The Honourable Paul Favel

The Honourable Paul Favel

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Prior to his appointment, effective December 11, 2017, the Honourable Paul Favel was a partner at McKercher LLP in Saskatoon, specializing in Aboriginal law with an emphasis on corporate and commercial law related to First Nations economic development. In that role, he acted as legal counsel to various First Nations, advising on issues such as land designations, leases for commercial developments, land claims, and self-government negotiations.

Justice Favel had served as Deputy Chief Commissioner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Oversight Committee established pursuant to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. In addition, he was a sessional lecturer for a course on First Nations economic development at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law.

Justice Favel obtained a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and a law degree from Dalhousie University. A member of both the Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia Bars, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2010.

A member of Poundmaker Cree Nation, Justice Favel maintains close connections with his community.

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