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Jared Wheeler

Jerchlaw – Associate

B.A. (Manitoba)
J.D. (Manitoba)

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Jared is a proud father of two and joined Jerch Law as an associate in June 2017. Jared obtained his law degree from the University of Manitoba, Robson Hall in 2016 and completed his articles at the Public Interest Law Centre where he focused on Environmental law, Administrative law and creative advancement of Indigenous rights. Jared was also on the organizing committee for the 2017 Canadian Bar Association National Aboriginal Law Conference. Prior to law school, Jared obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg, double-majoring in Conflict Resolution Studies and International Development Studies.

Throughout his studies in law school, Jared focused primarily on International law, Administrative law, Environmental law and Aboriginal law, or Canadian law as it applies to Indigenous Peoples in Canada. In 2015-16 Jared was the president of the Manitoba Aboriginal Law Students’ Association (MALSA), completed an internship at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and participated in Create H2O, an inter-disciplinary program focusing on water and sanitation security in First Nations. Jared also volunteered at the University Law Centre, representing people on minor criminal charges, and represented Robson Hall in the national 2016 Kawaskimhon Moot. Jared was also the recipient of the Yude M. Henteleff Prize in Human Rights and Civil Liberties, the Leon Mitchell, Q.C. Prize for Highest Standing in Labour-Management Relations and the Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award.

While in law school Jared worked as a research assistant for Professors Karen Busby and Aimee Craft, completed a summer internship with the Public Interest Law Centre focusing on legal research on the law related to Indigenous peoples including rights, resources and lands, and was a research and administrative assistant at Celeste McKay Consulting. Prior to law school Jared was a shift manager at McPhillips Station Casino where he had worked for 13 years.

Jared is a member of the Manitoba Metis Federation, and is an avid musician having been in many local Winnipeg bands. He is excited to begin his career assisting and advocating for the interests of Indigenous Peoples and Communities throughout Manitoba.