Labour and Employment, Human Rights, Information and Privacy, Litigation
Email: cruickshank@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Marisa Cruickshank

Labour and Employment, Human Rights, Information and Privacy, Litigation
Email: cruickshank@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199

Marisa has practiced local government law at Lidstone & Company since her call to the bar in 2010. She is a litigation lawyer and the head of the firm’s employment law practice. She also advises clients in relation to a wide variety of local government issues, including bylaw enforcement, land use and planning, conflict of interest and freedom of information and privacy matters. Marisa has represented clients in matters before the BC Supreme Court, BC Provincial Court, Human Rights Tribunal, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the BC Utilities Commission.

Marisa completed her law degree at the University of Victoria. She was awarded five major scholarships and academic awards. She also served as a judicial law clerk in the British Columbia Court of Appeal in 2008, prior to her call to the bar.

Education
  • LL.B, University of Victoria
  • B.A, English, University of British Columbia
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
  • Georgia Strait Alliance, Director and Chair of Personnel Committee
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • Employment Law: Issues in the Twitterverse, Pacific Business and Law Institute Local Government Conference, April 2017.
  • Understanding Probationary Employment, Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2016.
  • Marihuana Dispensaries: Legal Overview, Annual conference of Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, April 2016.
  • Discrimination in Employment and the Duty to Accommodate. Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2015.
  • Constructive Dismissal: A Primer. Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2014.
  • Medical Marihuana and Bylaw Enforcement. Licence Inspectors and Bylaw Officers Association of British Columbia Conference, June 2014.
  • Termination and Notice. Lidstone and Company Annual Client Seminar, November 2013.
  • Privacy Law 101 for Public Body Employees. Municipal Information Systems Association Conference, September 2012.
  • To Zone or not to Zone: Medical Marihuana Issues for Local Governments. CBA’s 2012 Canadian Legal Conference & Marketplace, August 2012.
  • Federal vs. Local Government Jurisdiction: Planes, Grow-ops and Harbours. Pacific Business and Law Institute Local Government Law Conference, 2011.
  • Land Use Planning Issues. Co-author with Don Lidstone. Pacific Business & Law Institute, Local Government Conference, 2010.