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Biography

Kate is an Articling Student at Carbert Waite LLP. Kate joined the firm in August 2022 after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law.

Prior to Law School, Kate earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She worked for non-profit agencies in Calgary in the areas of disability, mental health and addiction, acting as a counsellor and program facilitator. She was also a public member on the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta where she assisted in governance and the regulation of medical laboratory technicians.

While attending law school, Kate devoted much of her time to Student Legal Assistance where she provided legal services to low-income individuals. Kate was the outreach coordinator, a group leader and mentor to other student volunteers in Student Legal Assistance. She and was recognized for her work by receipt of the Honourable Judge Michelle Christopher Student Ambassador award.

In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling, playing soccer, and spending time at home with her family, which includes an adorable baby girl and two lovely dogs.

Education:

Education

  • Mount Royal College (Dual-Diploma in Disability Studies and Social Work, 2016)
  • University of Manitoba (BSW, 2019)
  • University of Calgary (J.D., 2022)
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association

The Challenges of Workplace Investigations Into Employee Misconduct

December 6, 2022

Author: Kate Perala A recent arbitration between the City of Calgary and one of their employees demonstrates the challenges in navigating work place investigations and the consequences of employee’s abusing sick leave policy. The City of Calgary regularly lays off seasonal workers in the fall and recalls them in the…

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Tax Implications of Employment Settlements

September 27, 2022

This blog post examines how the Canada Revenue Agency has interpreted settlement payments through their issuance of Interpretation Bulletins and Income Tax Folios.

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