Garry Laboucan






Phone: (780) 412-2703
Fax:  (780) 423-8946

Preferred Areas of Practice

First Nations


Administrative Law

Civil Litigation


Education & Background

BA (with distinction), University of Alberta 1998

LLB, University of Alberta 2001

Called to the Alberta Bar 2002

Garry Laboucan is a Partner with the firm. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 2002 and has since developed a practice in First Nations law, Métis law, general civil litigation and criminal law. Garry has appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queens Bench, Alberta Provincial Court, Federal Court and Indian Claims Commission of Canada. Among other things, Garry has worked with First Nations to draft bylaws, policies and codes to facilitate good governance, and has been intimately involved in self-government negotiations, which includes developing constitutions and laws. Garry is currently actively pursuing and negotiating numerous Treaty Entitlement claims to Agricultural Benefits under both Treaty 6 and 8. He is also engaged in negotiating Treaty Land Entitlement claims as well as assisting many of our clients with their other Specific Claims, such as illegal surrenders and mismanagement of band capital accounts. Garry also actively advocates on issues relating to the duty to consult. He also maintains a specialized criminal defence law practice focussed on defending Wildlife Act charges based on treaty and constitutional rights.

Professional Associations and Other Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Civil Litigation, Aboriginal, Family and Criminal subsections
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Co-author of “The Legal Foundation of Aboriginal Claims to Developments on Crown Lands” prepared for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development and Aboriginal Interests Conference, November 29 and 30, 2001, Calgary, Alberta
  • Executive Treasurer/Secretary Canadian Bar Association Aboriginal North Section 2004/2005 and 2005/2006.


  • Provincial Award Celebrating Excellence Outstanding Alumnus Nominee, Public Colleges and Technical Institutes of Alberta April 2002
  • Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Aboriginal Education Award, 1999
  • FT Jenner Memorial Prize in Canadian Studies for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 1998
  • FT Jenner Memorial Prize in Canadian Studies for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 1997

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