Lauren is a partner at Carbert Waite LLP. She obtained her J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2011. Previously, she 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 in 2014.
Lauren’s current practice is in general civil litigation, with a focus on employment, human rights, health, and personal injury law.
With respect to her employment practice, Lauren 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.
In her personal injury practice, Lauren represents individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others, such as in motor vehicle accidents. In addition, Lauren represents various corporations in their defence of claims of negligence, such as slip and falls.
In the area of health law, Lauren represents health care institutions and other health care professionals on various issues, including in medical malpractice defence.
In addition to the above, Lauren has also 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.
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.
- Schulich School of Law,
Dalhousie University (J.D., 2011)
- University of Calgary
(B. Sc., 2008)
- Law Society of Alberta (2014)
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (2012 – 2014)
- Canadian Bar Association
- Calgary Bar Association
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Unilateral Changes to Employment Contracts
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Update on the Law of Constructive Dismissal
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