November 2018 This month’s spotlight is on longtime CLEBC contributor Jean Yuen of Boughton Law. Jean practises primarily in the area of Indigenous law, with a special emphasis on First Nations economic development.
October 2018 This month’s spotlight is on longtime CLEBC contributor Rhaea Bailey. Rhaea is a Métis lawyer who practised family law, child protection law, and Indigenous law before her current position as the Manager of Indigenous Services at the Legal Services Society of BC.
A CLEBC employee recently asked me how many Indigenous languages are spoken in Canada. Not knowing the answer immediately spurred me to want to do some research, so this week’s post is all about stats, stats, stats!
September 2018 This month’s spotlight is on longtime CLEBC contributor Art Vertlieb, QC of Vertlieb & Co. Art is a trial lawyer who has appeared in criminal and civil matters in all levels of court, both provincial and federal, up to and including the Supreme Court of Canada.
“There is a real opportunity to look within our own country,” said Aaron Sam Sumexheltza, chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. “And I’m hopeful that industry, business and government will see First Nations young people – the fastest-growing demographic – and invest in them. Because I believe when First Nations people prosper, everyone else will prosper.”