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October 20 & 21, 2015- Debwewin First Nation Jury Review Committee Meeting

The First Nation Jury Review Committee will meet on October 20 & 21, 2015, at the Da Vinci Centre in Thunder Bay. The First Nation Jury Review Committee was one of the key recommendations from Justice Iacobucci’s report, First Nations Representa...

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Adam Nobody Update: Constable Andalib-Goortani pleads guilty to discreditable conduct

Yesterday, Cst. Andalib-Goortani of the Toronto Police Service pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct in a disciplinary hearing held pursuant to the Police Services Act. The misconduct plea arises from an incident at the G20 protests in 2010 where Cst. A...

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Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth: Summary

This joint inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of seven First Nations youth who died under similar circumstances while attending school in Thunder Bay: Reggie Bushie, Jethro Anderson, Jordan Wabasse, Kyle Morriseau, Curran Strang...

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Legacy of Residential Schools and Reconciliation- Law Society Event

The Law Society of Upper Canada, in partnership with Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, held a Reconciliation event on Thursday, September 10th entitled “Legacy of Residential Schools and Reconciliation- What Does It Mean for Us?”  ...

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Falconers LLP Celebrates New Branding, Firm Day

Falconers LLP celebrated its new branding (courtesy of Brees Communications) and website (courtesy of Cm2 Media) at our annual Firm Day.  Sam Trentadue from the Ontario Falconry Centre was on hand to demonstrate birds of prey, including falcons! All phot...

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July 9, 2015 – Angel Sue Larkman v. Attorney General of Canada

An application for leave brought to the Supreme Court of Canada was denied today. Ms. Angel Sue Larkman sought to set aside an Order in Council, dated December 1952, that purported to “voluntarily enfranchise” Ms. Larkman’s grandmother, Laura Flood...

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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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