Gillian Tuck Kutarna focuses on education law and social impact, advocating for her clients at various levels of court, at the Human Rights and other Social Justice Tribunals, and in arbitration and mediation settings. Her knowledge of school board issues, governance, employment and labour law, not-for-profit and charities law, and the public policy process inform her pragmatic approach to legal issues and her commitment to developing cost-effective resolutions while protecting her clients’ interests.

Clients rely on Gillian’s expertise in drafting by-laws, policies, and contractual agreements in a manner that anticipates and addresses liability and avoidable conflict.

Gillian’s commitment to community involvement has included membership on numerous boards of directors. Leadership positions as past Chair of the Halton District School Board and Vice Chair of William Osler Health Services, and her current position as Director of Guelph General Hospital, provide her with valuable first-hand experience working with multiple decision-makers, stakeholders, and funders.

Gillian is a frequent contributor to Miller Thomson’s Education Law and Social Impact newsletters, Morning Recess webinars, and client seminars. She is a regular presenter at various provincial and national conferences.

Gillian is particularly experienced in helping school boards and social organizations:

School boards rely on Gillian for advice relating to issues relating to students, staff, trustees, and stakeholders.

Charities and not-for-profit organizations consult Gillian for assistance with incorporation, policies and by-laws, contracts, statutory compliance, and employment issues.

Before joining Miller Thomson, Gillian was a staff lawyer with Halton Community Legal Services, and was in general practice for a number of years with a focus on family law.

Before attending law school, Gillian worked for several years as a youth counsellor and community worker.