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  • Client-based, practical advice on education law.

    Rakhi Pancholi
    EDUCATION, LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, PRIVACY LAW

    Representing school jurisdictions and employers in the areas of
    labour & employment, education, privacy, administrative, and human rights law.

Contact Rakhi Pancholi

Associate

OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9233

EMAIL: rpancholi@mross.com

PRACTICE AREAS:
      Labour & Employment

INDUSTRY GROUPS:
      Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Toronto

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2006)

Assistant: Tracy Nowak

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9161

Assistant Email: tnowak@mross.com

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Rakhi has experience in excess of 10 years in the education law industry, specifically related to the Alberta education sector. Rakhi has a strong sense of the legal, political, and strategic considerations impacting school boards, and uses a critical lens when working on the complexity of education legal issues that exist. Rakhi has experience with matters before Alberta Courts, arbitration boards, the Alberta Human Rights Commission and other administrative tribunals.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Toronto
  • B.A., University of Alberta

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, CBA Education Law Section
  • Former Director & Adoptions Coordinator, Humane Animal Rescue Team
  • Former Member, Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund National Education Program Committee
  • Former Volunteer Lawyer, Edmonton Community Legal Centre
  • Former Volunteer, Treatment Action Campaign, Cape Town, South Africa

Rakhi provided legal services to large provincial education organizations and its individual members. In this setting, Rakhi provided advice in areas of education law, labour & employment law, contract law, privacy law, constitutional law, human rights law and legislative interpretation.  Additionally, the role involved  significant labour relations work focused on providing advice regarding collective bargaining and negotiating with unions.

Previously, Rakhi provided counsel to provincial government ministries, officials, and Ministers, which included providing detailed substantive input in the development and drafting of new legislation, including the formative Alberta Education Act. Additionally, Rakhi employed her expertise in the negotiation and drafting of a historic Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta.
 

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