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Rothecker Law Firm To Support Indigenous Survivors In Filing Claims In The Federal Indian Day School Class Action

The Federal Court has confirmed that Class Members in the Federal Indian Day School Settlement will be able to submit claims for compensation beginning January 13, 2020.  Survivors will have until the deadline of July 13, 2022 to complete and submit the Claim Form once the Claims Process begins. The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 based on …

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Will First Nations Communities In Alberta Be Next To Pass Their Own Child Welfare Laws?

On January 1, 2020, Bill C-92 – an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families – came into force.  This Federal legislation affirms Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to exercise jurisdiction over child and family services and puts in place national principles—such as the best interests of the child, cultural continuity, and substantive equality to help guide …

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Emergency / Urgent Hearing Requests For Family Law Matters

Many changes due to COVID-19 has left many wondering how their family law-related matters are affected. The Alberta Courts have answered many questions in their FAQ section such as “When is a matter considered an emergency, or urgent?“ and “How can I get my Consent Order reviewed and signed by a Justice or Master?” The Courts have …

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