Kelly Duquette Associate

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Ottawa

Areas of expertise:

Kelly Duquette

Kelly Duquette is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the Business Law Group. Her practice focuses on municipal law, including land-use planning and expropriation. Kelly's practice also includes Aboriginal Business Law.

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 served two terms as a youth representative on the Metis Nation of Ontario Youth Council, where she gained experience working and consulting with various Indigenous and non-indigenous government bodies and organizations.

Career & Recognition

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  • 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.