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Valerie Prather QC

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Valerie's practice focuses on professional negligence and administrative law. She has appeared before various administrative tribunals, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Court of Appeal of Alberta. Her professional negligence practice concentrates on representing physicians before the courts when they are sued for medical negligence. In addition, she provides assistance to physicians in dealing with professional conduct issues before the College of Physicians and Surgeons and various hospital administrative tribunals.


Admitted to the Alberta bar, 1988.


Valerie is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and a frequent lecturer at medical conferences on medico-legal matters. In addition to her practice, Valerie is actively involved in the Moot Court program at the University of Calgary Law School and teaches advocacy to practicing lawyers through the Advocates' Society