Jessica Orkin

Goldblatt Partners LLP

20 Dundas St W, Suite 1039
Toronto, ON M5G 2C2
Phone: (416) 977-6070
Fax: (416) 591-7333

Partner at Goldblatt Partners and leads the firm’s Aboriginal law practice group. Has a broad litigation practice in criminal, civil and administrative law, with an emphasis on Aboriginal rights, constitutional, human rights, and access to information law matters. Provides legal and strategic advice and advocacy to Indigenous governments, communities, organizations and individuals to advance and protect their rights and interests in interactions with governments, industry, the justice system and civil society. Aboriginal law practice includes complex Aboriginal title, rights and treaty litigation; environmental assessment and regulatory processes relating to mining, infrastructure and energy projects; injunction applications regarding development on Aboriginal lands; environmental stewardship and natural resource management, including negotiations with industry proponents; advice on the constitutional duty to consult and accommodate; government relations; criminal matters relating to systemic issues confronting Aboriginal people. Appears at all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Frequent speaker at legal conferences and seminars. Selected annually by Best Lawyers in Canada for Aboriginal law. Practises in both English and French.

Year Called to the Bar:2006
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