Karlan Modeste

Karlan Modeste is legal counsel for the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF). She represents the BCTF in labour arbitrations and its members at the Teacher Regulation Branch. In this role, she also advises on workplace harassment and privacy law.

Karlan previously worked with a labour and employment law firm and as a staff lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid. She has also practised criminal defence and prison law. Prior to beginning her legal career, Karlan worked as a child protection worker for seven years. She has developed a curriculum for law and child protection and teaches as a sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Karlan holds a B.A. from the University of Fraser Valley, a J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, and a Graduate Certificate in International Business Law from Queen's University. She is also an LL.M. Health Law candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Nova Scotia and British Columbia Bars in 2014.

Tel: (604) 871-1905
Email: kmodeste@bctf.ca