Our managing partner Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, Q.C., is pleased to announce that Cochrane Saxberg LLP has been named one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2021 by the Globe and Mail!
The Globe and Mail partnered with Statista to determine which law firms in Canada are held in the highest esteem by their colleagues. Canada’s best law firms were identified across 28 different practice areas, and the results reflect the 200 firms – among more than 30,000 existing law firms in the country – that received the highest number of recommendations from others in their field.
Cochrane Saxberg not only made the list; we have also been recognized along with just two other Canadian firms for our contributions in the areas of Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Law.
Established in 2017, Cochrane Saxberg is Manitoba’s largest Indigenous law firm and has grown to one of the largest in Canada. Members of the firm include the Honourable Murray Sinclair, who joined the firm in August 2020, and the firm’s five partners: Harold Cochrane, Q.C. (Fisher River Cree Nation), Kris Saxberg; Brenda Johnston (Peguis First Nation); Greg Johnson (Fisher River Cree Nation); and Shawn Scarcello.
Cochrane Saxberg represents a number of Indigenous Child and Family Services Agencies across the province, and following the coming into force of the federal legislation An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families, Cochrane Saxberg has been extensively involved in assisting First Nations and Metis governments in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta with developing their own culturally-appropriate child and family services legislation. Cochrane Saxberg recently fought for Indigenous children in a landmark legal case that challenged the legality of the Province of Manitoba’s taking of $250 million of CSA funds from Indigenous children.
Our firm, along with the Honourable Murray Sinclair, is also helping in historical and unprecedented settlement discussions between the Government of Canada and child welfare advocates. The discussions will attempt to achieve resolution on several issues, including compensation for thousands of First Nations children and families for discrimination they experienced as a result of the Government of Canada underfunding child and family services on reserve.
Additionally, Cochrane Saxberg provides full legal services in litigation and employment law areas. We also act for First Nation settlement trusts and provide full legal advisory services to Indigenous peoples including in self government negotiations, and business development on Indigenous territory.
The Globe and Mail article can be found at the following link:
Congratulations to all our lawyers and staff on this achievement, and a special thank you to our clients in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario for choosing Cochrane Saxberg!