BRUCE CHISLETT

BRUCE CHISLETT

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Direct Line: 709-722-7272

Facsimile: 709-726-1225

Email: bchislett@chislettwhitten.ca


BIO

Primary area of practice is Civil Litigation, which involves personal injury claims, CPP and disability insurance claims, medical malpractice, and employment law/wrongful dismissal cases


Bruce Chislett has litigated civil and criminal matters in the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, (Trial Division and Court of Appeal) and the Federal Court of Canada. He has prosecuted and defended jury trials in trafficking, culpable homicide and sexual offence cases. He has prosecuted federal cases under the Competition Act and Food and Drug Act and has appeared before the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission, the Workers Compensation Appeal Board and the Employment Insurance Appeals Tribunal.


EDUCATION

  • M.B.A. Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1997
  • LL.B. – Dalhousie University, 1985
  • B. A. – Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1982

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society – Practicing Member since 1986
  • Member of Law Society’s Disciplinary Panel: has served as Chair and Member of Adjudication Tribunal Panels conducting hearings into formal complaints against lawyers
  • Member of Law Society Committees: Act and Regulations Committee, Library Committee
  • Agent of Attorney General of Newfoundland and Labrador and previously Agent of Attorney General of Canada

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • The Arthritis Society: Newfoundland and Labrador Board Chair, NL Divisional Representative and Director at Large on National Board and Chair of National Board’s Governance Committee
  • Aids Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador: Board Chair, Vice-Chair and Board Member
  • Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador: Director and Member of Executive (Secretary)
  • St. John’s Junior Chamber of Commerce: President, Executive and Board Member
  • Scouts Canada: Scout and Cub Leader, Provincial Membership Committee Chair
  • Riverdale Tennis Club: Executive Board Member
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association: Youth Basketball Coach

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