As an Aboriginal law practitioner with a particular interest in governance and policy development, Trina has drafted Election Laws, Membership Codes, and a wide range of bylaws and policies designed to meet the specific needs of First Nation communities.
Trina's other practice focus is employment law and she has assisted employees and employers in all aspects of the employment relationship from conducting litigation and hearings to resolve employment related disputes to drafting executive employment agreements and comprehensive policy documents.
As a litigator, Trina has appeared before the Alberta Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada on leave applications as well as numerous administrative boards and tribunals including the Indian Specific Claims Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Canada Labour Code adjudicators, Employment Insurance Boards of Referees and Umpires, the Canada Pension Review Tribunal, and private arbitrators.
Trina's volunteer activities have included serving on the Law Society of Alberta's Conduct and Practice Review Committees and on the executive of the Edmonton branch of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund.
Admitted to Bar
- Alberta, 1995
1994 LL.B. (University of Alberta)
1989 B.A. with distinction (University of Alberta)