Prominent First Nations Lawyer Katherine Hensel Joins Fogler RubinoffJanuary 28, 2022
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is pleased to announce that Katherine Hensel has joined the firm as a Partner with our Indigenous law practice group. A citizen of the Secwepemc Nation, Katherine has built a diverse practice providing advice and acting in disputes concerning the assertion of Indigenous and treaty rights, the duty to consult, commercial matters, public inquiries (including British Columbia’s Missing and Murdered Women’s Inquiry, as counsel for the Native Women’s Association of Canada), child welfare matters, and select criminal cases. Katherine is the recipient of a number of awards for her innovative and passionate advocacy for human rights and the advancement of social justice, including the Minaake Award for Human Rights and Advocacy from the Native Women’s Resource Centre and the Arleen Goss Young Advocates Award from the Advocates Society.
Katherine is regularly asked by law faculties, professional associations and regulatory bodies, First Nations and Tribal Councils, and others to speak and teach in her field of practice. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law from 2011 to 2019. Katherine was also a member of Ontario’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee from 2017 to 2020. Prior to joining Fogler Rubinoff, Katherine founded and served Indigenous clients through her own firm, Hensel Barristers, from 2011 to 2021. During that time, she was repeatedly acknowledged by LEXPERT in its rankings. In 2021, the Globe and Mail recognized Hensel Barristers as one of the top 19 law firms in Canada practicing in the field of Aboriginal and Indigenous law.
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