Academy Member Inducted 2020
Civil/Commercial Mediation; Labour Arbitration
Other ADR Services: ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation
- Practice Commenced: 1984
- Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 250
- Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 700
Anne M. Wallace, Q.C. is a lawyer who since 2007 works exclusively as a dispute resolution neutral, instructor and trainer. Wallace is a mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator. She holds both the Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator designations conferred by the ADR Institute of Canada. In April 2010, she became one of the first seven people (the first in Saskatchewan) to achieve the CTAJ (Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice) earned through the Foundation of Administrative Justice. She is an IMI (International Mediation Institute) Certified Mediator.
Wallace’s work includes arbitration, mediation, conciliation and investigations in labour and employment. It also personal injury mediation, domain name dispute arbitration, and commercial mediation and arbitration. Wallace was an adjudicator in the Indian Residential School ADR Process and Independent Assessment Process.
Wallace was involved in the development of, and has been an instructor in, the ADR Institute of Canada’s National Introductory Arbitration Course. Wallace is also an instructor with the Foundation of Administrative Justice, teaching various topics in the Foundation’s training programs for members and staff of administrative tribunals and for those who appear before tribunals, including labour arbitration boards. Wallace’s past law practice included administrative law, industrial relations, employment law, human rights, and civil litigation, including commercial litigation cases.
Wallace is Past President of the ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Inc. and a past Regional Representative and Member at Large on the Board of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc.. Wallace was actively involved in the Canadian Bar Association throughout all her years of practice. She was President of the Saskatchewan Branch in 2004-2005. She was a member of the National International Development Committee for many years. She has also been Chair of the Canadian Legal Conference Steering Committee, Chair of the National Continuing Legal Education Committee (1999-2001) and Chair of National Sections Council (1996-97). She was an original member of the Administrative and Labour Law Section (Saskatchewan) in 1984, was Chair of that Section for three years and was Chair of the National Administrative Law Section (1994-95). She has spent many years as a member of Provincial and/or National Council.
Wallace holds an LL.B. with Great Distinction (University of Saskatchewan 1983) and was the gold medallist in her law class. She Wallace was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. In 2003, she was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the legal community, the development of the law and the administration of justice in Canada. In 2004, Saskatchewan Business Magazine named Wallace one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence. In February 2006, Wallace was awarded the Canadian Bar Association’s National Douglas Miller Award for outstanding dedication and team spirit. In October 2015, Wallace was awarded the ADR Institute of Canada’s National Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding contributions to the support, development and success of the ADR Institute of Canada and to the promotion and development of alternative dispute resolution in Canada.
- Business Dissolution
- Contract Disputes
- Disability Claims
- Family Businesses
- Human Rights Act
- Information Technology
- Intellectual Property
- Land Use/Planning
- Legal Malpractice
- Libel & Slander
- Media & Communications
- Medical Malpractice
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Fees
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Railroad & Trucking
- Real Estate
- Religious Institutions
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholder Disputes
- Workers' Compensation
- Workplace Rights
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Dismissal
- University of Saskatchewan, Evening Degree Program College of Arts & Science, January 1975-April 1980, equivalent of two years while working full-time.
- University of Saskatchewan, College of Law - LL.B. with Great Distinction, Most Distinguished Graduate May 1983.
- Articles of Clerkship in Law 1983-84, Articled to Robert H. McKercher, Q.C., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Admitted to Saskatchewan Bar July 19, 1984.
- Foundation of Administrative Justice: CTAJ (Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice), April 2010
- Various mediation, adjudication and arbitration courses.
French Language Education Program: Centre for Second Language Instruction, University of Saskatchewan, Completed Levels 1 - 5, and Oral Proficiency Course.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Law Society of Saskatchewan
- Canadian Bar Association, including: Saskatchewan Administrative and Labour Law Section; National Administrative Law Section; Saskatchewan and National Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections; National Constitutional & Human Rights Section; National Labour Law Section; National Media and Communications Law Section; National Municipal Law Section; Woman Lawyers Forum
- ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Inc. and ADR Institute of Canada Inc.
- Foundation of Administrative Justice
- International Mediation Institute
- Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals
- Canadian Industrial Relations Association
- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
- Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
- Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan (formerly Mediation Saskatchewan)
- St. Thomas More Lawyer’s Guild (founding member)
- Saskatoon Bar Association
- Canadian Museum of Nature (Lifetime Member)
- Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc.
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