Julie G. Hopkins

Julie G. Hopkins: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (894 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Julie Hopkins is a senior commercial litigator with over 20 years arbitration and litigation experience. She assists clients with complex and technical disputes involving issues such as oil & gas, insurance, corporate and constitutional law. She has extensive appellate experience.

Julie is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She sits as a grievance arbitrator and unjust dismissal adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code and is a part-time member of the Land Compenation Board and Surface Rights Board. For a number of years she was a Panel Chair on the Insurance Councils Appeal Board. She has acted as agent for the Federal Crown prosecuting offences under federal statutes including the Income Tax Act and Excise Act.

Community Involvement

•Mentor, Mentor Connect Program, Law Society of Alberta
•Volunteer at various ski racing events around the Province

Publications & Presentations

•Co-Author, “An Introduction to Decision-Making and Reasons for Decision,” the Canadian Institute, 2005.
•Co-Author, “Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. v. Soost: Alberta Court of Appeal Restates Principles Related to Damages for Wrongful Dismissal,” Lexology, 2010.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Appeal and Review
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Public Law Litigation and Arbitration
  • Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9677  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Calgary, B.A., Hons., Political Science, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1993
Year of First admission:
1994, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canada Expedited Arbitration Panel, ICDR Canada?
•Part-time Member, Land Compensation Board and Surface Rights Board
•Grievance arbitrator, unjust dismissal adjudicator and wage recovery referee eligible for appointment by the Minister of Labour under the Canada Labour Code and Wage Earner Protection Program Act
•Public Member, Panel Chair, Alberta Insurance Councils Appeal Board (which hears appeals from decisions of the Alberta Insurance Councils responsible for licensing and disciplining insurance agents, adjusters and brokers) (2008-2016)
•Member, Insurance and Disaster Recovery Program Advisory Committee (Appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to provide advice concerning disaster recovery assistance and insurance issues related to the 2013 flooding of Southern Alberta). (2014-2015)
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

•Mentor, Mentor Connect Program, Law Society of Alberta
•Volunteer at various ski racing events around the Province

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Represented a Joint Venture Owner in a domestic arbitration related to certain oil sands operations.; Representing the Government of Alberta in defending a Charter challenge to the soft-tissue injury cap.; Representing a Lloyd's insurer in a complex international commercial arbitration concerning construction insurance.; Represented a health authority in a judicial review of its decision to relocate an obstetrics ward outside of a small town hospital.; Representing certain corporations in an action concerning complex issues of trust and corporate law arising out of an estate freeze.; Representing parties in arbitrations under Power Purchase Arrangements established pursuant to the Electric Utilities Act.; Representing an employer at the appeal of significant employment law case concerning damages.; Representing the Government of Alberta in litigation concerning the ATB and West Edmonton Mall/Ghermezian.; Representing a subcontractor in a large construction dispute related to the Athabasca Oil Sands Project.; Representing a pipeline company in relation to a constitutional division of powers case.; Assistant to a member of the bi-national panels under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), involving reviewing decisions related to anti-dumping duties.

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  • 4.2/5.0 (1 review)
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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4

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