Renée Pelletier
Renée Pelletier
Managing Partner at Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
(416) 981-9456
(416) 981-9350
250 University Ave, Fl 8, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON); 2013 (NB)
Renée Pelletier is the managing partner at OKT. Renée is of Maliseet ancestry. Her practice includes work on Aboriginal, treaty rights litigation and specific claims. She has litigated judicial review applications and appeared before various levels of courts on motions, trials and appeals. Renée was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in the high-profile case R. v. Ipeelee, 2012 SCC 13. Renée regularly advises and represents her Indigenous clients on consultation matters, regulatory and environmental matters, reserve land management and impacts and benefits agreements. Renée is especially passionate about assisting her Indigenous clients in achieving greater self-determination. Renée has served as a member of the Independent Federal Environmental Assessment Expert Review Panel. Recently, Renée was one of the lead counsel in Canada's first Aboriginal title to water case. She is a frequent guest lecturer in Aboriginal and Environmental Law and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of New Brunswick Law School and the Osgoode Professional Development Program where she teaches courses related to Aboriginal law. Renée is a member of the New Brunswick and Ontario Bars and the Indigenous Bar Association. She is French Acadian and she is fluently bilingual in French and English.
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