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Lawyer to be honoured by The Advocates’ Society

Tuesday, June 01, 2021 @ 2:41 PM | By Peter Carter

David C. Nahwegahbow of Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Genoodmagejig is the recipient of The Advocates’ Society Award of Justice. The award will be presented June 17.

According to a statement from the society, the award goes to an advocate who:
  • best combines the highest standards of advocacy with the role of representation of the unpopular or disadvantaged;
  • is a skilled advocate who has demonstrated the courage and the integrity to represent citizens or causes that may be politically or socially unpopular or against the mainstream; and
  • who ensures that the law operates to protect them as it does to protect those who are within the mainstream.

In a news release, Nahwegahbow’s partner Dianne Corbiere said, “David Nahwegahbow is a legal visionary who has litigated or negotiated some of the most important Aboriginal law cases in Canada. His advocacy cannot be easily imitated because his unique perspectives and advocacy techniques come from his experience as an Anishinaabe person. He follows Anishinaabe teachings and protocols to ensure that his clients receive the best counsel possible.” 

Previous winners of the Award of Justice include Lawrence GreensponJames Lockyer, Joseph J. Arvay and Marlys Edwardh.