Jessica Orkin

Jessica Orkin

Partner at Goldblatt Partners LLP
(416) 979-4381
(416) 591-7333
20 Dundas St W, Suite 1039, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006
Partner at Goldblatt Partners, leads Aboriginal Law Practice Group. Broad litigation practice in criminal, civil and administrative law, emphasis on Aboriginal rights, constitutional 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; Charter s. 15 discrimination claims; environmental assessment and regulatory processes; injunction applications regarding development on Aboriginal lands; environmental stewardship and natural resource management, including negotiations with proponents; advice on consultation and accommodation; land management and governance; government relations; criminal matters concerning systemic issues affecting Indigenous people. Appears at all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. 2022–2023 Constitutional Litigator-in-residence, Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, University of Toronto. Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for Aboriginal law and Administrative & Public law. Practises in English and French.
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