Assistant: Sharon Siu
Direct: 604 605 8338
Areas of Expertise
Malpractice Defence Litigation
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.
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws with distinction
University of Stockholm, Graduate Studies, Social Sciences
University of Calgary, Bachelor of Social Welfare
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
Aboriginal Rights to Water, (2011) Canadian Institute of Resource Law Occasional Paper, (co-author: Monique Ross)
The Scope of Testimony by an Expert to Support an Expert Report (2010) The Barrister, Vol. 95; (co-author: Barb Cotton)