Assistants

Bio

Dell is a Métis-Cree person from the Red River Settlement. Her practice is focused primarily in the areas of Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates, Aboriginal Law, and Privacy Law.

 

Her litigation practice has touched on a wide range of legal issues, including estate litigation, personal injury, human rights law, collections, and administrative law.

 

Dell’s estate practice has given her experience in drafting wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and assisting in the administration of estates, including by drafting requests for probate and various releases and transfer documents required to distribute the property of the deceased. She has a particular interest in assisting Indigenous clients with this complex area of law.

 

Aboriginal law is defined as Euro-Canadian law created by Canadian governments and courts about Indigenous peoples. Dell’s interest in Aboriginal law stems from her identity as a Métis person, and her belief in the need to have Indigenous voices in the practice of Aboriginal law. She has experience with Indian status claims, working with resource developers as they engage with First Nations and Métis communities, and constitutional matters such as the impact of the division of powers.

 

Finally, Dell practices in privacy law generally. For example, she has experience providing advice to clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors on regulatory compliance with privacy laws. She has also assisted in the creation and implementation of privacy and data protection policies, procedures, and best practices for both customer and employee data.

 

Dell was a summer student at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in 2017 and 2018, and returned as an articling student in 2019. Dell joined the firm as an associate in 2020.

 

 

  • Services

    Aboriginal Law

    Administrative

    Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

    Privacy and Access Law

    Privacy and Data Protection

  • Education

    University of Winnipeg, B.A. Criminal Justice, 2012
    University of Manitoba, J.D., 2019

  • Industries

    Technology, Information & Communication

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, June 2020

  • Achievements

    The A. Montague Israel, QC Prize, 2020

    Clerk, Manitoba Court of Appeal (2019)

    Schwartz/Reisman Scholars Program – High Academic Achievement, Leadership Qualities and Community Involvement (2016-2017; 2017-2018; 2018-2019)

    Anthony G. Draper Memorial Prize – Highest Grade in Remedies (2019)

    George Thomas Chapman Q.C. Family Prize – Highest Grade in Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility (2019)

    UMSU Award for Indigenous Community Leaders – (2018)

    Pitblado Scholar - Dean’s Honour List (2016-2017; 2017-2018)

    Game Changer, Manitoba’s Idea Competition – 2nd Place for Just A Warm Sleep, Emergency Warming Shelter (2017)

    D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize – Highest Grade in Family Law (2017-2018)

    D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize – Highest Grade in Employment Law (2017-2018)

    Neil James MacDonald Memorial Prize - Highest Grade First Year Criminal Law (2016-2017)

    Morton H. Nemy Entrance Award - High Academic Achievement, Personal Characteristics Associated with the Highest Standard of the Profession (2016)

    Award for Commitment to Volunteer Service - Canadian Mental Health Association (2014)

    Lorne J.C. Elliot Memorial Scholarship in Sociology (2010)

    Judge Walter J. Lindal Memorial Scholarship – For Leadership Qualities in Law (2010)

    Condren Rex Keatinge Scholarship in Criminal Justice - For Academic Excellence (2009)

  • In the Community

    Board Member, 1JustCity - Present

    Manitoba Law Students Association – Vice-President Finance (2018-2019)

    Robson Hall Mental Health Group – Co-founder; President (2017-2018)

    Manitoba Indigenous Law Students Association – Vice-President Finance (2017-2018)

    Pro Bono Students Canada (2016-2017)

    Canadian Mental Health Association-Speaker (2013-2015)

     

  • Associations

    • Manitoba Bar Association
    • Canadian Bar Association