Year of Call: 1988 (Alberta)
Education: Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) University of Alberta – 1987
Professional Associations: Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Richard B. Hajduk is a founding partner of the firm. Mr. Hajduk is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta and an active member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America where he has received the designation of an advocate. Mr. Hajduk is also a member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and the Alberta Criminal Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Hajduk has extensive legal and business experience and is also a director of several private corporations.
Mr. Hajduk is an experienced litigator whose advocacy skills have been refined in the crucible of hundreds of trials and many appeals before the Alberta Courts, including the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Hajduk recently appeared as Counsel in a case involving s. 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also represented clients’ interests in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and before various administrative tribunals including the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Farm Debt Review Board, the Workers’ Compensation Board, Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal and Municipal Boards of Health.
His extensive base of experience includes providing advice and litigating issues on a wide range of Aboriginal matters involving aboriginal rights, internal governance, claims, election disputes, membership matters, commercial, corporate and oil and gas law and joint ventures with other business ventures.
He has provided advice pertaining to an extensive range of employment related matters, including the preparation of employment contracts and litigation relating to wrongful dismissal. Mr. Hajduk has also assisted our aboriginal clients in their administration and management of human resources.
Interests: Mr. Hajduk is active in the business community of Alberta and has been involved in numerous businesses. He likes to spend time with his family and is an action movie buff.