Charmaine Panko LLB C.Med. Q.Arb.
Charmaine Panko practices in the field of conflict resolution as a collaborative lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and trainer. Charmaine has assisted in the resolution of legal disputes of all types from corporate commercial to family and estates matters. She uses a common sense approach to legal disputes focusing on the needs and interests of the parties. Her approach is informative and client centred, presenting win-win options for those in the midst of a legal dispute.
Charmaine has a passion for legal education and is a sessional lecturer for the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan as well as regularly presenting legal information seminars to the general public. She is a volunteer lawyer for the Public Legal Education Association (PLEA) Request a Speaker Program and received the 2013 Cam Partridge Memorial PLEA Volunteer of the Year Award. Charmaine also received the 2011 Lexpert Zenith “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award” http://www.probonostudents.ca/about-pbsc/alumni-and-volunteer-profiles/charmaine-panko.
Charmaine volunteers with ProBono Students Canada and as a mentor with the CBA student mentoring program. In 2008 she received the 2008 Pro Bono Service award from the Law Society of Saskatchewan http://www.lawsociety.sk.ca/media/19706/BD%202009%20Aug.pdf.
Charmaine is actively involved in the community and is currently on the board of directors for the ADR Institute of Saskatchewan. She has been involved in many legal education events, such as the following:
Presenter, "Alternatives to Court", Saskatoon Public Library, October 18, 2014
Trainer, Saskatchewan Lawyers, Collaborative Law process, January 31 - February 1, 2014
Trainer, Saskatchewan Lawyers, Collaborative Law process, Saskatoon, January 30, 2014
Trainer Saskatchewan Lawyers, Interest-Based Negotiations, Regina, January 10-11, 2014
Trainer, Saskatchewan Lawyers, Collaborative Law process, Regina, January 9, 2014
Presenter, Seminar Breakfast on Collaborative Law to Accountants and Tax Advisors, January 7, 2014
Sessional Lecturer of Negotiations for the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law, January 6-8, 2014
Presenter, Saskatchewan CBA Articling Students North section, Work Life Balance, November 25, 2013
Presenter, Saskatchewan CBA Young Lawyers section, Dealing with Disappointment in the Legal Profession, November 14, 2013
Presenter, Effectively Balancing Needs: Your Employer's, Your Clients' and Your Own, the Ontario Bar Association's symposium, November 4, 2013
Presenter, Collaborative Law, Saskatoon Family Support Services, September 26, 2013
Presenter, Seminar Breakfast on Collaborative Law to Cosmetologist Professionals, September 24, 2013
Presenter, Helping People through Separation and Divorce, the Open Door Society, June 24, 2013
Presenter, Creating Positive Outcomes to Marital Discord, Collaborative Law process seminar to faith based organizations, April 23, 2013
Presenter, Representing Children and Youth in Protection Proceedings, hosted by ProBono Law Saskatchewan in partnership with the Advocate for Children and Youth Office, Saskatoon, April 12
Presenter, Representing Children and Youth in Protection Proceedings, hosted by ProBono Law Saskatchewan in partnership with the Advocate for Children and Youth Office, Regina, April 11
Presenter, Refresher Training on the Collaborative Law Process, the Annual General Meeting of the Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan, Regina, March 22, 2013
Trainer, Collaborative Law process, Collaborative Law Training, Regina, March 1-2, 2013
Trainer, Interest Based Negotiation, Collaborative Law Training, Saskatoon, February 1-2, 2013