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Michelle M. Ellison*

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Michelle M. Ellison*

Partner
*Law Corporation
Direct Phone: (604)983-7635

Assistant: Jacqueline Yarschenko

Education

  • BA from University of Western Ontario
  • LL.B from University of Victoria

Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia 1999
  • Canadian Bar Association

Michelle has worked on major Aboriginal litigation and negotiation files on behalf of First Nation clients. Her practice is focused on preparing and negotiating specific claims.

Michelle has published papers and been a presenter at the following conferences:

  • “Development of Aboriginal Lands: Successes, Risks and Environmental Concerns Respecting Contaminated Sites” presented at the Pacific Business and Law Institute Conference, September 26, 2012.
  • “Concerns with the BC Environmental Assessment Process from a First Nations Perspective” presented at the Pacific Business and Law Institute Conferences, Environmental Law and Canada’s First Nations, February 7 and 8, 2007 and Mining in Aboriginal Communities, March 11 & 12, 2009
  • “Personal Information Protection: What you need to know about Employee Privacy and New Legislation” presented at Infonex Conference Effective Human Resource Management in Aboriginal Communities, September 27-30, 2004

Community Involvement:

  • University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre – founding member
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House – Past Director
  • The Land Conservancy of British Columbia – past Director
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Vancouver Chapter – Former Executive Committee Member, and current Volunteer
  • North Vancouver Secondary School Drama Association – volunteer

B.C. First Nations’ lawyers say Ottawa failed to consult on Trans Mountain expansion