Diana K. Lee is a Partner at Kanuka
Location: Regina
Direct: 306.525.7232
Fax: 306.359.0590

Diana K. Lee, Q.C.

Partner
PROFILEPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Diana has practiced in litigation for 39 years. She has extensive experience in long term, detail driven and complex litigation. Cataloguing and assimilating a warehouse of documents and information to build the best attack or defence is a forte. Putting things in context to find the most effective and efficient route to the end is her goal.

Diana practices primarily in the areas of Aboriginal law, banking, bankruptcy and insolvency disputes, shareholder oppression, contract disputes, professional negligence claims, tort claims, wrongful dismissal and employment disputes and insolvency. She has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan as well as before various administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies. She has particular experience in the area of human rights, and has both appeared before Saskatchewan Human Rights tribunals as well as serving as a tribunal member. She is a trained mediator and has conducted numerous mediations.

 

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Recognition and Appointments
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014
  • Listed in the 2011 and 2012 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Legal Malpractice Law
Papers, Lectures, and Presentations
  • “Key Decisions and Developments that Impact Your Work” presented at The Canadian Institute’s Advanced Administrative Law & Practice Seminar (2007)
  • “Examination for discovery where experts are involved” presented to the Legal Education Society of Alberta (2004)
  • “Climbing the Ladder to Partnership in Heels” presented to the Canadian Bar Association (2012)
  • Instructor of trial skills to lawyers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. For many years, she was an instructor at the Intensive Trial Advocacy course at the University of Calgary, which is presented annually as a joint effort by the University of Calgary College of Law and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.
  • Organizer and instructor in Saskatchewan Intensive Trial Advocacy program
Community Involvement
  • Past President of the Regina Bar Association
  • Past member of the Queen’s Bench Bar Judicial Council
  • Past member of the Court of Appeal Bar Judicial Council
  • Past President of Regina Women’s Network
  • Past member of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • Legal adviser to the Regina Dragon Boat Festival and several Chinese associations in Saskatchewan.
  • Organizer of the 1991 Norceca Federation Tournament held in Regina, a qualifying event for determination of the volleyball teams who played in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain
  • Chair of Women’s Professional Squash Association Tournaments in Regina (bringing female athletes from around the world)
  • Organizer of various national and provincial squash tournaments held in Regina
  • Squash player
  • Past President and a board member of Saskatchewan Squash Inc.
  • Past Harassment Officer and the Appeals Officer for Squash Canada
  • Discipline Chair for Squash Canada
Education
  • JD, University of Saskatchewan, 1981
  • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1982
Representative Work
  • Diana worked for over a decade on the collapse of a financial institution and the fall out litigation, including the pursuit of professionals who were negligent.
  • She has worked for minority shareholders who have been pushed out of the corporation or been taken advantage of by the majority.
  • She is currently working in Aboriginal law, necessitating the study of treaties, history and decades of documentary evidence.
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