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Winnipeg lawyer first Indigenous head of Canadian Bar Association – Globalnews.ca

September 4, 2020

A Winnipeg lawyer became the first Indigenous person to head up the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) this week.

Brad Regehr, a partner with Maurice Law in Winnipeg, is from Saskatchewan’s Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, and began his tenure as CBA president Tuesday in a historic appointment for Canada’s legal community.

Regehr, who focuses on Aboriginal law, civil litigation and administrative law, previously served a two-year term as president of the CBA’s Manitoba branch.

He said he’s beginning his term by highlighting the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, and that it’s important for Indigenous people to be represented more broadly in the courtroom.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7316143/winnipeg-lawyer-first-indigenous-head-of-canadian-bar-association/