Leanne Monsma

Leanne Monsma: Attorney with Field Law

Biography

Leanne Monsma is a business-minded lawyer practicing in the areas of labour and employment and professional regulation. She helps universities, colleges, law enforcement agencies and private companies deal with complex matters including human rights issues, privacy obligations, discipline, grievances, and collective bargaining. She also helps professional regulatory associations deal with issues concerning governance, registration and discipline.

Her composed nature and strong conflict-resolution and communication skills are useful when dealing with issues such as:

•Grievances
•Discipline
•Wrongful dismissal claims
•Human rights complaints
•Privacy matters
•Access to information requests

The situations that I face with my clients are often times stressful and tense. My goal from the beginning is to develop a comfortable and real relationship with my client. I think that this not only helps us to achieve the best result, but also allows us to have some fun along the way.

Her abilities to think big picture and foresee potential consequences down the road make her a valued advisor. Leanne prides herself on always coming to a case extremely prepared. Her research skills and process allow her to effectively address issues from multiple angles.

Outside of Work

I love being in the mountains - and I especially love climbing them, she says. She also loves food and trying new restaurants. Leanne follows numerous food blogs and makes a big effort to try out the restaurant recommendations that she finds in them, whether they're local or abroad. I actually make food the focus of my travels.

Experience

•An employer was facing numerous grievances in relation to a single employee. This was a complicated case because of the high number of grievances, documents and witnesses. The case proceeded to arbitration, however, due to the effectiveness of the way Leanne helped present the employer's case, the union ultimately withdrew the grievances.

We were successful because we were thoroughly prepared and because we maintained a respectful and collaborative relationship with the union throughout.

•A public institution came to Field Law seeking advice about its obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP Act).

While the FOIPP Act can be complicated, Leanne helped break that complexity down by offering an opinion clearly setting out the public institution's obligations and providing specific and practical recommendations to the public institution on how to meet those obligations.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Labour and Employment
  • Professional Regulatory

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7602  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com/lawyer_overview.asp?lawyerID=357
University Attended:
University of Alberta, B.A., with distinction, 2010
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, J.D., with distinction, 2014
Year of First admission:
2014
Admission:
Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Joint Law Society of Alberta / Canadian Bar Association Legislation Liaison Committee Member 2016-Present

ISLN:
923313455

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