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MLT Aikins adds Aboriginal law counsel

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:11 AM | By John Chunn

Veteran litigator David Rolf has joined MLT Aikins' Edmonton office as counsel.
A member of the Alberta bar and the Northwest Territories bar, Rolf has more than 30 years of litigation experience, and his focus for the last two decades has been on Aboriginal law.

He advises councils of First Nations and Indigenous communities on governance, legislative and constitutional issues, and in self-government negotiations.

He has represented his clients in civil and constitutional matters before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.

He has challenged the validity and effect of an historic reserve surrender in both Federal courts. He appears regularly in the Federal courts on judicial reviews of First Nation electoral officer and election appeal decisions; of decisions removing members of council from office; and, most recently, successfully defended a challenge to the validity of a First Nation’s custom election rules.

He was appointed Queen’s counsel in 2014.