Alan Pratt, BA, LL B. lives and practices law in Dunrobin, Ontario. After being called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982 he joined the Toronto firm now known as Blaney McMurtry LLP where he began working for First Nation clients in 1984. From 1986 to 1988 Pratt was the first (and only) legal adviser to the Ontario agency that has evolved into the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. Over the past 35 years Pratt has handled a wide variety of litigation on behalf of First Nation clients at every level of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has worked with First Nations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Pratt has also acted as counsel on many land claims and treaty making and treaty implementation negotiations. He has also done legal policy work for many clients, including the Assembly of First Nations, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (Saskatchewan).