Biography

Lauren obtained her J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2011. She also received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Calgary in 2008. Lauren commenced her legal career with a firm in Halifax and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2012. She continued to practice in Halifax until she joined Carbert Waite LLP as an associate in 2014.

Lauren’s current practice is in general civil litigation, with a focus on employment, human rights, and health law. She regularly advises both employees and employers on human rights issues and on all aspects of employment, including terminations of employment, harassment, disability issues, workplace policies, employment standards, disciplinary issues, and occupational health and safety issues.

Lauren has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal and all levels of courts in Alberta, as well as before the courts in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.  She has represented clients in collective bargaining, before labour boards, and at arbitrations, conciliations, and mediations.  Lauren also has experience in matters related to labour law, professional regulations, administrative law, and pension/benefits law.

Education

  • Schulich School of Law,
    Dalhousie University (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Calgary
    (B. Sc., 2008)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (2014)
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (2012 – 2014)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association