Nicole Richmond brings a depth of experience in First Nations governance, politics and relationship-building to her law practice. As a university and law student, Nicole was very active in student governance and was awarded prominent, university-wide leadership awards from both McMaster University and the University of Toronto upon graduation. Nicole articled with a civil litigation boutique in Toronto and upon her call to the bar in 2007, she practiced for seven years, focussing on civil litigation and First Nations legal matters, including governance and Aboriginal Treaty rights. From 2014-2018, Nicole worked in management roles in the education and First Nations political sectors, providing advice and support on matters including reconciliation and capacity building. Nicole also worked in a provincial First Nation political organization on legal and policy matters impacting First Nations justice issues. She has a special interest in First Nation self-governance, asserting jurisdiction, and customary law.
Nicole joins Weiler Maloney Nelson to build a practice dedicated to assisting clients in creating and running healthy and well-governed institutions and organizations. She is an experienced civil litigator and is committed to negotiating resolution of difficult matters when possible. Nicole has a special interest in alternative dispute resolution and Anishnabe legal principles, and is a certified trainer in restorative practices.
Nicole is a member of Biitigong Nishnabeg (Pic River First Nation) and lives in Thunder Bay with her husband Korie Crowe. Nicole is a jingle dress dancer and in her part time, she sews and beads for dancers across North America. She enjoys hiking, swimming and teaching guided meditation.
- Past Director, Marathon Economic Development Corporation (2014 - 2017)
- Past Director, Northumberland Community Legal Centre (2010-2013)
- Past Trustee, Thunder Bay Community Foundation (Chair of Grants and Scholarships Committee) (2010-2013)
- Past Director, Thunder Bay Law Association (Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Committee and Young Lawyers Committee) (2010-2013)
- Past Director, Boys and Girls Club, Thunder Bay, Ontario (2010 – 2013)
- Past Editor in Chief, Indigenous Law Journal, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
- BA, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2003
- JD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 2006
- Called to the bar in 2007
- Joined Weilers in 2018
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