Janet Alexander-Smith


Practice Areas

Admitted To Bar

Alberta, 1991


1990 LL.B. (University of Alberta)

1978 B.A. (University of Alberta)

Janet has focused her practice in the areas of labour and employment and administrative law over the course of the last 25 years; representing government, institutional and individual clients in connection with all aspects of the employment relationship, including:

  • drafting all manner of employment agreements, procedures and governance manuals;
  • drafting polices covering such areas as workplace conduct, confidentiality, corrective action, discipline, disability, return to work, drug and alcohol use and abuse, human rights, privacy, security, technology, whistle-blower rights and obligations;
  • drafting protocols for and conducting workplace investigations;
  • conducting training for staff, management and boards concerning statutory, common-law and contractual rights and obligations;
  • representing clients before administrative tribunals and the courts;
  • conducting and participating in mediations.

In the area of administrative law, Janet has acted as a single member appellate tribunal in a particular administrative regime since 2008 and is herself counsel to a number of administrative tribunals. 

Janet has chaired grievance arbitration panels since 2003.

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Edmonton Bar Association

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Canadian Bar Association Section

Member, Labour and Employment Law Section

Member, Administrative Law Section

Member, Privacy Law Section

Alberta Grievance Arbitration Roster (Appointed January 1, 2007)