Kelly Duquette Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2020 - Ontario

Primary office:  Ottawa

Kelly Duquette

Kelly Duquette is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office.

Kelly practises in the area of municipal law, with a focus on land use planning, expropriation and municipal tax assessment. Her practice also includes Aboriginal Business law.

Kelly regularly works in a variety of municipal areas, where she assists clients with land use planning matters, development disputes, expropriation and the interpretation of municipal by-laws. She acts on matters for all sides of the development industry, including developers, municipalities and community organizations. Kelly has also appeared before the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Kelly specialized in Indigenous law. She has participated in a number of Indigenous-focused internship opportunities, including an internship with the Ministry of Attorney General Indigenous Justice Division and a legislative development internship in the Senate alongside the Honourable Senator Yvonne Boyer.

Kelly is serving her third term as a youth representative on the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council, where she has gained experience working and consulting with various Indigenous and non-Indigenous government bodies and organizations.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2019

    • Career
      January 2019
      Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments Intern (Osgoode Hall Law School/Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts)
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD, Common Law
  • 2018

    • Career
      September 2018
      Legislative Development Intern, Senate of Canada
    • Career
      May 2018
      University of Ottawa, Undergraduate Research Assistant
    • Community
      April 2018
      Indigenous Law Students Association, Secretary
  • 2017

    • Career
      May 2017
      Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Debwewin Summer Law Program
  • 2016

    • Career
      May 2016
      Lands and Economic Development Sector - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Junior Program Analyst
    • Rankings & Awards
      Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship, First Place in Painting
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, BFA with a minor in Aboriginal Studies, Painting, Magna Cum Laude
    • Rankings & Awards
      University of Ottawa, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • 2014

    • Community
      Métis Nation of Ontario, Region One Youth Representative


  • Indigenous Bar Association

"Kelly Duquette connects to her Métis culture through art", CBC News, Mar. 16, 2019.

"Canadian Residential School Curriculum," Government of Northwest Territories, Government of Nunavut, and the Legacy of Hope Foundation, p. 57., Canada, 2013.

"Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers", David Bouchard, More than Words Publishers, North Vancouver, British Columbia, p. 4., Canada, 2013.