Some day school survivors in New Brunswick are paying $500 each to Lamrock’s Law to help them try and change their level of compensation after filing a claim, despite the settlement’s class counsel saying this is not possible.
Members of Elsipogtog First Nation say the process was unfair when they agreed to accept $10,000, the lowest level of compensation.
Susan Levi-Peters, former chief of Elsipogtog First Nation, attended the Big Cove Federal School for 10 years and hired lawyer Kelly Lamrock, who is a former N.B. attorney general and the current provincial child and youth advocate, to help her with filing her claim.
Later she began hearing from fellow survivors that they received level one compensation, when Levi-Peters knew first hand that they should have received a higher level. She knows her fellow students faced sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the school and were leaving too much money on the table by settling for level one.
She turned to Lamrock for help and he made multiple visits to the community to hear from survivors. Full story here.