Jill Lewis interviewed on the CBC about extended parental leave

November 10, 2017
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Our very own Jill Lewis was interviewed yesterday by the CBC, discussing the changes to extended parental leave proposed in the 2017 Federal Budget. The proposal allows parents to take an extended parental leave of up to 18 months. The benefit rate for extended leave will be 33%, compared to the existing rate of 55% for 12 months.

Lanise Hayes in the Law Times

October 24, 2017
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Our very own Lanise Hayes was recently quoted in the Law Times article “Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making”. The article discussed Wills for Indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act who live on reserves.

Pam MacEachern at the Supreme Court of Canada

October 12, 2017
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This morning our very own Pam MacEachern appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Jeffrey G. Ewert v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, the Warden of Kent Institution and the Warden of Mission Institution). Pam was co-counsel for the interveners, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS).

Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2017
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On Friday, staff and lawyers at Nelligan O’Brien Payne came to work dressed in orange for Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to thousands of Indigenous children across Canada

Nelligan O’Brien Payne Celebrates 30 Years Supporting the Terry Fox Run!

September 18, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17th, members of Nelligan O’Brien Payne laced up their runners and hit the pavement bright and early for the 37th Annual Terry Fox Run. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to spend time with family and friends while also supporting The Terry Fox Foundation.