Jill joined Jones Divorce Law in 2018 with a passion for educating clients on their legal options so they can find solutions that work best for their situation. Jill is a senior lawyer and a mediator with a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in a family law file. Jill strives to provide practical, cost-effective resolutions to assist clients in moving forward with their lives.
While Jill’s focus is to help clients achieve timely and practical resolutions to their issues outside of the formal court process, where necessary, she is an effective litigator. Jill has experience representing clients at Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and a variety of administrative boards and hearings.
Jill obtained her Bachelor of Education at the University of Victoria before attending the University of British Columbia where she obtained her law degree in 2006. She has been practicing law in Calgary since 2007. Jill began her career in family law and in employment law and then practiced health law for many years with Alberta Health Services before returning to private practice with Jones Divorce Law. Jill is excited to return to a full-time practice in family law and work with clients to achieve resolutions in all areas of family law, including: separation and divorce proceedings, property division, common law separations, parenting arrangements and domestic agreements.
Jill is happy to assist clients as a mediator as well, helping parties’ find creative solutions that allow them to move forward on their own terms. With her unique health law experience, Jill can also work advocate or mediate matters pertaining to eldercare law and health law issues such as: personal directives, decision making authority and conflict that can occur within families about future care, such as placement decisions and end of life decision making.
Outside of work, Jill spends as much time as possible with her husband and their three kids exploring and playing in the mountains. Jill also enjoys volunteering as a Director with her community association and as a coach and manager of her children’s sports teams. She has also volunteered with a variety of legal programs including Children’s Legal Education Resource Centre, the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and Calgary Legal Guidance. Jill enjoys speaking and writing papers, and has done a significant amount of legal education throughout her career.