Librande Law Office is a boutique law firm committed to providing the highest level of legal services to First Nations throughout Canada. We are committed to assisting First Nations in correcting injustice, both past and present, in a fair and effective manner.
Tim has provided legal advice to First Nations on all legal matters, including the development and settlement of Specific Claims, both through negotiation and the Specific Claims Tribunal, the duty to consult and the negotiation of Impact Benefit Agreements, legal advice on expropriations under the Indian Act, and various other general band matters.
Tim has been involved in the settlement of Specific Claims valued at over $300 million. He assisted in the settlement of the largest Specific Claim in Canadian history. He has provided advice on the development, submission and settlement of highway, and railway claims based on the illegal taking of reserve lands, flood claims, timber claims, and claims by First Nations based on reserve land being taken without proper surrender.
Tim has a proven track record of providing legal services in a professional and timely manner, and in assisting his clients in upholding their Aboriginal Rights. Tim has a BA (legal studies) from Carleton University and an LLB with distinction from the College of Law of the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Specific Claims Advocacy Group.
Recent Presentations & Articles
Tim Librande, Librande Law Office, “Navigating OZ – Adapting to the Justice at Last Environment”, Vol. 2, Fall 2014, State of Claims Newsletter, Assembly of First Nations.
Tim Librande, “Valuation in the Development and Acceptance of Claims”, delivered at the 2014 National Claims Research Workshop, Ottawa, 9 October 2014.
Tim Librande, Chief Joe Noganosh, Anthony Laforge, and Dr. Ian Johnson, “Case Study: Magnetawan First Nation (ON)”, delivered at the AFN Specific Claims Gathering, Toronto, March 5, 2013.
Tim Librande, Panelist on current experiences in Specific Claims process, at the Assembly of First Nations Specific Claims Think Tanks on Canada’s 5-Year Policy Review of “Justice at Last”, Ottawa, March 15, 2012.
Dr. Ian Johnson
Dr. Johnson is an expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution who has facilitated, negotiated, mediated and arbitrated over one hundred disputes across a wide range of subject matter. Dr. Johnson’s practice focuses on the representation of First Nations in the resolution of historical claims against the Crown, Impact Benefit Agreements, and other matters of importance to First Nations. Additional information about Dr. Johnson can be found here.
Dr. Carl Beal
Dr. Beal is an expert in the valuation of historical losses that arise in Specific Claims. Dr. Beal also provides valuation advice to First Nations on present day resource revenue sharing, economic benefit agreements and economic development. Additional information about Dr. Beal can be found here.
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