Our Lawyers

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Ian W. Mokuruk

B.A.(Hons), LL.B.

Criminal Law

ian@mandwlaw.ca
Direct: (306) 955-9613
Cell: (306) 229-7058

Ian received both his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree (1998) and his Law degree (2001) from the University of Saskatchewan and has specialized his practice to the area of criminal defence work. Given that Ian has chosen to specialize in criminal defence work he has extensive experience on a range of charges including driving offences, drug offences, and personal injury offences. He has also appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Saskatchewan, including the Court of Appeal.

Ian accepts files out of most judicial points in the province and travels northern Saskatchewan’s court points on a regular basis. In addition to his busy court schedule, Ian also accepts some court appointed work to provide representation to individuals who meet the financial and other criteria for court appointed counsel. Ian is an active member of the Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association, a volunteer with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and he teaches a session of the bar admissions course each year on provincial court proceedings and criminal law.

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Sheri L. Woods

B.A., LL.B.

Assisted Reproduction Law
Child Protection / Child and Family Services

sheri@mandwlaw.ca
Direct: (306) 955-9612

Sheri received both her Bachelor of Arts degree (2006) and her Law degree (2009) from the University of Saskatchewan. Sheri focuses her practice on all aspects of child protection matters including the representation of: First Nations Child and Family Services Agencies, parents, foster parents, extended family members, and youth in care. She also has a keen interest in and regularly assists families with the legal aspects of reproductive science including surrogacy agreements, donor agreements, gestational carrier agreements, and declarations of parentage.

Sheri is a mentor lawyer for the Counsel for Children Office in addition to frequently accepting appointments to act for children and youth in care. Through her work representing Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable citizens Sheri has developed an expertise which takes her to all corners of the province. She is a frequent presenter at professional development seminars to the Saskatchewan legal community on child protection law and assisted reproduction law as well as having guest lectured at the College of Law and volunteering annually with the Bar Course (CPLED).

Sheri was a long standing member of the Board of Directors for YWCA Saskatoon and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Ranch Ehrlo Society. In addition to her busy practice and numerous volunteer roles, Sheri also manages all of the day to day business of the firm.

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Karina L. Jackson

B.A.(Hons), LL.B.

Family Law Mediation
Family Law – litigation and appeals
Real Estate

karina@mandwlaw.ca
Direct: (306) 955-9623

Karina received both her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree (2000) and her Law degree (2002) from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2003, in the Northwest Territories in 2005, and in Saskatchewan in 2012. Karina practiced family law in the Northwest Territories where she was ultimately appointed as the first Children’s Lawyer for the Northwest Territories in 2011. Karina has worked with a wide variety of clients from diverse backgrounds, has appeared successfully at all levels of court in Saskatchewan, and has recently dedicated her time to focusing that broad knowledge base on assisting clients to mediate their family law issues.

Having worked for years in a litigation practice Karina knows firsthand how difficult that process can be for clients during the stressful times following a family breakup. She offers her clients an extraordinary knowledge base in all aspects of family law and her mediation clients have the benefit of that background combined with her dedication to assist them in arriving at an amicable and legally binding resolution to their matters outside of the court process.

Karina also accepts referrals to review family law court decisions and provide advice or representation when advisable on family law appeals and continues to represent clients on litigation matters including complex property division files. The Saskatoon community benefits from Karina’s regular volunteer times at CLASSIC where she provides free legal advice during their family law clinic hours.

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Léa M. Lapointe

B.A. JD

Family Law
Child Protection / Child and Family Services
Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making
Real Estate
Estate Planning

lea@mandwlaw.ca
Direct: (306) 955-9624

Léa received her Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan (2012), her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina (2002), and her certification from the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan (2015).

Wherever possible, Léa encourages collaborative, mediated, or negotiated approaches to resolving disputes. These approaches emphasize the interests of the parties and encourage clients to have an active role in determining the outcome of the transition or dispute. Léa also prepares court applications regarding family law, child protection, and adult guardianship. Léa acts regularly as counsel for parents, grandparents, and child and youth clients (as appointed by the Counsel for Children Office), and she has significant experience representing First Nations Child and Family Service agencies.

Léa earned the Law Society of Saskatchewan Silver Medal in 2012 and a number of other awards related to her academic performance and volunteerism.

Léa serves as volunteer and sessional lecturer with the College of Law (in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution), and a volunteer with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan, CLASSIC’s Legal Advice Clinic, and the board of the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan.  Léa has previously served on the boards for CLASSIC Inc. and God’s Littlest Angels, as a Coordinator of CLASSIC’s Legal Advice Clinic, and as a student member on the College of Law Faculty Council.

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Chelsie McKay

B.A. JD

Family Law

chelsie@mandwlaw.ca
Direct: (306) 955-9626

Chelsie received her Bachelor of Arts degree (Great Distinction) in 2012 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. Chelsie was called to the bar in June 2016.
During her time in law school Chelsie actively volunteered with CLASSIC and continues to regularly volunteer by providing free legal information and advice with Pro-Bono Law Saskatchewan.

Chelsie maintains a general family law practice, and has experience in chambers, pre-trial conferences and the family law trial process. She has experience in all levels of court in Saskatchewan.

Chelsie is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and the Saskatoon Women’s Network. She also sits on the board of directors for PLEA.

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Sarah R. Gryba

B.A. JD

Criminal Defence
Litigation

sarah@mandwlaw.ca
Direct: (306) 955-9615

Sarah received both her Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) degree (2017) and her Juris Doctor (2016) from the University of Saskatchewan. After graduation, Sarah articled and practiced at a general practice firm in Melfort, Saskatchewan, and was called to the bar in 2017.

During her time in law school, Sarah actively volunteered with CLASSIC, was part of the Law Students’ Association executive, and participated in an intensive criminal practicum that offered students practical experience in criminal defense.

Sarah focuses primarily on criminal defense work, however has experience in family law, labour law, administrative law, estate planning, and general litigation.

Sarah is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association.