Joel was named Commission Counsel to the Commission of Inquiry Into Matters Relating to the Death of Neil Stonechild, held in 2003/04.
Joel lectures to various professional organizations and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He is past President of the Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Incorporated (SKLESI), a member of the Canadian Bar Association National Professional Development Committee and a Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Joel earned a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies and Economics) from the University of Saskatchewan, both in 1983. Joel has been a partner with the Firm’s Saskatoon office since 1990. Joel was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.