Kiersten is a lawyer in our Charlottetown office. Her areas of legal practice include Pensions & Benefits, Education Law and Labour & Employment. Kiersten’s pension experience includes a range of activities such as: commenting on draft legislation and regulations, advising on pension plan interpretation and compliance issues, advising on employee benefit plans including in relation to both human rights and benefit entitlement issues, drafting pension plan trust documents, and representing clients in pension litigation and arbitration cases. She has appeared before administrative tribunals in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Kiersten is an instructor for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan’s Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS™) program.
Kiersten frequently does presentations for clients, industry organizations and seminars on numerous workplace issues, such as bullying and harassment, mental health and wellness, and cannabis in the workplace.
Prior to attending law school, Kiersten enjoyed a career as a Clinical Dietitian practicing in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Colorado. Kiersten is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of Prince Edward Island and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a member of the Board of Directors Associated Alumni of Acadia University, Atlantic Regional Council of the Association for Canadian Pension Management, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2008)
Post-graduate Dietetic Internship, QEII Health Sciences Center (1999)
B.S.N. (Nutrition), Acadia University (1998)
B.Sc. (Psychology), Acadia University (1996)
- Nova Scotia (2009)
- Prince Edward Island (2015)