Lawyers have been assigned to all Indian residential school claimants who were represented by a Calgary law firm.
The Assembly of First Nations had previously filed suit against Blott and Company, arguing it had violated the spirit and intent of the healing and reconciliation process.
The firm had agreed to represent more than 4,000 clients — but as of last spring, it had registered no more than 1,400 of them.
The BC Supreme Court ordered that Blott and Company files be transferred to other lawyers.
The federal government says all claimants represented by that firm should receive a letter telling them who their new lawyer is. The letter will also talk about other options for claimants, like hiring another lawyer, or representing themselves.
If claimants have hired another lawyer who has not been assigned to their claim, they are asked to contact the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat as soon as possible.
The toll-free number to call is 1-877-635-2648.