Raylene Y. Palichuk, K.C.

Professional Practice

Raylene's primary areas of practice include labour law, employment law, administrative law, human rights, and pension and benefits law. She regularly appears before various levels of Court in Alberta and before administrative tribunals including labour arbitration boards, Labour Relations Boards, and the Human Rights Commission. She provides advice regarding labour relations and collective bargaining issues, employment standards, wrongful dismissal, human rights and privacy law matters.

Raylene represents a broad cross-section of management-side clients in all areas of her practice. Clients represented include organizations in both the public and private sector, governments at the provincial and municipal level, public agencies, health care employers and educational institutions; private sector clients include industrial, manufacturing, resource, transportation, gaming, communications and retail undertakings.


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Edmonton Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Administrative Law Section – Past Chair
  • Canadian Bar Association – National Administrative Law Section – Past Chair
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers


  • Alberta Law Review (1986-1987)


  • Fellow of the College of Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • Silver Medal in Law (1987)
  • Inclusion in "Best Lawyers in Canada" rankings for labour and employment law.
  • "Leading Practitioner" status with Lexpert Canada in employment law.

Teaching and Training

Prepares and presents papers and speaks regularly at conferences and seminars dealing with labour and employment law topics.

Community Involvement

Director - Brain Care Centre (non-profit)

Contact Information




1987 - LL.B., University of Alberta

1987/88 - Articled to the Justices of the Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal of Alberta

1988 - Admitted to the Alberta Bar

Year of Call
1988 - Alberta