Janice Lypkie

Janice grew up in Lethbridge. As a child she learned the value of enthusiasm and hard work growing up in a family of five children, and has applied this to all of her endeavours. She moved to Edmonton to attend University, and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry in 1978. She enjoyed scientific research but decided a career in law would suit her, and so she enrolled in law school in 1978. In 1977, she and Ken married and began their life together.
  • B.Sc. – University of Alberta
  • LL.B. – University of Alberta

A Career of Success

She completed her LL. B. in 1981 and articled at Emery Jamieson. She then spent several years in private practice where she developed her litigation skills.

After taking a couple of years at home with her growing family, she returned to her love of research and began work as counsel for the Alberta Law Reform Institute. In this position she conducted legal research and wrote reports in a number of areas including corporate law, matrimonial property law, mortgage law, and several areas of wills and estate law. In particular, she became an authority on Alberta law as it related to intestate succession, division of matrimonial property on death and what is now known as adult interdependent partners. Please click here to view a list of papers by Janice Henderson-Lypkie. She found this work interesting, but missed working with clients and the excitement of making courtroom presentations, and as a result she took the opportunity to join Ken in private practice in 2000.

Over the years she has presented several papers at continuing
legal education seminars sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch and the Legal Education Society of Alberta. She has also taught law students and articling students to write in plain language.

Janice previously served as the Edmonton Chair of the Wills,
Estates & Trusts subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). She has been awarded the Registered Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) designation by STEP.

Janice retired in the spring of 2017 so she could pass the practise on to her capable sons. She then enrolled in a master gardening course. You can find her in her garden working on her compost and her vegetable garden, or perhaps on a bike or pair of skis. She is grateful for the clients she worked with and all that they taught her.

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