Dionne Schulze is a law firm providing legal advice and representation in both litigation and negotiations. We work mainly in the field of Aboriginal law. read more
We are bilingual, trained in both common law and Quebec civil law, and have experience before the courts at all levels. read more
Montréal, 1 October 2017 – The federal government has asked for a court to declare that former Indian residential school students have no right to a fair hearing when their claims are heard for the physical and sexual abuse they suffered. The result would be that even if their claims were denied because Canada had not made full disclosure of the evidence, residential school survivors would not be entitled to a new hearing.
The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development – which remains its legal name – often looks like a never-ending disaster, like the sinking of the Titanic but in excruciatingly slow motion. From that perspective, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau split DIAND in two last month, he wasn’t so much rearranging the deck chairs, as handing over command of the Titanic to two different captains with two different steering wheels.
August 2017: David Schulze and Paul Dionne are listed among the best lawyers in the field of Aboriginal Law in Canada for the eleventh year in a row. https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/Canada September 1st, 2017: It has been announced that Elisabeth Patterson, David Schulze and Paul Dionne will once again be listed among Montréal’s leading practitioners in the […]
“Ottawa given until Christmas to address discriminatory provisions in Indian Act”, The Lawyer’s Daily, 24 August 2017 https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/constitutional/articles/4475?utm_source=shared-articles&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=shared-articles The federal government dodged a potential crisis that would have halted Indian status registrations after the Quebec Court of Appeal begrudgingly gave Ottawa until Christmas to address sex-based discriminatory provisions in the Indian Act and complete a […]