Haley Stearns

Associate

(she/her)

Regina

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Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2022)
  • JD (Saskatchewan, 2021)

Haley practises in the areas of criminal and regulatory law and civil/commercial litigation.

In her criminal and regulatory law practice, Haley assists clients facing criminal or regulatory charges from the initial stages of an investigation all the way through the process. Haley represents clients charged with criminal offences under the Criminal Code and related legislation (such as economic/financial offences, driving offences and firearms offences) and organizations and individuals charged with regulatory offences (for example, occupational health and safety offences (OHS), alcohol and gaming offences, transportation offences and hunting offences).

In her civil and commercial litigation practice, Haley has experience representing clients on a broad variety of matters before the courts, administrative tribunals and in commercial arbitrations.

Background

Haley completed her articles at MLT Aikins after summering with the firm in 2019 and 2020. Haley practised as an associate in criminal/regulatory law and administrative law at a local law firm before returning to MLT Aikins.

During law school, Haley worked as a research assistant in the area of administrative law and she participated in the Laskin Moot Court Competition in Canadian Administrative and Constitutional Law and was on the winning team for the 2021 SKAEL Environmental Law Moot. Prior to Law school, Haley studied Business Administration at the University of Regina where she worked as a teaching assistant and successfully competed in numerous business case competitions.

  • Legislation & Law Reform Representative, CBA Saskatchewan Women Lawyers’ Section (present)
  • Treasurer, Cathedral Area Co-operative Daycare (October 2020-October 2023)
  • Board Member, The USSU Childcare Centre (September 2018-September 2020)
  • Co-Coordinator, Pro Bono Students Canada, Family Law Project (May 2019-May 2020)
  • Family Representative, Law Students’ Association, University of Saskatchewan (October 2018-April 2019)
  • Student Ambassador, University of Regina (July 2017-April 2018)
  • Hill JDC West Case Competition Team Member (2018)
  • Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nasser Family Gold Medal in Leadership (2021)
  • Lorelle and David Schoenfeld Award in Environmental Law (2021)
  • Harris, Lauretta and Raymond Earl Parr Memorial Scholarship in Law (2020)
  • The Honourable Judge William Ross Campbell Award (2019)
  • Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals Scholarship (2018)
  • We for She Award for Women in Business Administration (2018)
  • Dean’s List Academic Achievement (2016-2018)
  • First Place Award, Ryerson University Organizational Behaviour Case Competition (2018)
  • University of Regina Alumni Association Dr. John Archer Scholarship(2017)
  • RBC Woman in Leadership Scholarship (2017)
  • SaskEnergy Scholarship (2017)
  • Bonnie Dupont Women Inspiring Leadership Scholarship (2017)
  • Academic Silver Scholarship (2017)