Karin has done extensive legal work on behalf of First Nations in relation to treaty rights, consultation, environmental protection, and negotiating impact benefit agreements. She also practices in the area of environmental law, representing landowners, NGOs and companies, and served as the President of the Environmental Law Centre.
As a trial lawyer, Karin has successfully represented clients in litigation in relation to the defence of malpractice claims, the protection of land and environmental rights, and in relation to treaty rights.
She has a B.S.W. in Social Welfare from the University of Calgary, completed Graduate Studies in Social Sciences at the University of Stockholm, and holds a Law degree from the University of Alberta, where she was awarded the Silver Medal in Law.
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, International Association of Impact Assessment
Instructor, Business Law and Administrative Law, MacEwan University
Council member, CBA (Alberta)
Instructor, Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education
Treaty Rights Issues in the Oil Sands (2014) Energy in the Oil Sands Conference, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Aboriginal Consultation – Law & Practice (2013) Environmental Law & Regulation Conference, Canadian Institute