Category: Arbitrator, Counsel, Mediator
Firm/Organization: Harris Law Solutions
Laurelle has been a practicing lawyer in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba for 18 years, primarily in the area of family law.
Throughout her career, Laurelle has undertaken extensive continuing legal education. In addition to her undergraduate and law degrees, Laurelle has been trained in general mediation and also holds a Certificate in Family Mediation from York University, which applies principles of general mediation and further specializes those mediation skills for the family law context. Laurelle has also undertaken graduate studies in Women’s Studies and Black Studies. Laurelle draws on the combination of her legal experience, training, and personal experience – as well as common sense and compassion – to help her clients achieve a fair resolution to their matters during what are often difficult, emotionally challenging times.
In addition to her legal practice, Laurelle also works as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, teaching Family Law and Gender in the Law. Laurelle also acts as a consultant on issues of equity and inclusion in organizations through Equitable Solutions Consulting.
Committed to service, Laurelle has always been actively involved in her community. She has volunteered for several non-profit organizations, including as an adult literacy tutor, a counsellor in women’s health, with the Law Society of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, and the Legal Help Centre. In 2019, she was named an Honourary Lifetime Member by Women’s Health Clinic in recognition of her contributions to the Clinic, having served on the Board of Directors for more than ten years, including two years as Chair. She continues to sit on the Clinic’s Equity, Inclusion and Accountability Committee as a member-at-large. Laurelle has also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, also serving as the department Co-Chair for the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee. She currently serves as Chair of the Manitoba Bar Association’s Equality Issues Section.
Families and individuals come in all forms, and Laurelle is dedicated to providing inclusive services with expertise, common sense and compassion.
- Domestic Violence Screening Trained
- Mediation Training
- Arbitration Training
300 - 330 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z5