Jaimie Lickers, Gowling WLG

This year, Jaimie Lickers became the first Indigenous female partner in the firm. In 2015, Jaimie appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada on a landmark Aboriginal law case, Daniels v. Canada, and also secured major victories in Federal Court regarding the establishment of the Qalipu First Nation, garnering national media attention in Howse v. Canada and Foster v. Canada. In 2016, Jaimie represented the Chiefs of Ontario at the Supreme Court of Canada on a landmark Aboriginal law case dealing with the obligations of administrative boards in consulting with Aboriginal groups. She also represented a female Aboriginal client on the issue of Indigenous cultures with single-naming traditions. As a result of Jaimie’s advocacy, the Vital Statistics Act was amended, allowing for the birth registration of a child with a single name.
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