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Indigenous Initiatives

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The Law Society recognizes that First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples may face unique access to justice challenges.

As the broader movement of reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous Peoples takes shape, we too are working to build bridges and common understanding through engagement and dialogue. We will use what we learn to improve our services, as well as access to our services, by Indigenous communities.

Invitation to participate in Law Society Indigenous Advisory Group
The Indigenous Advisory Group (IAG) is currently seeking new members. Formally established in 2016 by the Law Society of Ontario, the IAG has played a critical role in advising the Law Society on matters impacting First Nations, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis lawyers and paralegals, as well as Indigenous community members in Ontario.

The deadline for replies is June 28, 2019.

Resources especially for Indigenous Peoples

Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

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More information about our Indigenous Initiatives

To regulate the legal professions effectively in the public interest, we are committed to being responsive to the diverse needs of all Ontarians. We are leading the way by building equity and access to justice principles into our services for the public and supports for lawyers and paralegals.

Read more about the Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples on the Law Society’s Gazette and in the news release of May 23, 2018