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 and firmly believes that by educating clients on their rights and obligations, she can work with her clients to find solutions that work best for their situation. Jill works with clients in all areas of family law, including: separation and divorce proceedings, property division, common law separations, spousal support issues, parenting arrangements and domestic agreements.
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 a very effective litigator. Jill has experience representing clients at Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and through mediation / arbitration and arbitration. Jill obtained her law degree in 2006 from the University of British Columbia and also has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria. She has been practicing law in Calgary since 2007. Jill is happy to assist clients as a mediator as well to help parties’ find creative solutions that allow them to move forward on their own terms.
Jill practiced health law for many years which provides her with a unique understanding of many of the challenges families can face when making decisions for eldercare and health matters. Jill can also assist individuals or families as an advocate or mediator on issues pertaining to eldercare law and health law such as: personal directives, decision making authority and conflict 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 coach and manager for 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.
Law Society of Alberta
Calgary Bar Association
Alberta Family Mediation Society