Partner, Leader of Indigenous Law Group
Jaimie Lickers is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office and national leader of the firm’s Indigenous Law Group. Jaimie’s practice is focused on the structuring and drafting of trust deeds for Indigenous communities, financial services and lending for First Nations, First Nations tax law, and the provision of policy advice in relation to education, social services and membership law. She also has considerable experience providing advice related to environmental protection and assessment and Indigenous consultation and accommodation issues.
Jaimie is an experienced litigator and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She presents regularly at conferences on topics related to First Nations trusts and taxation, membership and identity issues, Indigenous litigation, and consultation and accommodation.
In 2019, Jaimie was distinguished as one of Canada’s “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers” by Canadian Lawyer. She was recognized as a leading practitioner in Indigenous law by Lexpert in 2018, and she was listed for three consecutive years in Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List.” In 2017, she was also awarded a Lexpert Zenith Award – an honour that celebrates the advancement of women who have demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in the legal profession.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Jaimie worked for the Chiefs of Ontario and the Aboriginal Institutes’ Consortium.