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Julie Hopkins is a senior litigator in our Commercial Litigation Group in our Calgary office. She assists clients with complex and technical litigation matters involving a wide variety of issues including oil & gas, insurance, corporate, employment and constitutional matters at both the trial and appellate levels, where she has significant experience.
Julie has also been involved in a number of complex arbitrations and mediations and in providing advice concerning various regulatory matters before the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and the National Energy Board. She sits as a Panel Chair on a statutory board and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has appeared at the Court of Appeal on appeals from decisions of the Alberta Utilities Commission and its predecessor. She has acted as agent for the Federal Crown prosecuting offences under federal statutes including the Income Tax Act and Excise Act.
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.
•fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
•Member, Canada Expedited Arbitration Panel, ICDR Canada?
•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)
•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
•Volunteer, community school and various ski racing events around the Province