Education

LL.B University of Manitoba 1985
Call to the Bar of Manitoba in 1986

Partner

Bio

Janet was born and raised predominantly in Winnipeg having spent four years of her childhood in Dauphin, Manitoba. She enrolled in the U of M Faculty of Law in 1982 after taking 2 years of an undergraduate program at that same university. 

Janet maintains primarily a litigation practice which focuses on Civil Litigation (essentially all matters in the courts other than family and criminal matters, such as commercial disputes, breach of contract, personal injury), Labour and Employment ( Labour Board matters, Labour Arbitrations, wrongful dismissal suits, general employment advice, negotiating collective agreements), Administrative Law (commercial arbitrations, federal court matters, and other tribunals, including aboriginal rights tribunals) and Wills and Estates (including estate litigation).

While still in Law school, Janet co-authored a handbook for the Law Society of Manitoba entitled “Evidence in a Nutshell”.

Janet practiced law for a brief period of time in Vancouver, B.C. in 2002-2003 with a boutique insurance law firm, Stewart & Company.
Janet has appeared in all levels of Court in Manitoba (Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal), the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. She has also appeared in the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. In addition, she has appeared before various Boards, Tribunals and Arbitrators.

Education

LL.B University of Manitoba 1985
Call to the Bar of Manitoba in 1986

Professional Involvement/Achievements

Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
Life Council member of the Manitoba Bar Association (in recognition of election to 3 terms of office and service to the MBA)
Former Member of the Manitoba Bar Association Executive
Course instructor for the Articling Student program of the Law Society of Manitoba

Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness

With the continuing pandemic brought about by COVID-19, we have implemented safety measures to ensure the health safety and well0being of those attending our offices. The well0being of our employees and clients remains a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

  • Mandatory masks required for all individuals attending our premises, including delivery and service personnel;
  • Limited client attendances to our office to only those required to physically attend in person;
  • Accommodating meetings to occur via phone or video;
  • Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas;
  • Maintaining records of attendances to our premises in the event contact tracing is necessary;

To protect yourself and others, we will not allow entry to our premises if you have:

  • Any of the following symptoms: difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, fever/chills, cough, sore throat/hoarse voice, loss of taste or sense of smell;
  • Travelled out of Province within the last 14 days;
  • Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days;
  • Any people with whom you live tested positive in the last 30 days.

We ask for your cooperation so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected, and we are able to continue to function and operate on your behalf. Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

Thank you.