Leanne Monsma

Leanne Monsma: Attorney with Field Law
  • Associate at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Leanne Monsma is an Edmonton-based lawyer practicing in the areas of labour and employment and professional regulation. She assists corporations, universities, colleges and law enforcement agencies with complex matters such as 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 is useful when dealing with issues such as:
•Human rights complaints
•Access to information requests
•Other privacy matters
•Discipline
•Grievances
•Wrongful dismissal claims
Using her excellent research and communication skills, Leanne prides herself on always coming to a case extremely prepared. At the same time, after clerking at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Leanne recognizes the importance of practicality and efficiency.

Value to Clients

My goal from the beginning is to develop a comfortable and real relationship with my client. My clients often come to me with issues that bring them significant amounts of anxiety and difficulty. It’s important to me that my clients trust me to carry and deal with this stress for them.

Outside the Office

Leanne loves being in the mountains - and especially loves climbing them. 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. She has even been known to make food the focus of her travels.

Community

Bissell Centre
Board Member
2016 - Present

News + Views + Events

September 2017
Standing of Complainants on Judicial Review
Perspectives for the Professions
July 2017
How Key is the Employee? Identifying When an Employee is a Fiduciary
Workwise
May/June 2017
Marijuana in the Workplace
Seminars
April 2017
Reviews of Workplace Legislation Underway in Alberta
March 2017
Don’t Skimp on Statutory Minimums: Drafting an Enforceable Termination Clause

Client Stories

Assisting a client with a complex grievances case

An employer was facing numerous grievances in relation to a single employee. The case was very complicated 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. Leanne was successful because she advocated strongly on behalf of her client but maintained a respectful and collaborative relationship with the union throughout.

Providing practical advice on the FOIPP Act

A public institution needed 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 (7)

  • Labour + Employment
  • Law Enforcement
  • Professional Regulatory
  • Education
  • Government
  • Human Rights
  • Privacy

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:
2015
Admission:
Alberta
Memberships:

Professional

Joint Law Society of Alberta / Canadian Bar Association Legislation Liaison Committee
Member
2016 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta
Member, Labour and Employment Law
2016 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta
Member, Administrative Law
2016 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta
Member, Constitutional and Human Rights
2016 - Present

ISLN:
923313455

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