Rosemary Irwin

Associate 403-266-1201
CALGARY OFFICE Suite 100, 602 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J3
Rosemary’s law career has focused exclusively on aboriginal law and particularly specific claims. She has extensive experience in all aspects of the specific claims process, from analysing historical reports, to assessing the merits of claims, to preparing and critiquing legal submissions, as well as preparing submissions for the Specific Claims Tribunal. She has a special interest and experience in the law related to the Crown’s fiduciary obligations and the honour of the Crown, as well as surrender claims. Prior to working with Maurice Law, Rosemary practised law with the federal Department of Justice in the Legal Services Unit for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Before joining the Department of Justice, Rosemary was a law clerk for two years with the Federal Court of Canada, as well as working as a legal assistant in the Minister’s Office at then Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and as a legal researcher for various law professors, the Native Council of Canada, and a private law firm. Rosemary is also a graduate of Carleton University's Indigenous Policy and Administration Masters Diploma.

Community Engagement & Presentations

• Volunteer, St. John’s Ambulance (2017) • Volunteer, Rideau Canoe Club (2010-present)

Education & Professional Memberships

• Law Society of Upper Canada (1995) • Law Degree (University of Ottawa, 1991, magna cum laude)

Practice Areas

• Specific Claims
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