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Cherie Langlois-Klassen is a lawyer in private practice and joined the partnership of Blair Chahley Klassen Lawyers in January 2021, a union-side labour law firm. She has spent the last fifteen plus years representing unions and their members, including the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) in negotiations, labour disputes, and at arbitration. She also has extensive professional conduct representation experience. In past incarnations, she served as Director, Negotiations, at the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the Director, Labour Relations, at the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA). As part of her private practice, she is lead negotiator for the Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA) for this year’s round of public sector contract negotiations. Prior to her career representing unions and associations, Cherie worked in the international development non-profit sector.

Cherie has published a number of academic publications and conference papers in the fields of health and labour law. She was previously a Clinical Associate (Academic Colleague) with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Cherie has also served as a member of the Alberta Human Rights Commission (Tribunal) and as a vice-chair of Alberta’s Mental Health Review Panel. She has a special interest in substance disorders and mental health issues in occupational settings.

Cherie received a B.Sc. (Pharmacology) degree in 1995, M.Sc. (Pharmacology) degree in 1999, and an LL.B. in 2006, all from the University of Alberta. Cherie was called to the Alberta Bar in 2007. She graduated from the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and obtained the designation of Certified In-House Counsel of Canada (CIC.C). She also credentialed for the national designation of Qualified Arbitrator