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Catherine focuses on commercial litigation in the areas of secured and unsecured collections, insolvency and restructuring matters, and mortgage foreclosures. Catherine regularly conducts civil and commercial litigation matters in the Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal.

Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

  • Presenter, "Trading Places: Substitution of Trustees" CAIRP Forum May 2018
  • Presenter, "Making Decisions Effectively", FCI - CWI Women in Leadership, October 2016
  • Presenter, “Judgment Debtor Examinations; Useful Tool? Or Take A Pass?”, MBA Mid-Winter Conference, January 2016
  • Presenter/Author, “Personal Insolvency Technical Update”, CAIRP Forum, May 2015
  • Presenter, “Show Me The Money II”; Author, “Sheriffs and Bailiffs: The Muscle Behind The Law”, LSM Legal Studies Department Seminar, December 2012
  • Presenter/Author, “Personal Insolvency Technical Update”, CAIRP Forum, May 2012
  • Presenter/Author, “Back from the Brink: Insolvency in the New Era”; “Equipment Lessors: What To Do When Insolvency Approaches” and “Dealing with Insolvent Estates, Beneficiaries and Executors”, Isaac Pitblado Lectures, 2011
  • Presenter/Author, “When The Going Gets Tough? New Insolvency Regime To Help The Tough Get Going”; “Putting The Interim Back in Interim Receivers”, LSM Legal Studies Department Seminar, February 10, 2010
  • Presenter/Author, “Personal Insolvency Technical Update”, CAIRP Forum, May 2010
  • Presenter/Author, “BIA Amendments” and “Commercial Insolvency”, CAIRP Forum, May 2009
  • Update/Edit Bankruptcy and Insolvency Materials for CPLED Program, LSM, 2011 – 2015
  • Presenter/Author, “Show Me the Money! 21st Century Collection Law In Manitoba”, LSM Legal Studies Department Seminar, October 2006
  • Presenter/Author, “Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd. – Enhanced Damages for Bad Faith Terminations”; “The Costs of Termination of Employment – What Damages are Recoverable by Plaintiffs”; “Injury in the Course of Employment”; “Conflict of Interest in the Employment Relationship”, Lorman Education Seminars, 1998 – 2000

 

Community:

  • Director, Grace Hospital Foundation
  • Chair, Manitoba Bar Association, Insolvency Section, 2015 – 2017
  • Former Director and Honourary Legal Counsel, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Manitoba Division

 

Memberships and Associations:

  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Canadian and Manitoba Bar Associations
  • Former Member, Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
  • Former Member, Canadian Association of Law Teachers

 

Academic and Professional:

  • Learning Group Facilitator, Law Society of Manitoba CPLED Program, Written Advice and Advocacy, 2013 – 2018
  • Panel Member, Trustee in Bankruptcy Oral Board Examinations, 2011
  • Instructor, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law – Debtor/Creditor Rights, 2005 – 2010