Genevieve Boulay

CALGARY OFFICE Suite 100, 602 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J3
Geneviève (she/her) supports the firm’s First Nation clients in asserting their rights and legal claims against the Crown by providing litigation, negotiation and strategic advisory services. Her practice is focused on Specific Claims and appellate advocacy, especially before the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining Maurice Law in summer 2022, Gen practiced at a boutique Aboriginal Law firm based in Ottawa for five (5) years. Her recent representative experience includes: • Leading the Supreme Court of Canada practice at Maurice Law (and at her previous firm). She has been involved in many of the recent appeals relevant to Indigenous legal issues, including: Southwind (38795), Restoule (40024), Jim Shot Both Sides (40153), Reference re Impact Assessment Act (40195), and Reference Re GGPPA (38781). • Seeking judicial reviews at the Federal Court of Appeal for Specific Claims decisions. • Seeking compensation for Crown breaches of Treaty rights by launching legal challenges within the Specific Claims system and before the courts. Geneviève brings a passion and commitment to social justice to Maurice Law. In addition to her professional work promoting Indigenous rights, she has nearly a decade of experience and involvement working with organizations promoting the rights of equality-seeking groups. She currently serves as the Section Chair for the CBA-NB Aboriginal Law Section. Geneviève grew up in Montreal and northern New Brunswick. She is bilingual (English/French). While currently based in rural northern NB, she enjoys zipping across the country for personal and business travel in the company of her trusty sidekick, Poppy the Pomeranian.

Recent Community Engagement & Insights

• Section Chair – Aboriginal Law Section, Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick, 2024-present • Advisory Board, Kappa Kappa Gamma – Delta Delta Chapter (McGill University), 2015-present • Co-Author and Presenter, “First Nations Governance and Human Rights Interests”, Annual Update on Human Rights Program, Ontario Bar Association, May 25 2022 • Co-Presenter, “Legal Update: Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Southwind”, Anishinabek Nation Fall Grand Council Assembly, November 2 2022 • Presenter, “Leveraging flexible work practices to support better work-life balance”, Women in Law Summit, Canadian Lawyer, February 12 2020 • Author and Presenter, “Human Rights Litigation and Indigenous Litigants: Background and developments in causes of actions arising beyond the human rights/section 15 Charter paradigm for Indigenous complainants”, Annual Update on Human Rights Program, Ontario Bar Association, May 29 2019 • Co-Presenter, “The Aboriginal Rights Framework in s. 35: The Rights Protected and the Tests for Establishing Them”, Certificate in Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law 2019, Osgoode Professional Development, April 3 2019 • Presenter, “Putting your Politics into (Private) Practice: How a commitment to allyship and social justice can shape your future legal practice”, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Diversity Night, UOAWL, March 14 2018=

Education & Professional Memberships

• Law Society of New Brunswick (2024) • Law Society of Ontario (2018) • Canadian Bar Association • J.D. (University of Ottawa, 2017) • B.A.Hons (McGill University, 2014)
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