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About Monika

Monika is an Associate in our Fredericton office whose practice focuses on regulatory and corporate-commercial law. Monika has international experience in the areas of public law, human rights law, administrative law and security sector reform, as well as a strong background in media and information technology. Monika has worked at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in the areas of strategic litigation and global administrative law, and at McGill University – Faculty of Law (Rule of Law & Economic Development Group) undertaking comparative legal research at the intersection of global human rights, institutional development, governance and reform.

Prior to practicing law, Monika worked in the technology, media and telecommunications sector as a documentary maker and database developer. In this role she focused on digital, cultural and archival asset management (Canada, USA, EU) and applications of documentary media and database technology as mechanisms for dialogue, dispute resolution and peacebuilding in conflict zones (Northern Ireland, Turkey, Ukraine). Her work in the TMT sector engaged a broad spectrum of private and public stakeholders, institutions and multilateral organizations including the European Commission, Smithsonian Institution, Royal Ontario Museum and Global Affairs Canada.

Monika obtained a B.C.L. and an LL.B. at McGill University, where she was a manager of the McGill Law Journal (Volumes 62 & 63), and actively involved in the Innocence Project and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s Mentoring Programme. She completed her articles of clerkship at the Human Rights Commission (Government of New Brunswick).

Monika is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of New Brunswick and Women in International Security – Canada. She is actively involved in community and humanitarian initiatives, including the Fredericton Heritage Trust, where she serves as a board member, and CANADEM, where she is rostered as a civilian expert in the areas of human rights, electoral law and conflict management.

Education

  • B.C.L., McGill University (2018)
  • LL.B., McGill University (2018)
  • M.F.A. (Documentary Media), Ryerson University (2012)
  • M.A. (European History), University of Toronto (2002)
  • Hons. B.A. (Languages), University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • New Brunswick (2019)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Polish