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Biography

Catherine began her articles with Carbert Waite LLP in May 2021 after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the firm, she obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Genetics and a Master of Science in Biology. She also worked at a healthcare communications agency, helping to create and deliver medical information and educational content for physicians and patients.

While in law school, Catherine volunteered with Pro Bono Student Canada’s Elementary School Mock Trial Project, French Youth Law Project, and French Legal Research Project. As a caseworker with Student Legal Assistance, she provided information and representation to low-income residents of Calgary and the surrounding area. Catherine also completed a Certification in Common Law in French, during her studies, to help increase access to justice for French-speaking clients in Alberta and across Canada. Additionally, she was a finalist in the Michel Bastarache Moot Court Competition.

Catherine gained further legal experience as a summer student for a civil litigation firm in Ontario and at the Law Society of Alberta. Outside the office, Catherine enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and reading.

Education

  • Western University (BSc, 2012)
  • Queen’s University (MSc, 2016)
  • University of Calgary (JD, 2021)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA – French-speaking Legal Professionals Association of Alberta)

Hiding your Dirty Laundry: Is Information on the Court Record Always Available to the Public?

July 27, 2021

The Supreme Court of Canada summarized and outlined the rules over how and when court materials can be hidden from the public and kept under seal.

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