Andrea Buettner, JD
Andrea is a new associate with Elke Churchman Law Office that received her Law Degree in 2017, articled with Elke and will be called to the bar in 2018. Andrea and Elke have worked together for many years and make a formidable Batman and Robin team.
Andrea journeyed to law school after a 19.5-year career in law enforcement as one of the first female Occupational Health Officers with the Government of Saskatchewan. During her time as an officer she dealt with all manner of safety issues including workplace accidents, deaths, violence and refusals to work. For the last 5 years before leaving the provincial government, Andrea specialized in and focused on only matters of workplace personal (bullying) and prohibited grounds harassment, as well as discriminatory action. Many of the cases she investigated and ruled upon were highly publicized and her decisions upheld on appeal by administrative tribunals and the courts.
Andrea possesses a firm understanding of Occupational Health and as an officer has appeared as an expert witness in the legislation and became skilled in high conflict resolution and mediation.
She has trained thousands of Saskatchewan employers, workers, safety associations, unions, employer associations and consultants on Occupational Health and Safety, Respectful Workplace Training and Harassment Rights and Responsibilities including policy formation.
Andrea’s passion is worker rights and safety, but has a keen interest in Labour and Employment, Human Rights, Administrative Law, Contracts, and Wills and Estates.
Andrea was born and raised in Saskatoon and was bound and determined to be schooled in and practice law here in Saskatchewan. She has a 14-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who given her ability to argue at this early age, Andrea anticipates will follow in her footsteps. Andrea is an avid swimmer and animal lover.
Contact Andrea directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org