Associate

  • Admitted to the Bar, 1995, Manitoba.

Education

  • University of Manitoba (B.A., with distinction, 1990; LL.B., 1994).
 

Member

  • Canadian Bar Association.
  • Manitoba Bar Association.
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors
  • International Society for Labour Law and Social Security.
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.
  • Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba.

Positions

  • Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education, Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Communications Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Pension and Benefits Law Section (2014-present)
  • Manitoba Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Forum, Section Executive, Member-at-Large (2013–present)
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors, National Conference Planning Committee, Member (2015)
  • National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Winnipeg Section, Board (2008-present), President (2011-present)
  • Canadian Legal Education Association Speakers’ Bureau (1999-present).
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Board (1994-2001).
  • League for Human Rights of B’Nai Brith Canada, Midwest Region, (1997-2001).
  • Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University (New Leadership Division, Winnipeg Chapter), Executive (1996-2001), Co-Chair (1997-1999).

Lecturer

  • Taught Labour and Employment Relations course at the University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business for nine semesters (2003-2007).
  • Numerous lectures on Labour and Employment related topics for industry and human resource organizations including:  Lorman Education Services, Centre for Labour-Management Development, Legal Administrators of Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg (Menno Simons College), Winnipeg Executives Association, Yellowquill College, and the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise.
  • Lectures, seminars and in-house training for clients and other groups on human resource issues including employment standards, discipline and dismissal, reasonable accommodation, privacy, alternative dispute resolution, policy implementation and drug and alcohol dependence.

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