Principal Counsel, LDM Law
Leslie de Meulles is a sole practitioner operating her law practice in Whitehorse, Yukon on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.
Leslie works primarily with self-governing First Nations on matters related to modern treaty implementation as well as matters related to restorative justice, and has worked with Indigenous nations across the country on matters related to treaty and land rights.
She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the College of Humanities at Carleton University, and her Master’s degree at McGill University, writing her thesis on the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
For five years, she was political staff (senior policy advisor) to the Ontario Ministers of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and Natural Resources where she worked closely with industry stakeholders and Indigenous rights holders, which included Chiefs and Grand Chiefs of Tribal Councils. She left this position in 2014 to go to law school in Thunder Bay, Ontario, so she could work directly with Indigenous Nations. Leslie is also trained in leading restorative justice circles.