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Sen. Sinclair joining Winnipeg Indigenous firm

Friday, August 07, 2020 @ 11:51 AM | By John Chunn

Cochrane Saxberg Barristers and Solicitors, an Indigenous law firm in Winnipeg, announced that Sen. Murray Sinclair is joining the firm.

“I’ve always known I wanted to return to the legal field before the end of my career, and I'm thrilled to be able to join Cochrane Saxberg and be a part of building this emerging leading Indigenous law firm,” said Sinclair, an Independent member of the Senate.

According to a press release, Cochrane Saxberg is a litigation, child protection, employment and labour, corporate and Indigenous advocacy law firm. After opening its doors in 2017, the firm has tackled a wide variety of cases from settlement agreements between First Nations and Canada to successfully representing a client before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal regarding racial harassment in the workplace.

The majority of the firm’s partners and lawyers are Indigenous, positioning them to take on a variety of cases related to Indigenous issues. 

“We're really proud of the work our firm has done over the past couple of years, and how quickly we've grown in a short period of time,” said Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, partner at Cochrane Saxberg. “We’re excited to continue to build upon our success and learn from the decades of experience that Senator Sinclair will bring to our team.”