Indigenous Rights Law
About the Course
Questions from Julian Falconer, the founder of Falconer LLP's keynote from Future Lawyers' BE THE CHANGE 2021 Conference. He counsels on matters related to prisoner rights, police accountability, and human rights. Recently, he has been focused on Indigenous-side representation.
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Julian Falconer holds degrees from the University of Alberta, McGill University, and the University of Toronto in addition to an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Guelph-Humber. He is a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and an author, writing extensively on issues of race and civil liberties, and co-authoring the book, the Annotated Coroners Act. In the true tradition of a Barrister, Julian Falconer’s practice takes him to civil, administrative and criminal courts at both trial and appellate levels, including the Supreme Court. He is bilingual and has argued cases in both English and French.
More recently, with the firm’s expansion from Southern Ontario into the North, his work has expanded to focus on Indigenous-side representation on matters including child welfare, education, equitable service provision, and community governance, always focusing on the unique remedies required for reconciliation. Specifically, this work has included representation of the two largest First Nations police forces in negotiation of legislated standards of policing, representation on the Inquest into the deaths of Seven Youth in Thunder Bay, and as Counsel for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over a five year period in respect of document collection litigation.