Jennifer Janz

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  • Partner at Field Law (122 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Jennifer Janz focuses her civil litigation practice on health law, defending health care professionals and organizations against medical malpractice and negligence claims before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Alberta Court of Appeal. Her clients include health authorities, hospitals, long-term care centres, nurses and other paramedical professionals throughout Alberta.

In addition to her litigation practice, Jennifer advises clients regarding risk management issues, best practices and litigation avoidance. She also provides clinical policy and practice opinions to health care clients and advice on resolving internal medical staff disputes.

Before starting her legal career, Jennifer was on the front lines of patient care as a medical laboratory technologist for more than 10 years.

Value to clients

Jennifer’s extensive health care background gives her unique insight into the daily and long-term challenges her clients face. Her practical experience and legal training enable her to help nurses and other health care professionals overcome these complex challenges and resolve highly emotional situations while also minimizing risk.

Recognition

Gordon Wright, Q.C. Memorial Award
2005
Blake, Cassels and Graydon Second Year Scholarship
2004
Chief Judge Nelles V. Buchanan Memorial Scholarship in Litigation
2004
Chief Justice S. Bruce Smith Prize
2003
Blake, Cassels and Graydon Second Year Scholarship
2003
University Hospital Medical Staff Prize
1990
Robert Tegler Matriculation Bursary
1986

Community

A Joyful Noise Choir Association Board
Vice President
2014 - Present
Edmonton Humane Society
Volunteer
2009 - 2012
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Volunteer
2005 - 2010
Canadian Cancer Society
Canvasser
2001 - 2002

News + Views + Events

November 2013
Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings Second Edition (Professional Negligence Chapter)
November 2011
Understanding Dental Malpractice Litigation
September 2010
Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings
March 2010
Understanding Dental Malpractice Litigation
February 2010
Quality Assurance and Litigation: New Developments in Statutory Protection Against Disclosure
Fall 2009
Alberta's Apology Legislation - What Does It Mean for You?
Summer 2008
Prescribing Drugs and Informed Consent

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Health Industry Services
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7635  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science, with Distinction, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, with Distinction, 2005
Year of First admission:
2007
Admission:
2007, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North)
Co-Chair
2010 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North)
Member
2006-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Member
2006-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Research Lawyers Section (North)
Secretary
2010 - 2011
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Research Lawyers Section (North)
Member
2009-2011

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Jennifer and are representative of Jennifer's experience. Chorney v Thompson 2014 ABQB 410 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2014; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2012 ABCA 367 Alberta Court of Appeal 2012; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABQB 462 Alberta Court of Queens Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABQB 191 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Dunlop v. Paras 2011 ABCA 50 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 289 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 146 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 131 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 761 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 753 Alberta Coourt of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 590 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 557 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 518 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Guay v. Wong 2008 ABQB 638 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Krys v. Brown 2008 ABCA 123 Alberta Court of Appeal 2008
ISLN:
920842032

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