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BIO

Jessica is a Partner in the Fredericton office of Cox & Palmer. She was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 2011 after completing her education at the University of New Brunswick. She practices primarily in the areas of employment, labour, human rights and administrative law. Jessica has appeared in the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, New Brunswick Provincial Court, New Brunswick Court of Appeal as well as before various administrative tribunals.

Adept at handling delicate situations, Jessica helps clients solve immediate workplace issues, while also anticipating potential future issues and establishing a plan to mitigate risks.

Among a small number of younger lawyers in New Brunswick handling a variety of complex workplace legal matters, Jessica is able to provide a high level of service in a very cost effective manner, with the added benefit of truly understanding the challenges and opportunities that generational differences bring to today’s organizations. She has extensive experience addressing issues in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.

Experience

Jessica has extensive experience in employment, labour, human rights and administrative law including:

  • Human rights complaints;
  • Occupational health and safety investigations;
  • Union certification/decertification applications;
  • Grievance arbitrations;
  • Drafting and reviewing employment policies.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (2011)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • Mount Saint Vincent University (B.Sc., 2005)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2010)

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • York-Sunbury Law Society
ARTICLES

Lectures & Presentations

  • Employment Law 101 – Bobby’s Hospice (March 2013)
  • When Grey Hair Leads to Good-bye: Termination Older Employees – Cox & Palmer Continuing Legal Education Seminar (August 2012)
  • Top 10 Most Influential Decision of 2011/2012 – Contact NB (March 2012)