Our Advisory Committee
ANNE M. WALLACE
Anne M. Wallace, Q.C. is a lawyer who since 2007 works exclusively as a dispute resolution neutral, instructor and trainer. Wallace is a mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator. She holds both the Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator designations conferred by the ADR Institute of Canada. In April 2010, she became one of the first seven people (the first in Saskatchewan) to achieve the CTAJ (Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice) earned through the Foundation of Administrative Justice. She is an IMI (International Mediation Institute) Certified Mediator.
Wallace’s work includes arbitration, mediation, conciliation and investigations in labour and employment. It also includes Indian residential schools adjudication, personal injury mediation, domain name dispute arbitration, and commercial mediation and arbitration. Wallace is an instructor with the Foundation of Administrative Justice, teaching various topics in the Foundation’s training programs for members and staff of administrative tribunals and for those who appear before tribunals, including labour arbitration boards. Wallace’s past law practice with Wallace Meschishnick Clackson Zawada included administrative law, industrial relations, employment law, human rights, and civil litigation, including commercial litigation cases.
Wallace is Past President of the ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Inc. and a past Regional Representative on the Board of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc.. She is currently a member at large on the National Board. Wallace has been actively involved in the Canadian Bar Association throughout all her years of practice. She was President of the Saskatchewan Branch in 2004-2005. She was a member of the National International Development Committee for many years. She is past Chair of the Canadian Legal Conference Steering Committee. Wallace has also been Chair of the National Continuing Legal Education Committee (1999-2001) and Chair of National Sections Council (1996-97). She was an original member of the Administrative and Labour Law Section (Saskatchewan) in 1984, was Chair of that Section for three years and was Chair of the National Administrative Law Section (1994-95). She has spent many years as a member of Provincial and/or National Council.
Wallace holds an LL.B. with Great Distinction (University of Saskatchewan 1983) and was the gold medallist in her law class. Wallace was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. In 2003, she was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the legal community, the development of the law and the administration of justice in Canada. In 2004, Saskatchewan Business Magazine named Wallace one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence. In February 2006, she was awarded the Canadian Bar Association’s National Douglas Miller Award for outstanding dedication and team spirit.