National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks Canada’s first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which will be observed annually hereafter.  The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday which gives Canadians the opportunity to acknowledge the intergenerational harm that residential schools caused Indigenous families… Read more »

Congratulations to Elizabeth Zarpa

Elizabeth has accepted a position as legal counsel for Nunatsiavut Government. We congratulate Elizabeth on her new job, which will allow her to work for her own Nation and in her home town of Goose Bay, Labrador. We will miss Elizabeth, and the valuable perspective… Read more »

Best Lawyers in Canada 2022

We are pleased to announce that partners Micha Menczer, Kathryn Deo and Catherine Fagan have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the Aboriginal Law field. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in Canada list are divided by geographic region and… Read more »

Rosalind Campbell has joined Arbutus Law Group

We are excited to announce that Rosalind Campbell has joined the Arbutus Law Group LLP team as an Associate. Rosalind is based in Vancouver. She descends from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking people at xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and the Hul̕q̓umin̓um̓-speaking people at snəneyməxʷ (Nanaimo). Rosalind’s background provides her with… Read more »

Interview with Jody Wilson-Raybould (Puglaas)

On Friday June 18, 2021 at 10:00 Pacific, Kathryn Deo will be moderating a Q&A with The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould (Puglaas) as the keynote presentation of the CBA Aboriginal Law Online Symposium. Arbutus Law Group LLP is proud to sponsor the Symposium, and has directed… Read more »

Farewell to Erin Gray

After many years with us, Erin Gray has taken a position as a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law’s Marine Team. We wish her all the best in her new adventures.

Welcome to Jane Barriault

We are pleased to welcome Jane Barriault to the Arbutus Law Group LLP team as an associate. Jane is based in St. John’s, and is called to the bar in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as in New Brunswick. She has law degrees in both… Read more »

Recognition of Outstanding Contribution for Catherine Fagan

We are pleased to announce that in February 2021 our managing partner, Catherine Fagan was presented with an award from Indigenous Services Canada in ‘Recognition of Outstanding Contributions – Centre of Excellence on Matrimonial Real Property’.

Presentation to Law Society of Ontario

On November 10, 2020 at 11:25 Eastern, Kathryn Deo, Shayla Point and Marie Potvin will be participating in the Law Society of Ontario’s “Indigenous Law Issues 2020” conference. They will be giving a presentation on  the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and the Role of… Read more »