Janna is an associate at Roper Greyell, practicing in all areas of workplace law with a focus on privacy, litigation, human rights and labour law matters.
Janna has represented clients before many levels of court in British Columbia and before provincial and federal tribunals. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Janna maintained a human rights, employment and labour, and professional regulatory practice at a boutique Vancouver firm, having previously completed her articles at Roper Greyell before being called to the British Columbia bar in 2020.
Career highlights as a lawyer for Janna include pro-bono work with Indigenous clients, having represented these clients at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. While a student at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, Janna volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, where she assisted duty counsel with the Emergency Protection Orders project, helping clients who are facing domestic violence; worked at the Law Society of Alberta; and won the Conflict of Laws award.
Janna brings an accomplished background in the music industry to her workplace law practice, with her work leading to a Juno Award nomination and a Western Canadian Music Award. Janna has also served as a judge for the Juno Awards, most recently for the 50th anniversary of the Juno Awards in 2021.
Away from the office, Janna spends time volunteering with the MaGIC Consortium as a young adult patient advocate for young people with cancer. Janna can also be found on her bike, trail running, drinking BC wine (not necessarily in that order), or most appropriately, taking in a concert or music show.
B.Mus., Queen’s University, 2001
J.D., University of Calgary, 2017
Year of call
British Columbia, 2020
Campbell River Test Affirmed Once Again: It is the Test in BC When Determining Entitlement to Accommodation on the Basis of Family Status
Oppression Remedy, Wrongful Dismissal, Corporate Reorganisations
Expiry of Maximum Layoff Period Without Cause Termination: CERB Deducted from Damages
Membership / Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
BC Regional Advisory Council, Canadian Music Centre