Alisa R. Lombard
4-469 Kokomis Inamo Suite 6
Pikwakanagan, ON K0J1X0
Alisa Lombard is a fluently multi lingual and bi jural lawyer with experience in complex legal and policy issues relating to Indigenous-Crown relations and reconciliation in national and international fora. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011 and joined Maurice Law in 2017.
Alisa's practice focuses primarily on specific claims, human rights, First Nations governance, civil litigation and negotiation in all matters, including consultation and accommodation.
Prior to joining Maurice Law, Alisa was legal counsel to the Specific Claims Tribunal since its inception where she worked on a variety of specific claims and the processes undertaken to adjudicate them toward final resolution. She was co-counsel on Canada v Kitselas at the Federal Court of Appeal where the Tribunal’s standard of review on judicial review was established and the Tribunal’s powers confirmed.
At Foreign Affairs, Alisa conceptualized and implemented a peace-making project entitled “Indigenous contributions to conflict resolution and peacemaking in the Americas”. Its main activities were carried out in Guatemala, Central America. She also has experience working with residential school survivors in the IAP process, governance issues including consultation and accommodation, citizenship, elections, residency and the administration of justice under self-government agreements.
Community Engagement & Presentations
• Current participant of “The Ideas Forum”, a national think tank tasked with discussing current events affecting policy (2016–)
• Published article entitled “Specific Claims Adjudication Processes and Cultural Diversity: Reconciling Societal Traditions” (Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice, Thomson Reuters, June 2016)
• Contributor in the development of the Aboriginal Law program. National Judicial Institute (2013)