Jennifer Kwok

Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone:
778-653-7561
Direct Line:
604-676-4189
Toll Free:
877-296-1161
Fax:
604-568-6552
Email:

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 .

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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/Volunteerisms

  • Board Member, BC Ultimate Society
  • Assistant Coach, Team Canada U-23 Women's Ultimate, 2015
  • Assistant Coach, UBC Women's Ultimate Team, 2013-2015