Michelle is an associate in the Yellowknife office practicing in the area of Labour & Employment. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2011.
- J.D., University of Ottawa
- B.Soc.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude), University of Ottawa
- Student Internship, Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal Canada
Community and Volunteer Activities
- Director, Canadians for Choice
- Established the University of Ottawa branch of the Law Union of Ontario
- Former Director, John Howard Society of Ontario
- Worked as a student at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic delivering community legal education
- Michelle represents and advises employers and employees concerning a variety of labour & employment issues, such as termination, discipline, human rights and employment standards.
- Michelle defends wrongful dismissal actions on behalf of employers and prosecutes such actions on behalf of employees.
- She reviews and provides advice to employees on employment contracts, specific employment terms and severance agreements.
- Frequently, Michelle assists employers with complex calculations to determine amounts owing for termination pay, severance pay and unpaid wages over multiple years.
- Michelle has taught courses in Aboriginal Law and Criminology at the University of Ottawa
- Michelle has developed and delivered education presentations to groups of youth and adults on legal issues including criminal law, human rights and employment law