Client Comments

“Cedar Law has been working with the Penticton Indian Band for seven years.  We’ve progressed amazingly with the help of Cedar Law.  We’re grateful and honoured to continue to work with Cedar Law to build the Penticton Indian Band a strong foundation and put us in a better position for future generations!” Chief Jonathan Kruger, Penticton Indian Band

“As a busy Tribe Administrator I have relied upon Jeanie’s advice for the past 8 years. From Land Codes, community planning, human resources issues, contract negotiations, and defending legal claims, she has been an invaluable resource. When we have a legal problem Jeanie is responsive and available, and I always feel like I have greater clarity about what is needed after seeking her advice. I highly recommend Cedar Law to any FN seeking superb value in their legal services.” Ruth Sauder, Penelakut Tribe Administrator

“There are not many law firms so familiar and involved in the trenches with the ongoing evolution of Aboriginal laws written by and administered by First Nations.  It was not only just a pleasure to work with Cedar Law, but exceptionally empowering as new laws were drafted, edited, reviewed, enacted, implemented and administered. With each law, the vision of the community came into being. Cedar Law helped us get there.” Sonja Ramsay, former Lands Manager, Kitselas

“Jeanie has always been able to focus on the core issues even for some of the most complex questions. Then explain them in plain language that everyone could understand. She was very organized, efficient and a pleasure to work with.   The true testament to our satisfaction is that Membertou hired her back to work with us on other projects. That reflects not only how pleased we were to work with her, but also her dedication to clients, even when they’re 6,000 km away.” Mary Beth Doucette, P.Eng. MBA (CED)

“The Penticton Band Council is pleased to write this testament and recommendation for the Aboriginal law firm Cedar Law.  We have had the opportunity to work with, and utilize the services of Cedar Law for the past 7 years in their capacity as in house legal counsel for the band. We have been extremely impressed with their assistance in the areas of Governance, By-Law Development, Employment Law, Economic Development and Taxation.

We found this company to be highly dependable, very dedicated, and very professional in their work. Not only have they shown such professionalism throughout the past years they managed to bring their legal and professional costs in at an extremely reasonable rate, which is something we certainly do appreciate and commend.

We will continue to utilize their legal and professional services at every opportunity. We have been extremely impressed with the performance and professionalism and have no hesitation in supporting Cedar Law in anything they wish to do.” Greg Gabriel, Band Administrator, Penticton Indian Band

“I have personally known and have worked with Jeanie for over 7 years. During that time she has helped the band develop a number of policies and by-laws including our Human Resources Policy and Financial Administration Law. She continues to advise us on matters relating to human resources, property taxation and economic development and she sits as a member of our Economic Advisory Board. Her advice has always been well thought out and timely to our needs.” Bill Joyner, CFO, Penticton Indian Band and Director, PIB Development Corporation

 “The Firm was able to recommend appropriate strategies that not only resolved a long outstanding matter quickly but also protected and strengthened aboriginal rights and title of the First Nation for the future. As principle, Jeanie Lanine uses her expansive dispute resolution expertise and knowledge of Aboriginal governance, taxation and business structures to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.”  Beverly Bull, CPA, CGA, CAFM., BBull Management

“Jeanie was invaluable in providing us excellent legal counsel to support our decision making with regards to the various avenues we could take (Court of Law versus Human Right Tribunal).  She was very responsive throughout in answering our concerns, and guiding our decisions, through various means of communication (written, telephone, email). She was very compassionate to our concerns, valued our input and showed a great deal of sensitivity.

We were very pleased with Jeanie’s innate ability to focus in on the issues at hand, and utilize her superior attention to detail. We were impressed with the quality of her legal counsel. Jeanie displayed the characteristics of compassion and integrity, which enhanced and complimented her legal expertise. We would highly recommend Jeanie for legal counsel.” Barbara and Michael Schultz

“Jeanie Lanine has provided legal services to the University of Victoria Graduate Students’ Society since 2008. Jeanie took the time to get to know our organization, and our unique needs, and this has served us well. As a non-profit, a unionized workplace, and the operator of a social economy business, we appreciate Jeanie’s ability to assist us with a wide variety of legal services. Whether we need language for a contract or a review of legal precedents on an issue affecting our members, Jeanie feels more like a member of our team than outside counsel.” Stacy Chappel, Executive Director, University of Victoria Graduate Students’ Society

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