Cathy Guirguis

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MES, LLB (Osgoode), Law Society of Ontario

Cathy Guirguis is a partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. Her practice is focussed on advancing Aboriginal and treaty rights through litigation and negotiation. She has represented clients in applications and actions in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as in federal court and at the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also represented Indigenous clients in proceedings and tribunals regarding election processes, labour and employment, and environmental assessment. Ms. Guirguis provides negotiation advice regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights, land claims, and consultation, and she also advises clients on day-to-day employment matters and governance administration. She received her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, and she also has a Masters of Environmental Studies.

While at law school, Ms. Guirguis 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, Ms. Guirguis worked in international development and she has a background in journalism.

Ms. Guirguis is a member of the Ontario bar. She is listed as a “consistently recommended” lawyer in the Lexpert Directory.