Monique maintains a general litigation practice, representing clients in trials, hearings and appeals. Monique has a significant focus in areas of public law, including administrative law (especially human rights and workers' compensation claims), constitutional law and Aboriginal law. Monique also has significant experience with personal injury, employment and insurance claims. She has won favourable awards and settlements for clients who have suffered life-altering injuries, workplace discrimination and major economic loss.
Monique has argued cases at the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of Court in British Columbia, and before various administrative tribunals. See Monique’s areas of practice for examples of recent and notable work.
Monique has a special interest in international law, particularly in the area of human rights. Since 2014, Monique has authored the international law chapter in the Continuing Legal Education Society's Annual Review of Law & Practice. She is also a regular contributor to professional development sessions on international, constitutional, administrative and workers’ compensation law.
Monique loves the law and is actively involved in the legal community as a volunteer. She is the Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's International Law Section, and a past co-chair of the Section’s Rights of Persons and Communities Committee. She previously served as Chair of the British Columbia Branch of the International Law Section, and Co-Chair of the International Assistance Committee. Monique served as the Mexico monitor for Lawyers Rights Watch Canada from 2006 to 2008.
Monique received her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2001 and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2002. She also holds a BA in philosophy and political science from Simon Fraser University.
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