MES (York), JD (Osgoode), of the Bars of Ontario, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories
Lorraine Land is a partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend (OKT), and practices Aboriginal rights and environmental law. She regularly advises Aboriginal clients and appears before Courts and tribunals on Aboriginal land rights and claims, Aboriginal consultation issues, impacts and benefits agreements, energy project reviews, and environmental matters.
Ms. Land has a Masters of Environmental Studies (with a concentration on Aboriginal co-management regimes), and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Before she was a lawyer, she worked for various national church and Aboriginal organizations on Aboriginal rights and environmental issues. Prior to re-joining OKT in 2009, Ms. Land 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 civil legal services in the territory.
In 2009, Ms. Land 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, Northwest Territories and Nunavut bars, and has served on the executive of various bar association chapters.
Ms. Land is adjunct faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School and in the Osgoode Professional Development Program, teaching courses related to Indigenous peoples and Canadian law. She currently serves on the Board of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association.
She is the co-editor of the 5th edition of the widely-used Aboriginal Law Handbook. She is recognized as a leading expert in the field of Aboriginal Law by the Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada.