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General Business Law - Northern Canada and Arctic
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Administrative, Constitutional and Public Law; Commercial Litigation; Healthcare; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Northern Canada; Power.
Sheila MacPherson is the Administrative Partner of the Yellowknife office. She is the most senior civil litigator in our Yellowknife office. She has experience in all levels of court in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and has appeared before a number of boards and tribunals. She routinely advises and represents both the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut on legal issues before courts. She is presently the Deputy Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.
Sheila has considerable experience in the area of parliamentary privilege, legislative drafting and interpretation and constitutional law, much of that arising out of her experience with the Legislative Assembly stemming back to 1988. She has advised, and continues to advise, a number of boards with respect to their legal obligations. She has appeared in complex litigation matters in both Nunavut and the NWT. She is counsel for the Government of Nunavut on child protection cases and, as such, appears before the Nunavut Court of Justice on these matters on a regular basis.
Sheila is a member of the bars of Northwest Territories (1988) and Nunavut (1999).
Governing Council of McLachlin Access to Justice Fund - Founding Member; Canadian Bar Association - Member.