Magnolia Unka-Wool was born and raised in the Northwest Territories. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 2005, followed by a law degree in 2008 from the University of British Columbia.
After articling with Rath & Company, a firm southwest of Calgary, Magnolia was called to the bar in 2009, and stayed on as an associate practicing Aboriginal law until her move to Field Law in 2010.
Magnolia currently works in our Yellowknife Office practicing primarily in insurance and corporate/business litigation and Indian Residential School claims. She has represented more than 200 Indian Residential School IAP claimants since joining Field Law.
Magnolia also carries on a wills and estates practice which focuses on the drafting of wills and estate documents and acting on behalf of executors/administrators in applications for probate/letters of administration.
Magnolia has appeared before the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories; the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories; the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench; and the Alberta Provincial Court.
The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Magnolia:
Northern Issues Panel Speaker 26th Annual Indigenous Bar Association Conference October 2014
Shortage of Lawyers North of 60 Preventing Indian Residential School Claimants from Submitting Claims? Arctic Obiter, Law Society of Northwest Territories & CBA-NT 2010