Shasta practices labour, employment, administrative, professional discipline and human rights law. She has represented clients before labour arbitration boards, labour boards, professional regulatory boards, Human Rights Tribunals and provincial and federal courts. Shasta was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1992 and practiced human rights, labour and employment law representing Unions and individuals before administrative tribunals, state and federal courts. While in Boston, Shasta volunteered for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Roxbury Public Defenders Unit.
Shasta was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 1998 and worked as a research lawyer for Chivers, Greckol & Kanee, and then as an Associate with Simon Renouf from 2002 -2012 practicing in the areas of human rights, administrative, professional discipline, employment and labour law. Prior to joining Chivers Carpenter, Shasta was advising on education, human rights, labour, professional discipline and employment law in the education sector. She joined Chivers Carpenter in 2018.
Shasta has presented seminars on topics including mental health issues and the duty to accommodate. She has also presented lectures in the area of human rights and labour law at the University of Alberta.
Shasta enjoys yoga, painting, reading and hiking in the mountains.
- Admitted to the Bar of Alberta, 1998
- Admitted to the Bar of Massachusetts, 1992
- Admitted to the Bar of Ontario, 1992
- LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1990
- BA (Philosophy and Political Science), University of Manitoba, 1986 (Dean’s Honour List)
- Co-Chair (2016/2017), Past Chair (2017/2018) – Canadian Bar Association Education Law Section
- Member, Canadian Bar Association