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Megan joined Queck & Associates in September 2020 as an articling student after graduating from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and was called to the Alberta bar in October 2021. Prior to attending law school, Megan obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Alberta.
While in law school, Megan was very involved with Student Legal Services (SLS) on various access to justice initiatives. She was a summer caseworker with SLS’s Legal Education & Reform and Pro Bono Students Canada Projects, and then served as a supervisor of these projects during her last year of law school. With this position, she regularly attended homeless shelters and social service agencies to provide individuals with legal information and referrals on a wide variety of legal topics. In December 2019, Megan co-authored a report discussing the disproportionate effect bylaw enforcement and criminal charging had on Edmontonians experiencing homelessness, which received attention from local media. Megan also co-created and facilitated a pro bono Wills Project in partnership with a local non-profit organization, to provide low-income seniors with wills, powers of attorney and personal directives, prepared by law students under lawyer supervision.
During her studies, Megan completed a year-long internship with Legal Aid Alberta in the Criminal Resolution Office. Additionally, she participated in the inaugural Western Canada Family Law Negotiation Competition, a moot that simulated family law negotiations. She and her partner were awarded first place in the category of “Best Representation Plan”.
Megan practices almost exclusively in the area of Family Law, but is also able to assist with preparing estate planning documents. She has experience both in negotiations and in litigation, and takes a client-focused approach to her files. She has also completed training in being a trauma-informed practitioner, and incorporates those principles into her practice.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys hiking in the mountains, international travel, cycling in Edmonton’s river valley, and learning languages.