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Biography

Kate is an Associate 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 was recognized for her work by receipt of the Honourable Judge Michelle Christopher Student Ambassador award.

Kate maintains a general litigation practice and has represented clients in the Alberta Court of Justice, the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and the Alberta Court of King’s Bench.

In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling, playing soccer, and spending time at home with her family, which includes two very wild little children, and two very patient dogs.

Education

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

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association

Kate Perala for ABlawg – Private Healthcare and the Law

May 9, 2023

Carbert Waite student-at-law, Kate Perala, recently co-authored a piece on ABlawg.ca where she offered her insights into a decision surrounding private healthcare. 

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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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