Nancy is a Chapman Riebeek lifer. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she obtained her Legal Assistant Diploma and worked with Chapman Riebeek as an assistant. She obtained her law degree from the University of Alberta and returned to Chapman Riebeek for her articles. She became an associate with the firm in 1995 and became the first female partner of the firm in 2000.
Her major areas of practice include estate law (administration and litigation assisting families, executors and beneficiaries), elder law (acting for guardians, trustees and represented adults), municipal (prosecution and administrative), and real estate. She has represented clients in all levels of Court in Alberta. Nancy’s priority in her estate work and elder law lies in assisting people in negotiating unfamiliar legal waters, during, what is often, an emotional and difficult time.
Nancy provides advice to Municipalities on bylaw matters and oversees our bylaw prosecution team. She has run bylaw prosecutions for 28 municipalities in Alberta and conducts bylaw prosecutions on an ongoing basis for 10 – 12 municipalities.
She is a long-standing member and former long-term executive board member of the Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada. She served on the board of the Central Alberta Emergency Women’s Shelter and is a current member of the Central Alberta Bar Society. She served as a volunteer lawyer and organizer for the Western Canada Society to Access Justice Clinic (a pro bono legal clinic) from its inception in 2001 until it closed in 2006. She has been on panels for, and presented papers at, the Legal Education Society Alberta seminars for legal support staff and students in the RDC Legal Assistant Program. Her most memorable presentation was one given at the Western Canada Cemetery Association Conference.
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