AFN Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Conference for Frontline Workers

The IBA presented to the AFN Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Conference for Frontline Workers in Vancouver, BC on September 12th, 2006. The IBA presentation addressed Lawyers’ Roles & Responsibilities in light of the May 8, 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

The presentation had a particular focus on the issues of professional responsibility, the role of law societies in governing the legal profession, and the Guidelines adopted by some law societies to address issues arising out of IRS litigation. Other matters discussed include contingency fee agreements; wills & estates issues; and issues arising when retaining a lawyer.

View the IBA presentation

View the Law Society of Upper Canada Guidelines for Lawyers Acting in Cases Involving Claims of Aboriginal Residential School Abuse

Contact information for all law societies via the Federation of Law Societies website