Tara
L.
Hamelin

A partner at Bishop & McKenzie, Tara advises businesses in employment matters, including the development of personnel policies and employment contracts, wrongful dismissal litigation, internal investigations, provincial and federal human rights complaints and hearings, privacy complaint hearings, sale-of-business issues, dismissal planning, and compliance audits for provincial and federal legislation.

She assists clients in secured and unsecured creditor and debtor matters, including the recovery of personal property and enforcement of money judgments. Her practice also includes litigation involving claims arising from wills and estates, and dependants’ relief issues.

Tara has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, the Federal Court and various administrative tribunals. In the community, she presents seminars to professional, business and community groups on topics such as employment law, the liability of directors and officers of non-profit corporations, and privacy law. She has fundraised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and is the Past President of the Uncles and Aunts at Large (Edmonton Area) Society.

Born in Montreal, but raised in Sherwood Park, prior to becoming a lawyer Tara spent eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces. She is a licensed pilot and avid Formula I racing fan. She is enthusiastic about travelling, hiking and reading, and her spare time is largely under the direction of her two children.

Bar Admission: 
2000, Alberta Bar
Education: 
BA, 1992, University of Alberta
LLB, 1999, University of Alberta
Professional Affiliations: 
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member the Canadian Bar Association’s Labour and Employment section
Member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association