Stephanie Cousineau

“When it goes well, work can give you meaning and purpose. If that changes, sometimes you need the law to help get it back.
That’s where I come in.

I practise employment and human rights law, after getting my start at a boutique Aboriginal law firm in Calgary, and then shifting to an employment practice in Victoria. I like the near-universal quality of employment law: most of us have to work, and that often goes better when we can make the most of our employment rights and entitlements.

I have appeared before Human Rights commissions, tribunals, the BC Provincial Court, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Alberta Court of Appeal, though I always enjoy getting the chance for creative problem solving to eliminate the need for litigation (when possible). That kind of problem-solving starts with employment contract reviews and continues through advising on workplace issues like bullying and harassment, or negotiations around the end of employment. I have also done work in defamation, and completed workplace investigations with thoroughness and impartiality, and the same empathy and efficiency that I apply to my practice, generally.

I am a Montrealer by birth and now a British Columbian by choice, with a deep background in History and a law degree from the University of Calgary. I will happily discuss at length where to find the best cup of coffee, and I always want to see a picture of your pet. Outside of work I like languages, reading and writing military history, career development, climbing, mountain sports, and a hefty dose of Type II fun.


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