Jill joined Jones Divorce Law in the Fall of 2018 with a passion for educating clients about their legal options and helping them to find practical solutions that work for their families so they can move forward in their lives. While her focus is to help her clients resolve their matters outside of the courtroom, where necessary Jill is an effective litigator. She has advocated for clients at Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and a variety of administrative boards and hearings.
Jill obtained her law degree in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia in 2006 and has been practicing law in Calgary since 2007. Jill began her career in family law and employment law and has most recently been practicing health law with Alberta Health Services. She is excited to return to a full-time practice in family law and assist clients in all areas of family law, including: separation and divorce matters, property division, common law separation, custody arrangements and prenuptial and marriage agreements.
With Jill’s unique health law experience, she can also work with clients on matters pertaining to elder law and health law issues such as: drafting of personal directives and conflict resolution related to personal directives, guardians and other decision makers, mature minors and seniors’ housing.
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 member of her community’s board of directors 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.