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Profile – Karen Prisciak, Q.C.

Karen has practiced law in Saskatchewan since 1984. Her extensive experience in civil
litigation, administrative tribunals and workplace investigations ensures effective
representation of individuals and institutions. Karen has held numerous positions for
charitable organizations, including Planned Parenthood and Saskatchewan Native Theatre
Company. She taught at many Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Continuing
Legal Education Society and Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association conferences.

Litigation Consultant
Karen has over 30 years of experience in superior court jury and non-jury trials as well as
in the Court of Appeal. 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 or 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. and
presents at Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association
(Saskatchewan Branch) seminars.

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 professional organizations 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.

Harassment/Workplace/Professional Discipline Investigations
Karen’s background in law and psychology is a valuable asset in conducting workplace
investigations. Her objective investigation and evaluation skills are critical to the process
and recognize the importance of a healthy workplace, compliant with human rights and
occupational health legislation.

Curriculum Vitae