- Member, Law Society of New Brunswick
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Women in International Security
Monika is a lawyer whose practice specializes in domestic and international administrative, public, and regulatory law. Based in New Brunswick, Monika provides customized legal services and strategic advice to public and private sector clients throughout Atlantic Canada. Monika’s practice is informed by strong background experience in the areas of adjudication, alternative dispute resolution, human rights law and security sector reform.
Prior to joining McInnes Cooper, Monika worked at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (Immediate Office of the Registrar) in The Hague, where her practice focused on administrative law matters and strategic litigation to support human rights and fundamental rights in the Detention Facility.
In addition to maintaining her practice Monika is involved in research, education, and humanitarian initiatives. She is researcher in the Rule of Law and Economic Development Group at McGill University – Faculty of Law, and she is rostered as a civilian expert in the areas of human rights, electoral law and conflict management with CANADEM. She participates in election observation missions globally and is rostered as an election observer with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Organization of American States. In 2022, she assisted in the general election in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prior to practicing law, Monika worked as a documentary maker and database developer in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector. Her work specifically focused on the development of digital and cultural assets and the utilization of documentary media as a mechanism for dialogue and peacebuilding in conflict zones (Northern Ireland, Turkey, Ukraine). Her work in TMT engaged private and public sector stakeholders, institutions and multilateral organizations, including the European Commission, Global Affairs Canada, Smithsonian Institution and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Monika completed a B.C.L. and an LL.B. at McGill University. Whilst studying law she was a manager of the McGill Law Journal (Volumes 62 & 63) and she researched and investigated claims of wrongful conviction for the Innocence Project. Monika completed her articles of clerkship at the Human Rights Commission (Government of New Brunswick) and participated in the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s Mentoring Programme.
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