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- Practice Commenced: 2004
- Total Mediations (as of Jan 2021): 200
Debra Fendrick is a Yukon based mediator, having previously practiced law in the private sector for over 30 years. Originally from the Yukon, Debra obtained her university education in British Columbia and Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta with her law degree in 1987 and after articling in Vancouver, returned to the Yukon in 1988. Debra was a lawyer and partner with the Whitehorse firm Austring Fendrick and Fairman from 1988 until 2019.
During her legal career, Debra practiced in all areas of civil litigation focussing on personal injury law, employment disputes, administrative proceedings and First Nations law. Debra appeared frequently in cases before the Yukon Supreme Court and Yukon Court of Appeal. In 2019, Debra’s work as a lawyer was recognized when she became the inaugural recipient of the Justice Leigh Gower award which recognizes a resident member of the Yukon bar who has made notable contributions to both the legal and larger community in the Yukon.
Debra sucessfully resolved many of her clients' cases through mediation, which naturally led Debra to becoming a mediator herself.
in addition to her courtroom and mediation work, Debra appeared as legal counsel for clients before numerous tribunals and administrative agencies. In recent years, Debra has been counsel for several boards and tribunals including the Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators, the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal, the Yukon Water Board, the Child Care Board, the Yukon Review Board, the Ta’an Kwach’an Judicial Council and the Yukon Judicial Council.
Debra also has a keen interest in administrative law, having provided training to boards and agencies for over two decades, most recently through the Foundation of Administrative Justice (FOAJ) organization. Debra enjoys the dynamic and evolving nature of administrative justice proceedings and working one on one with decision makers.
Since May of 2019, Debra has transitioned into her second career, providing services exclusively as a mediator and administrative law trainer.
- Community Associations
- Contract Disputes
- Disability Claims
- Human Rights Act
- Libel & Slander
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Property Damage
- Sexual Harassment
- Workers' Compensation
- Workplace Rights
- Wrongful Death
- University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1987
- University of Victoria, B.A. (Political Science), 1983
Memberships & Affiliations
- Yukon Law Society
$400/hour with a 5 hour minimum, including review of materials, pre and post mediation conferences and mediation itself.
Expenses, if requires, such as trave and extra telecommuication requirements.