to start a family. PLAP will be back on the LSUC agenda during the next Bencher term.

    Breese Davies
    Sole Practitioner, Vice-President, Criminal Lawyers Association

  • As president of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Ontario, I have had the privilege of discussing our issues with Julian and I have carefully followed his progress as a Bencher. Julian has always advocated for the Bar generally. He has supported the Defence bar through his Bencher work particularly by being a strong proponent of programs such as parental leave, Legal Aid, and with innovation as the Chair of the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group. I strongly recommend him for re-election. I count on him and you can too.

    Anthony Moustacalis
    President, Criminal Lawyers’ Association

  • Over the years Julian Falconer has been an advocate for Nishnawbe Aski Nation on a variety of issues. In his role as a Bencher, he has established an important bridge between us and the Law Society. Mr. Falconer has helped to create real, purposeful change by challenging the status quo; using his voice to get important issues, especially those affecting Indigenous populations, onto the radar in order to advance the fight for a more just society. He is a fierce and tireless advocate, who holds those in positions of power accountable, and by doing so, creates a more even playing field and increases access to justice for all.

    Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler
    Nishnawbe Aski Nation

  • I support Julian Falconer for Bencher because he is a strong and respectful voice for our Indigenous communities. As a Past President of the Indigenous Bar Association and a legal practitioner for the last seventeen years, I have experienced firsthand Julian’s style of advocacy in respect of Indigenous justice issues. Julian has been at the forefront on key Aboriginal justice issues both provincially and nationally including the Iacobucci Inquiry into Justice Issues in the North and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission litigation regarding residential school survivors. In his capacity as Co-Chair of the Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee Julian has proven to me that he listens and he values the input of the Aboriginal bar. I have no doubt that he will continue to bring a strong voice to issues for Indigenous peoples at Convocation.

    Dianne Corbiere
    Managing Partner, Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Past President of the Indigenous Bar Association

  • I am voting for Julian Falconer for Bencher and I urge you to vote for him. Here is why: I have been a Bencher continuously for the last twenty-five years and became a life bencher in 2007. For the last five years Julian has been a progressive voice at Convocation on a number of important issues. Given the nature of Julian’s practice he has naturally been a voice for small firms and sole practitioners. He has also taken a very strong stand on important social justice issues.

    Paul Copeland
    Bencher, Co-founder of the Law Union of Ontario, Past Vice-President of the Criminal Lawyers Association, Past Co-President of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted

  • I have known Julian for about 20 years. I have always known him to be supportive of all communities and of issues dealing with equity and fairness. He is committed and is also a fearless champion for the voiceless. I fully support Julian Falconer for Bencher.

    Sandy Thomas
    Former President of CABL Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada

  • As Chair of the Equity Advisory Group, I’ve worked closely with Julian, who co-chairs the Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee. Julian has championed the Equity Advisory Group, diversity, and indigenous issues. He is an inclusive and progressive leader who seeks and listens to input from diverse sources for a full appreciation of the issues. As a Bencher, Julian has brought fresh and innovative ideas to the Committee and to Convocation. Julian has my full support for re-election.

    Sandra Nishikawa
    Chair of the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society

  • I am proud to have been a friend and colleague of Julian’s for 25 years. I am supporting Julian as a Bencher for several reasons, including his commitment to fearless advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities, his dedication to developing the law and institutional structures to change our society for the better, and his commitment to his work as a Bencher in the last five years.

    Freya Kristjanson
    Counsel to Wardle Daley Bernstein Bieber LLP

  • I support Julian Falconer for Bencher.  I was an elected Bencher for fourteen years, and served as Treasurer from 2008-2010.  I have worked with Julian on files including the Ipperwash Inquiry (2004-2007) and the Jury Roll Challenge in the North.  Julian is passionate and committed to equity and diversity in the profession and to serving and ensuring access to justice for all Ontarians.  He brings his compassion and commitment to his work as a Bencher.

    Derry Millar
    Former Treasurer, Law Society, 2008-10, Senior Partner, WeirFoulds LLP


Falconers LLP is a firm specializing in civil, constitutional, and criminal litigation, with a particular focus on state accountability.


Nishnawbe Aski Nation Winter Chiefs Assembly

  • January 31, 2017

Today, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) opens its winter Assembly today in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation at the DaVinci Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Julian Falconer and Falconers LLP serve as counsel to Grand Chief Fi...

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Falconers LLP Congratulates our Newest Lawyer

  • January 27, 2017

  CONGRATULATIONS! We are proud to welcome Elysia Petrone-Reitberger as Counsel who, today, was called to the Bar of The Law Society of Upper Canada.  Elysia will be joining our Northern office in Thunder Bay.  Falconers LLP offers our most heartfe...

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Need for Governmental Action: Wapekeka First Nation

  • January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017: Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) called for a coordinated emergency response. Falconers LLP serves as counsel to Grand Chief Fiddler and NAN. This response demands the federal and provincial governments to take ...

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Falconers LLP specializes in civil, constitutional, and criminal litigation, with a particular focus on state accountability.

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