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Darlene N. Wingerak

A partner with Robertson Stromberg LLP, Darlene maintains a general practice including employment law, estate planning and administration, commercial transactions, mediation (both family and general), and conducting adjudications in respect of occupational health and safety matters under The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

Darlene is trained as a mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer and has done an extensive amount of mediation including in family matters, employment matters and general civil matters. Darlene’s legal and practical experience in working with estate files, business law matters in family disputes, and general transactional work is of benefit to parties in mediation where estates and/or corporate interests are involved.

Darlene is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada, Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, Alternative Dispute Resolution North Section and the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is recognized as a qualified family mediator by the Ministry of Justice, Government of Saskatchewan, Early Family Dispute Resolution for purposes of section 44.01 of The Queen’s Bench Act.

Darlene’s experience in closing complex commercial transactions, negotiating and preparing multi-party agreements in transactional work and settlement agreements in litigation disputes, has enabled her to successfully assist parties in doing what needs to be done to move these legal matters to successful conclusion and resolution.

 

Darlene holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in finance, marketing and general business, from the University of Saskatchewan. She worked in the banking industry as a commercial lender before returning to the U of S to attend law school.

Darlene received her Bachelor of Law (With Distinction) in 1992 and was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1993, receiving the Academic Excellence Award for the highest standing on the exam that year. Darlene also has training in mediation, facilitation, and collaborative law.

Darlene is an active member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Bar Association. She is currently Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution North of the Canadian Bar Association.

In 2012 Darlene was appointed as an Adjudicator under The Saskatchewan Employment Act in respect of matters involving harassment in the workplace. In addition to her work with clients, Darlene has offered her expertise in mediation and ADR to law students at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law as a presenter and coach.

Darlene worked as a mediator with the provincial Ministry of Justice and Attorney General. In this role, Darlene mediated family and civil files and facilitated both two-party and multi-party disputes. She also participated in the design and delivery of conflict resolution workshops and delivered presentations on family law and other legal topics.

In November 2021, Darlene was a guest panellist at the CBA Labour & Employment Symposium. 

Darlene sits on the Board of Directors for Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA).

Darlene is also a volunteer lawyer with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan.

CONTACT

Direct: (306) 933-1392
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: [email protected]

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