Ashton Butler



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Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2020)
  • Alberta Bar (2018)
  • JD with great distinction (Saskatchewan, 2017)
  • BSc (Victoria, 2013)

Services and Industries

Ashton is an associate lawyer practising in the areas of labour and employment and litigation.

Ashton provides advice and assistance on all matters relating to labour and employment law and litigation. She has experience advising employers on hiring, employment standards, disciplinary matters and termination, and layoff strategy. Her work includes the negotiation and drafting employment agreements, independent consultant contracts, executive compensation agreements and personnel policies. She also advises on workers’ compensation matters, occupational health & safety matters and human rights matters, including discrimination, accommodation, harassment and wrongful dismissal.


  • Coach, Canadian National Negotiation Competition moot team, University of Saskatchewan College of Law (present)
  • Chair, Administrative and Labour & Employment Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (South) (present)
  • Vice-Chair, Administrative and Labour & Employment Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (South) (2020-2021)
  • Director, Association of Women Lawyers, Calgary (2018-2019)
  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel and Amicus Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta (2017-2019)
  • Valedictorian, Class of 2017, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
  • Member, Editorial Board, Saskatchewan Law Review (2016-2017)
  • International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition (2016-2017)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2015-2016)
  • Volunteer, Legal Advice Clinic, CLASSIC (2014-2015)


  • Canadian Bar Association (2017-present)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (2020-present)
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan (2020-present)
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan (2020-present)
  • Law Society of Alberta (2017-present) (inactive)
  • Saskatchewan Law Review Honour (2017)
  • Marj Benson Leadership Scholarship (2017)
  • Third place team – Canadian National Negotiation Competition (2017)
  • Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship (2016)
  • Save on Foods Award in Community Involvement and Volunteerism (2016)
  • Nasser Scholarship (2016)
  • University of Saskatchewan Scholarship (2015)
  • David C. Kyle Memorial Scholarship (2015)
  • Second place team – Dentons Negotiation Competition (2015)