Career opportunity: Full-Time Commercial Litigation Lawyer

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Elaine Selensky

Biography

Elaine Selensky (she/her) practices as a civil litigator with a focus on family and estate litigation. She also has experience as both a solicitor and a litigator in the areas of labor and employment, debtor/creditor, and municipal law. Elaine has experience at all levels of tribunals, Provincial Court, Court of King’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal in Saskatchewan and Provincial Court and Supreme Court in British Columbia.

Elaine was born and raised on the prairies of Saskatchewan. She attended the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. During law school, Elaine was highly involved in access to justice initiatives including volunteering at pro bono law clinics and research projects. Elaine was also a member of the Mediation Advocacy Moot. After graduating law school, Elaine articled with the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan and was called to the bar in Saskatchewan in 2021. She was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2023.

Elaine’s practice is focused on helping her clients understand and navigate the litigation process efficiently and effectively. This includes exploring and using tools such as alternate dispute resolution (mediation, negotiation, arbitration) to work towards a resolution outside of court. If your matter requires attending court, Elaine works with clients to prepare at every stage and advocates on their behalf in court. Having experience at all levels of court, Elaine is able to assist clients throughout their entire litigation journey.

In her family practice, Elaine assists clients with parenting, child and spousal support, and division of property concerns. In her wills and estate litigation practice, Elaine works with clients on a wide variety of matters related to estates including wills variation claims, will validity, and matters involving powers of attorney.

Prior to practicing law, Elaine studied education and writing at the University of Regina, completing her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts. Following graduation, she spent time teaching both children and adults. She has worked in a variety of industries and sectors and draws on this experience when working with clients. She helps clients explore their legal goals and then provides information, advice, and pathways to achieve those goals. She believes that every person and legal matter is unique and takes a client-centered approach.

When Elaine is not practicing law, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, golfing, playing board games, and spending time with her partner and cats.

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Non-Practicing Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Juris Doctor, (with distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Regina, 2013
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Regina, 2013
  • 2023, British Columbia
  • 2021, Saskatchewan

 

  • Reducing the “Justice Gap” Through Collaboration Models for Systemic Change : Using Networks to Improve Access to Justice, 2023 101-2 Canadian Bar Review 389
  • Former District Governor for Regina, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
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