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Anissa Chekir earned her Civil Law Degree (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa in 2011 and was called to the Québec Bar in 2012. Before joining Cain Lamarre, she practiced for three years in the fields of environmental law and expropriation. In 2016, she joined Cain Lamarre, where she primarily specializes in aboriginal law.
She advises Aboriginal communities and organizations on governance issues, legislative and regulatory changes, and the protection of Aboriginal and treaty rights. She is also involved in negotiating agreements for projects in the energy and natural resources sector as well as in environmental consultations in the James Bay region and northern Quebec.Her fields of specialization include:

  • Native Affairs
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environment

Assistant: Ana Paula Silva


  • Aboriginal and constitutional law (aboriginal rights, impacts and benefits agreements, First Nation governance)
  • Environmental law (government controls, the environment in James Bay and northern Québec)
  • Administrative law (administrative remedies)


  • Juris Doctor – North American Common Law, Université de Montréal (in progress)
  • LL.L. (cum laude), University of Ottawa (2011)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2016 to present)
  • Sodavex (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Co-author of "Projets immobiliers en milieux humides - une situation pas si limpide qu'on le voudrait," published in Espace Montréal magazine, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015
  • Co-author of "Contaminants : Dans le doute, signalez !," published in Premières en Affaires magazine, February–March 2014
  • Co-author of "Le Projet de loi 89, un an après : un bilan mitigé et un avenir inquiétant," published in 3RVE magazine, Vol. 9, No. 1, summer–fall 2013
  • Co-author of "Matières organiques : un nuage au-dessus de nos têtes !," published in 3RVE magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, spring 2013
  • Co-author of "L’amiante chrysotile, panacée économique ou danger écotoxicologique ?," published in Premières en Affaires magazine, October–November 2012


  • Named on the University of Ottawa Dean’s Honour List (Civil Law) for academic excellence (2011)