Lorraine Land is a partner at OKT, and she practices Aboriginal rights and environmental law. She regularly advises Aboriginal clients on land rights, land claims implementation, Aboriginal consultation issues, impacts and benefits agreements, co-management matters and Indian Act issues. Lorraine also provides legal assistance to non-profit corporations, and environmental organizations.
Before she was a lawyer, Lorraine worked for various national church and Aboriginal organizations on Aboriginal rights and environmental issues. Lorraine has a Masters of Environmental Studies (with a concentration on Aboriginal co-management regimes), and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has appeared before courts and tribunals on cases involving Aboriginal and treaty rights, Aboriginal consultation, land claims implementations, public law, energy project reviews, and environmental matters. Prior to re-joining OKT in 2009, Lorraine was Legal Counsel and the Acting Director of Legal Services for the Government of Nunavut, providing legal advice on a wide range of matters to the territorial government, and (as Acting Director) overseeing the provision of legal services in the territory.
In 2009, Lorraine received a Gold Key Alumni Award from Osgoode Hall Law School, for exceptional contributions to the legal profession and society, and accomplishment in the field of law. She is a member of the Ontario and Nunavut bars, past-chair of the Aboriginal Law Section of the Nunavut branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and served on the Executive of the Nunavut branch of the Canadian Bar Association.