Amy Barrington

Associate
abarrington@mauricelaw.com 403-266-1201 ext. 787
403-266-2701
CALGARY OFFICE Suite 300, 602 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J3
Amy joined Maurice Law as an articling student in May of 2015 and was called to the Alberta bar in July of 2016. Amy’s practice focuses predominantly on the resolution of First Nations’ historical grievances against the Crown through Canada’s Specific Claims Process. She currently sits on the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch’s Aboriginal Law – South Section Executive. Before being called to the bar, Amy won the 2015 Richard Hanson Prize in Constitutional Law at the University of New Brunswick. While at law school, Amy also co-chaired the Environmental Law Society at UNB and sat on the Board of Directors for the university's radio station. In 2014, Amy summered at Enbridge Pipelines as the Coordinator of Aboriginal and Community Relations for the Northern Gateway Project. Prior to law school, Amy worked for nearly three years as a broadcast journalist, working as an anchor, reporter, and writer for 660News in Calgary for the majority of that time.

Community Engagement & Presentations

• Co-authored paper entitled “Recent Developments in the Law of Equitable Compensation in the Specific Claims Tribunal” presented by Ron S. Maurice at the Canadian Bar Association Aboriginal Law Conference (2017) • Presented on “Equitable Compensation Principles and Compensation Hearings Before the Specific Claims Tribunal” at the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch Aboriginal Law - North Section (2016) • Chaired “Aboriginal Law and Sovereignty” panel at the Canadian Law and Society Association Conference (2016) • Co-authored paper entitled “A Review of Canada v Williams Lake Indian Band, 2016 FCA 63” presented by Aaron Christoff at the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch Aboriginal Law - South Section (2016) • Presented her JSD Tory Writing Award-winning paper entitled “Unravelling the Two-Row Wampum: Limited First Nations’ Membership Rules in Canada” at the 8th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference, which was published in Volume 2 (Winter 2016) of the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, Digital Companion (2016) • Co-authored and co-presented paper entitled “Duty to Consult and Accommodate: NB Perspective” at the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch’s 2014 Mid-Winter Conference (2014)

Education & Professional Memberships

• J.D. (University of New Brunswick, 2015) • M.A., Journalism (Western University, 2009) • B.A. Hons. Political Science (Western University, 2008) • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch Aboriginal Law - South Section

Practice Areas

• Specific Claims• Civil Litigation• Administrative Law• Indigenous Governance• Constitutional Litigation
 
 
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