Lauren N. Chalaturnyk

Associate

e: lchalaturnyk@rmrf.com
p: 780.497.3352
f: 780.429.3044

2014 – B.A., University of Alberta (with Distinction)
2017 – J.D., University of Alberta (with Distinction)
2018 – Admitted to the Alberta Bar

Practice Areas

Municipal Law, Labour & Employment

Experience

Lauren has a varied law practice with an emphasis on Employment Law, Municipal Law, and Human Rights.

Her practice is firmly rooted in the belief that strong legal representation extends far beyond a deep understanding of the law itself. Lauren’s people-centered approach puts her clients’ needs at the forefront of her work, finding solutions that fit the unique challenges of their individual circumstances.

Lauren practices primarily in the area of Labour and Employment Law. She assists both employers and employees to resolve disputes and manage issues related to employment. This includes wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, as well as other termination-related issues. She assists organizations with day-to-day human resources concerns and also drafts employment agreements and policies related to HR. Her work ranges from full policy overhaul projects to discrete policies including those related to health and safety, overtime and averaging, and drugs and alcohol.

She also advises and represents clients in privacy matters, including those under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

In her Municipal Law practice, Lauren advises clients on bylaw interpretation and enforcement and prosecutes bylaw infractions for municipalities throughout Alberta. She has also assisted in matters related to subdivision and development and has appeared before Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards.

Lauren’s work also includes Human Rights law. She supports employers, private companies, public bodies, and post-secondary institutions who are managing human rights issues. This includes matters under the Alberta Human Rights Act as well as matters involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as those relate to human rights.

In law school, Lauren worked as a research assistant in the areas of legal history, tort, and constitutional law at the University of Alberta. After graduating, she articled with the Court of Queen’s Bench before joining Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer. She currently sits on the Boards of the Bissell Centre and Opera Nuova, and is an active volunteer with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Elizabeth Fry Society.

Associations & Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Achievements

  • Sydney B Woods, QC Memorial Prize in Constitutional Law
  • Dean Wilbur Bowker Prize in Tort Law
  • Merv Leitch, QC Prize in Constitutional Law
  • Faculty of Law Undergraduate Scholarship

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Bissell Centre
  • Board Member, Opera Nuova
  • Volunteer, Edmonton Community Legal Centre
  • Volunteer, Elizabeth Fry Society