Saskatoon lawyer set to launch healing fund

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Lisa Abbott is a Saskatoon-based lawyer who represents 130 residential school survivors in their hearings with the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). She acknowledges that some lawyers involved with the IAP may have been taking advantage of their clients, and says she wants to prove that not all lawyers are like that.

“I wanted to show claimants and our residential school survivors that there are lawyers that do care,” says Abbott, who will launch the Athabasca Healing Fund in early 2012.

APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo sat down with Abbott in Saskatoon, and has this story.

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