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Johanna Thiessen

Articling Student


Johanna is completing her year as an Articling Student after graduating from the U of M Faculty of Law.

Johanna graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law in 2023. While in law school, she volunteered her time with Pro Bono Students Canada. During her second year, Johanna competed in the Bowman National Tax Moot where her team took home the top prize for Best Team. In her final year, Johanna was involved with the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic as Student Case Manager.

Prior to studying law, Johanna completed her Business Administration Diploma (with Honours) at Red River College. Following that, she went on to pursue a career in banking where she negotiated on behalf of her clients and advised them on investment and financial planning. In 2010, Johanna transitioned to a career in hairstyling where she built a successful business through expertise in her trade and an emphasis on relationship building.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Manitoba, 2023
  • Business Administration Diploma, Red River College, 2005
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Best Team, 2022 Bowman Tax Moot
  • Dean’s Honour List, Red River College, 2003-2005
  • Student Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada, 2021-2022
  • Student Case Manager, L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic, 2022-2023