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.
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.
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.