Indigenous Bar Association 27th Annual Fall Conference

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Event date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Indigenous Bar Association
Toronto, Ontario

The Indigenous Bar Association 27th Annual Fall Conference is October 15-17, 2015 at Chelsea Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario. With the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, the focus of this year’s Conference is “What Do We Mean By Reconciliation?” Areas of discussion will include:

  • Law and Justice;
  • Education; Law, Arts and Culture, and Communities.
  • The theme of this year’s Conference is titled, Reconciliation: The Grounding of Law.  
  • We will create an opportunity for industry, government, academics and legal practitioners to discuss strategies for implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recently released Calls to Action.

On October 15, 2015, we offer three CPD workshops, indicated below. To view the agenda, please see the website

CPD A – Indigenous Legal Ethics and Professionalism – It is a 3hr workshop that will explore various issues related to ethics and professionalism particularly for Indigenous Lawyers and Lawyers acting for Indigenous Clients. Topics to be discussed include: Who is the Client; Understanding Privilege and Dealing with Conflicts. A round table discussion of fact scenarios that Lawyers may be faced with in their practice. 

CPD B – Judicial Reviews (1.5 hrs) – This course is designed for those coming new to the judicial review process within Aboriginal law. An overview of the Aboriginal law judicial review process will be provided including standards of review, standing, forms of relief and alternative dispute resolution. The course will also include consideration of common grounds for judicial review with a focus on recent case law

CPD C Revenue Sharing Agreements – (1.5hr) This course will address the following the underlying legal basis and framework for resource revenue sharing, overview of various agreement type currently underway to create revenue sharing, typical clauses for releases/abeyance/indemnities of Indigenous rights and underlying Indigenous Perspective to Revenue Sharing.