Corey Shefman


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Corey Shefman is an associate at OKT focusing on litigation and advocacy in court and at administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining OKT in December 2016, Corey practiced at a boutique Aboriginal litigation firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a focus on Aboriginal law and human rights law. He has appeared or made submissions at every level court in Manitoba, as well as the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Divisional Court.

Corey is called to the Bar in Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories, and regularly acts for clients in all three. He currently teaches the practice of Aboriginal Law at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law.

Corey grew up just north of Toronto. He received his BA from McGill University, an MA from Cardiff University in the UK and his LLB from the University of Manitoba. In his free time, Corey enjoys baking (you may have seen him on the first season of CBC's Great Canadian Baking Show), and reading and watching science fiction. Corey can often be found working on political or social justice campaigns. 

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Aboriginal rights litigation
  • Duty to Consult and Accommodate
  • Regulatory and Environmental law
  • Employment Law


Representative Work

  • Protected a sacred area in a Treaty 9 First Nation's traditional territory by securing an interim injunction against a mining company.
  • Counsel for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in an intervention before the Public Utilities Board that secured a discounted Hydro rate for on-reserve residents.
  • Worked with traditional Anishinabe lawmaking body at Sagkeeng First Nation to draft traditional laws, including a new Election Law.
  • Represented Garden River First Nation in Essar Steel Algoma's CCAA proceedings.
  • Lead counsel for First Nations at multiple environmental and regulatory proceedings, including the National Energy Board, Manitoba Clean Environment Commission and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
  • Bringing a defamation action against a prominent online commenter who had targeted a community leader with racist comments.
  • Expanding the scope of an Inquest to consider the role that systemic racism played in the death.

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