Fiona Balaton

Fiona began her articles with Carbert Waite LLP in August 2018 after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, Fiona had a lengthy career as a registered nurse, in which she worked primarily in the post anesthesia care unit. Fiona has worked as a nurse in Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Canada.


During law school, Fiona worked as a research assistant in the areas of environmental, administrative and regulatory law, and has co-authored an academic paper on creative environmental sentencing (pending publication). In her third year of law school, Fiona was involved with Public Interest Law Clinic at the University of Calgary which facilitates access to justice, supports litigation on public interest legal issues, and advocates for law reform, in areas such as environmental protection, human rights and public health. Through this experience, Fiona was able to assist with preparing a file for the Supreme Court of Canada.


Fiona was also actively involved in the University of Calgary mooting program, where she competed in the William McGillivray Moot Shield Competition and the Bennett Jones Cup in Health Law Advocacy competition.



University of Calgary
(J.D., 2018)


Robert Gordon University, Scotland
(Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing, 1996)

Professional Memberships


Law Society of Alberta

Canadian Bar Association

Calgary Bar Association

Association of Women Lawyers

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