Leanne Monsma is a business-minded lawyer practicing in the areas of labour and employment and professional regulation. She helps universities, colleges, law enforcement agencies and private companies deal with complex matters including human rights issues, privacy obligations, discipline, grievances, and collective bargaining. She also helps professional regulatory associations deal with issues concerning governance, registration and discipline.
Her composed nature and strong conflict-resolution and communication skills are useful when dealing with issues such as:
"The situations that I face with my clients are often times stressful and tense. My goal from the beginning is to develop a comfortable and real relationship with my client. I think that this not only helps us to achieve the best result, but also allows us to have some fun along the way."
Her abilities to think "big picture" and foresee potential consequences down the road make her a valued advisor. Leanne prides herself on always coming to a case extremely prepared. Her research skills and process allow her to effectively address issues from multiple angles.
Outside of Work
"I love being in the mountains - and I especially love climbing them," she says. She also loves food and trying new restaurants. Leanne follows numerous food blogs and makes a big effort to try out the restaurant recommendations that she finds in them, whether they’re local or abroad. "I actually make food the focus of my travels."