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Profile – Karen Prisciak, Q.C.

Karen has practiced law in Saskatchewan since 1985. She has extensive experience in civil litigation at all levels of Saskatchewan Courts and administrative tribunals. She taught as a sessional lecturer in Trial Advocacy at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and presents frequently at Canadian Bar Association and Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association conferences.


Litigation

Karen has more than 35 years of experience in superior court jury and non-jury trials as well as in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. She has extensive experience with expert witnesses ranging from engineers to economists to medical specialists. She is skilled at assisting clients, including other lawyers, in trial and appellate strategy, examination of witnesses and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses. Karen taught Trial Advocacy at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan for 14 years, conducted the intensive Trial Advocacy Symposium with Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc.


Administrative Tribunals

Karen served as the Inaugural Chair of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal and Vice-Chair of the Saskatchewan Police Commission. She served as a Fact Finder for three Indian Residential School Projects as well as an adjudicator under the Independent Assessment Project. She acts for a number of professional governing bodies as well as individual professionals in matters of discipline. Karen is familiar with the legislation and common-law principles governing administrative tribunals and professional governing bodies.


Labour Arbitrations

Karen has been appointed as Chair to numerous labour arbitration panels and has written decisions on a variety of labour/management issues.


Investigations

Karen has conducted personal harassment investigations involving government institutions and private businesses.


Curriculum Vitae