Kaitlin Ritchie


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Kaitlin Ritchie is an associate at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. She is a descendant of Chapleau Cree First Nation, and earned her JD at Osgoode Hall Law School.

At OKT, Kaitlin has a diverse practice, assisting First Nations in matters involving negotiations with various levels of government, specific claims, educational policy development, internal governance matters (advising on by-laws, membership codes, land codes, etc.), Aboriginal law and treaty rights, and constitutional law, including the duty to consult and accommodate.

While at Osgoode Law, Kaitlin was on the executive committee of Osgoode’s Indigenous Law Student’s Association (OISA) and volunteered with Osgoode’s Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP). In her final year at Osgoode, Kaitlin participated in the Osgoode Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments.

Prior to law school, Kaitlin completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Toronto graduating with high distinction, and obtained Master’s degree in Political Science from York University where she wrote her thesis on the role of the courts in advancing Aboriginal rights.

Kaitlin is a member of the Ontario and Indigenous Bar.

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