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Dianne Corbiere one of the Top 25 Lawyers in Canada

by ecnationtalk on September 12, 20123050 Views

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For Immediate Release 

OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (IBA) celebrates Indigenous lawyer, Dianne Corbiere on being named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential in the Justice System and Legal Profession, by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.  Corbiere was one of 5 extraordinary lawyers in Canada recognized as a Changemaker, for her work advancing the rights of First Nations and her leadership within Canada’s Indigenous legal community.September 11, 2012

Corbiere is a member of M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, and has been a partner with her law firm Nahwegahbow Corbiere since 2000.   Corbiere serves First Nation clients across Canada and her all-Indigenous firm is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal Law firms.

“The IBA is very proud of Dianne Corbiere,” says Koren Lightning-Earle, President of the IBA.  “Dianne is a past president of the IBA and an outstanding advocate for First Nations in Canada.   This award is reflective of Corbiere’s leadership and tireless advocacy. The IBA is thrilled that Corbiere is the first Indigenous lawyer in Canada to be named in the Top 25 Lawyers.  She is a great role model and we know she will continue to be recognized for her outstanding skills and commitment to her clients, both in and out of the courtroom.”

Corbiere will be speaking at the IBA’s upcoming 24th Annual Fall Conference, October 18-20, 2012 in Winnipeg.  “We look forward to celebrating Canadian Lawyers Magazine’s recognition of Dianne as one of Canada’s Top 25 Lawyers at our annual fall conference.  As one of Canada’s top Legal Changemakers, we are delighted to have her leading a professional development session on Practice Management, including how to maximize efficiency using the latest technology”, adds Lightning-Earle.

The IBA invites First Nation, Métis and Inuit community members, leaders, lawyers, judges, students and others to attend the fall conference, “As Long as the River Flows: Indigenous Governance and Jurisdiction over Water”.  A second IBA conference, “Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Accessing Justice and Reconciliation”, will precede the fall conference on October 17-18, 2012, and highlight groundbreaking research being done in communities across Canada to revitalize Indigenous Laws as communities deal with the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.

For further information contact Koren Lightning-Earle , President of the Indigenous Bar Association at: klightning-earle@indigenousbar.ca or at 780.721.2345 or visit our website at www.indigenousbar.ca.

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