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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Spring Chiefs Assembly

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Spring Chiefs Assembly was held from May 17-19 in the traditional territory of Mattagami First Nation at the Days Inn, Timmins.  Lawyer Julian Falconer, of Falconers LLP, was in attendance.  The Assembly was broadcast live on ...

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Kocsis Appeal Quashed

On May 18, 2016, lawyer Asha James of Falconers LLP appeared before the Court of Appeal on behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) in the matter of NAN v. Ron Kocsis et al. Mr. Kocsis was appealing a ruling of of Justice Pierce of the Superior Court of Just...

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Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee Meeting May 17 and 18

The Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee meets in Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation,  May 17-18, 2016. The First Nation Jury Review Committee was one of the key recommendations from Justice Iacobucci’s report, First Nations Representat...

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Forcillo Sentencing Begins Today

Sentencing begins today for Const. James Forcillo, convicted in January of attempted murder in the shooting of Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar.  Constable Forcillo will be seeking house arrest and no jail time. Falconers LLP represents Sahar Bahadi, S...

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Court of Appeal Decision Supports Access to Justice in Small Claims Court

On April 25, 2016, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Hervieux v Huronia Optical.  Roberts JA, writing for a unanimous Court, dismissed the defendants’ appeal in a medical negligence case that tested the limits of a motion to stri...

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Anthony Morgan of Falconers LLP Wins Lexpert Zenith Award

Falconers LLP is proud to congratulate Anthony Morgan on winning a 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award. This prestigious award recognizes Anthony’s contributions towards achieving Diversity and Inclusion, both within the legal profession and in society. The aw...

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Falconers LLP Welcomes New Additions

Falconers LLP is proud to welcome our newest additions, Anthony Morgan and Krystyn Ordyniec. Anthony Morgan   Anthony Morgan is a graduate of McGill University, Faculty of Law’s bilingual program in which he earned degrees in both civil law and...

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Inquest Concludes, Closing Submissions May 24

The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth is adjourned until May 24, 2016, at which time closing submissions will be made and instructions given to the jury.  The evidence portion of the Inquest is now complete.  Lawyers Julian Falconer a...

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Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee Meeting April 19-20

The Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee meets in Aamjiwnaang, Ontario  April 19-20, 2016. The First Nation Jury Review Committee was one of the key recommendations from Justice Iacobucci’s report, First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries....

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Thunder Bay Inquest: Update

The Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth continues this week in Thunder Bay.  Lawyers Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, of Falconers LLP, are in attendance on behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. In the News Deep water   Jody Porter, CBC, ...

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Grand Chief Fiddler Testifies at Inquest

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation testified at the Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nation Youth today in Thunder Bay. “The system has failed these families in so many ways, and on so many levels,” the Grand Chief said. ...

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United Church of Canada Rejects Vosper Appeal, Gives No Reasons

After deliberating for more than three months, having received ten volumes of materials consisting of approximately 1700 pages of written submissions, this week the United Church of Canada appeal court (the Judicial Committee Executive) issued a one-page ...

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