Julie practises in all areas of workplace law, including employment, labour, human rights, occupational health and safety and privacy law.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie was a therapist and mental health expert for over a decade. Her unique background allows her to address intricate issues in the workplace, specifically those related to mental health disabilities, drug and alcohol issues, workplace misconduct and bullying and harassment. Julie uses her broad skill-set to provide trusted guidance that draws from her counselling background. Dedicated to ensuring difficult solutions are resolved well, Julie strives to protect her clients and maintain morale.
Julie’s unique background in mental health allows her to work alongside her clients, navigating complex issues related to mental health and addiction issues in the workplace
Julie’s blend of skills and experience 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 absence and disability accommodation, 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 was a clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. During her law school days at Western University, she won several moot 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
Director, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
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)