Karen Poetker

PARTNER
Our People

Education

Admitted to the Bar, 2009
LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2008
M.A., Ryerson/York Universities, 2004
B.A., University of Manitoba, 2001

Assistant

Debby Watkins, 204.956.0560 ext. 342
204.956.3571
"Having the right people makes a difference."
Profile: 

Karen received her law degree from the University of Manitoba in 2008 and was called to the Bar in 2009. She has appeared at all levels of court in Manitoba, and appears before administrative tribunals as well. She has also appeared before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Karen regularly assists a wide range of clients with a variety of disputes, including civil and commercial litigation, construction litigation, insurance litigation, collection matters, employment disputes, estate litigation, and human rights disputes. She also has experience negotiating resolutions through formal court-assisted mediation. Karen is also a presiding member of the Housing Cooperative Appeal Tribunal.

 

Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

  • Co-Presenter (with Elizabeth Bima and Matthew Maslanka), Small Claims Primer, Young Lawyers’ Section, Law Society of Manitoba, June 2016
  • Co-Presenter (with Claudette Perreault and Matthew Maslanka), Small Claims Primer, Young Lawyers’ Section, Law Society of Manitoba, June 2015
  • Co-Presenter (with Matthew Maslanka), Small Claims Primer, Young Lawyers’ Section, Law Society of Manitoba, July 2014
  • Co-Author (with Steve Vincent), “How you can avoid common Errors and Omissions problems”, Manitoba Insurance Broker Magazine, December 2013
  • Regular Presenter, Legal Help Centre Small Claims Workshop, 2012/2013
  • Co-Presenter (with Georgina Garrett), Small Claims Primer, Young Lawyers’ Section, Law Society of Manitoba, June 14, 2013
  • Co-Presenter (with Adam Herstein), “Client Contract and Litigation Primer for Artists”, ACI Manitoba, October 25, 2012
  • Co-Presenter (with Adam Herstein), “Clients are awesome, except when they’re not. A guide to project contracts”, New Media Manitoba, March 20, 2012

 

Honours and Awards:

  • Wilson Moot Cup Participant, 2008
  • Solomon Greenberg Moot finalist, 2007
  • Max and Manly Isaacs Prize, 2006
  • Ryerson Graduate Scholarship for academic excellence, 2002 – 2004
  • Dean’s Honour List, University of Manitoba, 1997 – 2000

 

Memberships and Associations:

  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association