A former Physical Therapist, Michelle Ouellette, QC practices in the area of civil litigation with a special interest in health law, aboriginal law, and professional disciplinary matters. In 2013, Michelle was the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch, Community Service Award, which recognizes outstanding dedication, service and commitment to the community. Michelle has represented her clients at all levels of the Canadian courts. She has also appeared as counsel in various administrative proceedings and was involved in the negotiated resolution of a number of multi-million dollar claims on behalf of Saskatchewan First Nations. She joined the McKercher partnership in 2004, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2007.
Michelle has been active at both the provincial and national levels of the Canadian Bar Association. She also volunteers with a number of professional and community organizations, sitting as the current President of Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan Inc. and the St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild, and as a Director of the United Way of Saskatoon and Area, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairie Region and the Foundation for Legal Research, among others.
Michelle has taught Trial Advocacy at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and has taught in both the School of Physical Therapy and the College of Veterinary Medicine on legal and professional issues. She is a long-standing member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and has been a frequent presenter of various health law and other topics at conferences and seminars for the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan and others.