Eric Hovius

Lawyer/Negotiator at Ab-Law.ca

Location
Ontario, Canada
Industry
Legal Services
Current
  1. Ab Law Professional Corporation
Previous
  1. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs,
  2. Department of Justice (Canada)
Education
  1. University of Saskatchewan
Websites
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Background

Summary

A boutique law firm specializing in Aboriginal Law, preferring negotiated outcomes between affected Aboriginal communities, all levels of government, and industry, alike. This firm has a national focus.

Specialties:Aboriginal Law (Duty to Consult): Training Sessions and Capacity Building for First Nations, Industry and Municipalities. Conducting negotiations, between Aboriginal communities, all levels of government, and industry alike.

Experience

Lawyer/Negotiator

Ab Law Professional Corporation
– Present (4 years 2 months)

A boutique law firm specializing in Aboriginal Law, preferring negotiated outcomes between affected Aboriginal communities, all levels of government, and industry, alike. This firm has a national focus.

Associate Negotiator

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
(1 year 1 month)

Acted as a land claim negotiator for the Ontario government on both comprehensive and specific claims. Provided assistance and advice to other Ministries, First Nations, and industry alike.

Research Adviser

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
(1 year 1 month)

Worked with for the Ontario government's pre-negotiation process, assisting Aboriginal communities in the submission of their land claims, and providing collaborative research work on behalf of the provincial Crown.

Student-at-Law (Articling Student)

Department of Justice (Canada)
(1 year 1 month)

Student-at-Law, Department of Justice (Canada), Civil Litigation, Advisory Services, Tax Law, Aboriginal Law.

Publications

Thinking it Forward: Duty to Consult and Accommodate(Link)

Ontario Bar Association Journal
November 2010

Hovius examines the jurisprudence which shapes the duty to consult and highlights the intersecting ideas that can lead to confusion regarding responsibilities of the Crown, third-party proponents, and the Aboriginal communities. He provides a convincing argument as to why the consultation process must be commenced early in order to achieve mutually beneficial aims.

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Skills

  • Specializing in...
  • Civil Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Research
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Fundraising
  • International Law
  • Licensing
  • Wills
  • Business Strategy
  • Real Estate
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Government
  • Legal Advice
  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Administrative Law
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Education

University of Saskatchewan

J.D., Law

Specialized in Aboriginal Law and Negotiations.

Activities and Societies: Vice President of Law Students' Association; Advocate for Students with Disabilities; First Year Faculty Representative (Law Student Association); Adviser to the University of Saskatchewan's Students' Union;

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    • A boutique law firm specializing in Aboriginal Law,
    • preferring negotiated outcomes between affected Aboriginal communities,
    • all levels of government,
    • and industry,
    • alike. This firm has a national focus.
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