By Sarah Rider
Continuing Professional Development, Law Society of Saskatchewan
We’re please to be able to share a great new resource in response to the TRC Calls to Action with our members. Our colleagues at The Advocates’ Society have graciously agreed to share a guide they have produced for lawyers working with Indigenous Peoples.
Details related to the document were provided by Rose Yanco, Director of Education for The Advocates’ Society, and are included below along with links to the Law Society TRC page and the Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples:
“The Advocates’ Society, in partnership with the Indigenous Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario, have developed the Guide as a resource for litigators who are working with Indigenous peoples. The Guide is intended to act as a resource for lawyers to learn about important historical and cultural elements that provide context for the professional relationship between an Indigenous person and their lawyer. The Guide also provides practical tools to help lawyers represent Indigenous clients as effectively as possible, and a number of resources to encourage lawyers to continue their education.”