Gillian Paul is an associate at Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP practicing in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Gillian is of Maliseet descent and a member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick. Gillian’s practice primarily includes negotiations and litigation involving Aboriginal and treaty rights, including Aboriginal title and the duty to consult and accommodate. Gillian also regularly works on environmental assessment reviews as well as other federal and provincial regulatory review processes. Gillian advises First Nations on Indian Act matters and economic development and corporate/commercial transactions, including negotiations with governments and proponents. Gillian has also advised on the establishment and maintenance of not-for-profit corporations owned by First Nations or operated by Aboriginal people and assisted in Human Rights litigation involving Charter equality rights.
Gillian received her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to attending law school, Gillian attended both high school and university in the United States on athletic scholarships, where she competed in Women’s Ice Hockey at various National and International levels. Gillian is an Advisory Circle Member for the Right to Play, Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program. Gillian is a member of the Ontario Bar and the New Brunswick Bar.