Katherine Olson

Associate

Katherine Olson

Associate

Biography

Katie is an Associate at Cochrane Saxberg, practicing primarily in the areas of Labour and Employment, Civil Litigation and Indigenous law.

Katie’s provides legal advice to federally and provincially regulated Employers and Unions on a variety of matters, including discipline and terminations, workplace safety and health matters, workplace policies, employment contracts, collective agreement interpretation, and human rights issues.

Katie also acts alongside Kris Saxberg and Shawn Scarcello on behalf of many Indigenous organizations, including First Nations CFS Agencies, advocacy groups, and political organizations, who successfully argued a case which struck down provincial legislation which wrongfully claimed Children’s Special Allowances (“CSA”) benefits from off-reserve indigenous children living in care.

Education

University of Manitoba, Juris Doctor, 2020

University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 2016

Leadership, Membership and Achievements

  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Paul Teskey Memorial Prize for Labour Law and Mediation (for a graduating student of the Juris Doctor program, with high academic standing in Labour Management Relations and Topics in Dispute Resolution, who has the highest combined average in these two courses)
  • Western Canada Family Law Negotiation Competition, 2nd place team
  • Pro Bono Students of Canada, 2017-2019
  • Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg Inc., 2018-2020
  • Community Legal Education Association – Board of Directors (2022-present)

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment
Civil Litigation
Indigenous Law