Jennifer Kwok

Jennifer Kwok

Lawyer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Phone: 778-653-7561

Direct Line: 604-676-4189

Toll Free: 877-296-1161

Fax: 604-568-6552

Email: Email Me | jennifer@overholtlawyers.com

Jennifer is an associate at Overholt Law and practices in the firm's core areas of labour relations law, employment law, occupational health and safety, and human rights law. Jennifer's practice involves advising both employers and employees on a wide range of workplace matters such as hiring and termination issues, discipline and human rights complaints, various occupational health and safety topics, and workplace bullying and harassment issues. She is also available to draft employment contracts, conduct workplace investigations, or provide workplace training.

Jennifer began her legal career with a two-year clerkship with the Federal Court, Trial Division in 2002. She then articled in downtown Vancouver at a large national firm and then later practiced at a boutique labour and employment firm. In 2006, Jennifer joined the Vancouver Police Department and worked as a Patrol Constable in south-east Vancouver for almost 7 years, answering 911 calls and investigating a variety of criminal offences.

Outside of the office, Jennifer has been a sessional instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in New Westminster, where she teaches students enrolled in the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma. She is active as a competitive Ultimate (Frisbee player), and has represented Canada in a number of World Championships. When not playing ultimate, Jennifer is often painting, travelling, and trying not to fall off her mountain bike.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2005

Education

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

LL.B. - 2002

University of Alberta, Canada

B.A. - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

Vancouver Bar Association

Law Society of British Columbia

Canadian Bar Association

Human Resources Management Association

Recent Speaking Engagements

"HRMA Legal Symposium 2017"

"Disability Management and Employee Absenteeism, October 5, 2016"

"Current Legal Issues and Trends in Human Resources Management, April 20, 2016"

"HRMA Legal Symposium 2016, Privacy in the Workplace, February 25, 2016"

Community Involvement/Volunteerism

Board Member, BC Ultimate Society

Assistant Coach, Team Canada U-23 Women's Ultimate, 2015

Assistant Coach, UBC Women's Ultimate Team, 2013-2015