Michelle S. Jones
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- Salima Virani
- Legal Assistant
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Michelle joined Lawson Lundell as a summer student in 2006. After completing law school, Michelle spent a year clerking for the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division in Ottawa. She rejoined the firm in 2008 to article, and upon completion of her articles joined the Regulatory group as an Associate. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Michelle worked in Ottawa on Parliament Hill and for the federal public service. She has firsthand knowledge of the workings of governments and has advised clients, including governments and regulatory bodies, on policy matters.
Michelle acts for private sector, public sector and government clients on aboriginal law, environmental law and other regulatory matters. She also advises clients on issues involving administrative law, particularly in respect of judicial reviews. Further, she has experience advising clients (primarily employers) on workers’ compensation and occupation health and safety matters in British Columbia.
She has appeared before a number of regulatory tribunals including the British Columbia Utilities Commission and BC’s Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal and has represented clients before trial and appellant level courts in BC, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Project Law Blog, Contributor
- British Columbia (2009)
- Northwest Territories (2011)
- Nunavut (2011)
- University of Ottawa (BSocSc, Hons. 2004)
- University of Ottawa (LL.B., 2007)
Michelle’s interests include federal politics and current events, travelling and languages.
- "The Crown's Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples: Towards an understanding of the source, purpose and limits of the duty",Alberta Law Review,Volume 49, No 4(May 2012),Co-author with Chris W. Sanderson and Keith B. Bergner
- Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation Journal(August 2011),Co-Author with Chris W. Sanderson
- Lawson Lundell represents BC Hydro in the $825 million purchase of a 1/3 interest in the 493 megawatt Waneta Dam from Teck Metals Ltd.(March 22, 2010)
- “An Update on Cases and Practise Tips on Consultation”, Aboriginal Resources and Economic Development Forum,Insight Information, Winnipeg, MB(June 6-7, 2012),Presenter
- "Aboriginal Consultation Case Update", 9th Annual Western Canada Aboriginal Law Forum,Insight Information, Vancouver, BC(May 28-29, 2012),Presenter
- "Duty to Consult Case Law as it Continues to Evolve",10th Annual Aboriginal Law Conference, Insight Information, Toronto, ON(October 24-25, 2011),Co-speaker
- "Public and First Nation Consultation",Understanding Environmental Regulations Course, Educational Program Innovations Center (EPIC), Vancouver, BC(February 2 - 4, 2011)