Julie practices in all areas of workplace law, including employment, labour, human rights, occupational health and safety and privacy law.
Combining her legal expertise with more than a decade of professional experience counselling people with mental health issues, she brings a unique skill set and perspective when advising employers who are addressing complex issues in the workplace, particularly those relating to workplace misconduct, bullying and harassment, mental health disabilities and drug and alcohol problems. When it comes to helping clients, Julie uses her broad skill-set to provide trusted guidance when navigating complex problems and to skillfully represent clients when complaints and allegations arise.
Julie’s blend of skills and expertise make her particularly adept at conducting effective and comprehensive investigations into complex workplace issues such as allegations of bullying and harassment, sexual harassment or discrimination. Julie provides her clients with ongoing strategic advice to help manage workplace absences and disability accommodations, and skillful representation in administrative tribunals, including human rights, Workers Compensation and labour arbitration proceedings, as well as civil proceedings, including wrongful and constructive dismissal claims.
Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Julie clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. During her law school days at Western University she won several mooting and trial advocacy competitions, twice winning the George Bonn Award for Best Cross-Examination.
During her spare time Julie plans and executes multiple local outdoor adventures in the mountains and on the water with her husband and daughter while dreaming about future family adventures in more distant locales. Her favourite BC haunt is Hornby Island.
B.A., (With Distinction) Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria
M.Sc., Couple & Family Therapy, University of Guelph
JD., (With Distinction), Western University
Year of call
British Columbia, 2013
Membership / Affiliations
Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Bottom Line Conference on Workplace Mental Health
Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)