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BARNOTES is written for lawyers by lawyers. If you have an article of interest that you would like to see in a future publication, please contact our Editor, Hannah Zip.

Hannah Zip

Hannah Zip

Editor | Knott den Hollander

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Hannah graduated from the College of Law in 2007.  Her main areas of practice include wills and estate planning, adult guardianship applications, family law and real estate.

Hannah is a certified collaborative law practitioner and strongly believes that obtaining what is in the best legal and personal interests of the client can be reached through amicable and cooperative means in a collaborative setting.

Hannah is currently the Executive Member for the National Wills, Estates and Trusts section of the CBA and is past chair of the Wills, Estates and Elder north section of the Canadian Bar Association for Saskatchewan, and is involved with strategic planning and legal education in those areas of the law at the national level. 

Kate Crisp

Kate Crisp

Scharfstein Gibbings Walen & Fisher LLP

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Kate is an associate at Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP and has a general family law practice. She has assisted clients with a variety of family law issues, providing services related to the division of family property, spousal and child maintenance and parenting. Kate has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan on behalf of clients. Kate completed her Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing at Simon Fraser University in 2006. She then moved to Saskatoon and obtained her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009.  Kate was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in June 2010

Tonya Lambert

Tonya Lambert

Tonya is currently a student sudying at the College of Law.

Tristan Culham

Tristan Culham

MLT Aikins LLP

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Tristan Culham is an experienced commercial litigator at MLT Aikins in Regina.  Tristan was called to the Bar in 2008 and maintains a practice that focuses mainly on agricultural disputes and intellectual property enforcement.

Jared Epp

Jared Epp

Robertson Stromberg LLP

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Jared Epp is an associate with Robertson Stromberg. His practice focuses on civil litigation and, in particular, on the areas of construction and insurance law. Jared has published articles in both the Saskatchewan Law Review and the Advocate. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan as well as a past winner of the Sopinka Cup, an annual criminal law moot court trial competition. Jared has appeared in provincial and superior courts throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  

Leah Howie

Leah Howie

Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan

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Leah Howie is the Director of the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan. Leah was born and raised in Saskatoon, and completed three degrees - a Bachelor of Science (Engineering), a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) and a Bachelor of Laws - from the University of Saskatchewan. After completing her law degree in 2008, Leah clerked for the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Following her clerkship, Leah completed a LLM at the University of Cambridge. In addition to her current position with the Commission, she also teaches legal research and writing to first year law students, and coaches the environmental law moot team. She is also a Senator for the University of Saskatchewan. 

Amjad Murabit

Amjad Murabit

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

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Amjad graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law in 2016.  He is currently working for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.  Prior to enrolling in law school, he completed a Masters degree and an Honours degree in Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.  Amjad's interests outside of law include: playing and watching sports, listening to music, travelling and spending time with family.

Michael Scherman

Michael Scherman

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Mike is an associate with Blake, Cassels & Graydon. His practice involves advising clients across Canada and internationally on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on complex service arrangements, technology acquisitions, outsourcing, and technology law. He has experience with an array of complex technology transactions, including cloud computing, systems development and implementation, and licensing.

Prior to moving back home to Saskatoon with his wife and two kids, Mike had lived in Toronto, Beijing, Montreal and Ottawa while working as a lawyer with Blakes and before that as an engineer with a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer. Mike is an avid runner and cyclist and spends as much time as he can on the trails around Saskatoon.

James Streeton

James Streeton

Wardell Gillis

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James was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 and a Bachelors of Laws from the University of Adelaide in 2006. James was admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 2008. He currently works at Kapoor, Selnes & Klimm in Melfort, handling primarily criminal law and civil litigation.

Monteen Dent

Monteen Dent

Executive Director | CBA Saskatchewan

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Monteen is the Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. She has been employed by the CBA since 2016 and works with the BarNotes Editorial Board to ensure accuracy in our publications.