Cathy Guirguis


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Cathy is a Partner at OKT LLP. Her practice is focussed on litigation and negotiations on behalf of First Nations across Canada, related to Aboriginal and treaty rights, including the duty to consult and accommodate. Cathy has represented clients in various proceedings, including a provincial inquest into an in-custody death, judicial review proceedings, and environmental assessment and review hearings. She also advises clients on employment matters and governance administration. She received her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and she also has a Masters of Environmental Studies.

While at law school, Cathy was a senior editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and she volunteered at Osgoode’s Community LEGAL AID Services Program, and Downsview Legal Aid Clinic. She has also worked with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), working on projects dealing with the duty to consult and accommodate, and indigenous environmental laws. Prior to law, Cathy worked in international development and she has a background in journalism.

Cathy is a member of the Ontario bar.

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