Madam Justice Michele Hollins

Madam Justice Michele Hollins

Madam Justice Michele Hollins

Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

Day One – March 13, 2018 – Women Changing the Workplace

Originally from Saskatchewan, Michele obtained her BSc from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1987 and then her LLS from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. After clerking to the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, she worked at McCarthy Tetrault in Calgary, Alberta until 2001, when she joined the firm of Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP. She became a partner in 2004 and received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2008.

Before her appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in March of 2017, Michele had a varied civil and commercial litigation practice, with a focus on employment law. She had extensive courtroom experience before all levels of Alberta Courts and in 2012-2013, was Lead Counsel to the Provincial Public Inquiry regarding Preferential Access to Health Care.

Michele was involved in the Canadian Bar Association for many years, including serving as the National President in 2014-2015. She received the Louis St. Laurent Award for service to the CBA in 2010 and the Women in Law Leadership Award in 2013.

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