In my seven years at the Bar I have been given the extraordinary opportunity to assume responsibilities typically reserved for more senior counsel. Immediately upon joining the City of Edmonton’s Law Branch I was entrusted with primary responsibility for providing advice to the City of Edmonton’s Information Technology Branch and the Fleet Services Branch, as well as supporting the Materials Management (Procurement) Branch and the Edmonton Police Service in a solicitor’s capacity. During my tenure at the City I earned the respect of my colleagues and opposing counsel, and received glowing reviews from my clients. As the City of Edmonton’s IT lawyer, I became an emerging Canadian specialist in cloud computing law. During my time as an articling student and Counsel with the Federal Department of Justice Canada, I gained valuable litigation experience in criminal law, tax law, Aboriginal law and civil law. My experience with online research tools such as Westlaw and Quicklaw is both current and extensive, being my primary tool for drafting pleadings, opinions and memoranda for complex and multi-issue cases.
I was sought out to join the legal services team at the City of St. Albert in January 2014, so in addition to providing legal consulting services at MCM, I am also a solicitor with the City of St. Albert (although currently on maternity leave), serving all that City’s various departmental legal needs. Outside of work, I am interested in helping Edmonton’s homeless and hard-to-house community. Accordingly, in September 2013 I became a board member of the Edmonton Inner City Housing Society.