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Julie Hopkins is a senior commercial litigator with over 20 years of arbitration, litigation and administrative law 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 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.
•Mentor, Mentor Connect Program, Law Society of Alberta
•Arbitrator, Willem C. Vis (East) Moot, Hong Kong, 2018
•Volunteer, ski racing events in Alberta and British Columbia
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.
•Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
•Member, Canadian Roster for Dispute Settlement Panels under Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) of the North American Free Trade Agreement
•Alberta Sessions Co-ordinator, Supreme Court Advocacy Institute
•Director and Honorary Secretary, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch
•Member, Canada Expedited Arbitration Panel, ICDR Canada
•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.
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