Indigenous Leadership & Profile

CBABC offers many opportunities for Indigenous lawyers to build profile and advancement in the legal profession.

Governance Roles

CBABC holds space on our Board of Directors and select Committees for Indigenous representatives, some of whom are appointed by the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum.

Board of Directors

Randy Robinson

Policy & Advocacy Committee

Breanne Martin

Access to Justice Committee

Isabel Jackson

Indigenous Justice Advocacy Committee

John Gailus (chair), Martin Buhler, Declan Redman

BarTalk Editorial Committee

Isabel Jackson (chair)

Truth & Reconciliation Committee

Zack Romano (co-chair), Christina Cook, Saul Joseph

Advisory Committee to Judicial Council


Building Profile

Since 2017, BarTalk magazine has hosted a regular column, Indigenous Matters, profiling Indigenous contributors and topics. Commemorating Canada’s second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the October 2022 BarTalk issue opened the floor to diverse legal professionals lending their voices on Indigenous matters.


The Aboriginal Lawyers Forum recognizes Indigenous lawyers and students through the following annual awards.

ALF Special Contribution Award recognizes a firm or individual’s contribution to the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum in addressing the various issues facing Indigenous people in the legal profession. 

ALF Student Appreciation Award is given to law students of Indigenous ancestry who have shown consistent dedication to Indigenous people in the field of law.