Julie Hopkins

Julie Hopkins

Julie was counsel with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and practised commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law for more than 25 years.


She advised and represented clients on complex and technical matters concerning oil and gas, insurance, labour and employment, estates and trusts, corporate, and constitutional law. As a result, she has experience across a variety of industries including electricity generation and transmission, oil and gas (including oilsands, pipelines and LNG), construction, aviation, trucking, real-estate development and health care.


As an arbitrator, Julie has decided matters ranging from disputes under asset purchase agreements to appeals of election results under a First Nation’s election code. She is an unjust dismissal adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code. As a Panel Chair of the Alberta Insurance Councils Appeal Board, she also heard appeals of decisions concerning the licensing and discipline of insurance agents, brokers and adjustors.


Julie is also an instructor and course director for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course, which is aimed at experienced arbitrators and arbitration counsel.


Contact Julie Hopkins

Website: https://www.jghopkins.com/

Articles and Video:

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 6 (02/08/21)
In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about drafting Arbitration Clauses, especially in a digital world and faced with the complexities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virtual Practice Makes Virtually Perfect – Practical Considerations for Virtual Hearings Identified through Simulations with Experienced Counsel and Arbitrators (12/01/20)
The authors undertook a series of simulated virtual evidentiary hearings to gain hands-on experience from them and concluded that video conferencing for arbitration hearings will be inevitable going forward, at least until the COVID-19 restrictions are eased and likely beyond.