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Robin McIntyre

Robin McIntyre was called to the bar in 2015. She completed her articles at Roulston Chow and Roulston Criminal Defence, under the mentorship of Tonii Roulston, Andrea Urquhart and David Chow. While working with Roulston Criminal Defence, Robin has dedicated herself to providing strong legal representation for clients charged with criminal offences. 

While in law school, Robin served as Student Representative on the Academic Planning Committee. She also volunteered at Student Legal Assistance and spent two summers as a Student Case Worker. Robin worked on hundreds of files and ran numerous trials while at Student Legal Assistance, including criminal, civil, family, and traffic matters. In 2014 Robin was awarded the Provincial Court Judges Award of Merit for her dedication to her clients and the program. Robin still dedicates time to Student Legal Assistance where she volunteers advising students.

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Educational background

Robin earned her J.D. from the University of Calgary where she graduated on the Dean’s list, ranked in the top 10 students of her class in 2014. She received a number of academic awards, including the Irv Goldman Memorial Prize for most outstanding academic performance in Criminal Process, and the Judith R. Norman Memorial Award for demonstrating leadership in law school activities and superior ability and understanding in the areas of family law and interviewing, negotiation and counselling.

Prior to law school Robin earned her Bachelors of Science majoring in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. During that time she coached Ringette and was captain of the Women’s Rockyview Silvertips Lacrosse Team.

Publications

The Constitutionality of the Exclusion of Farm Industries under the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act
http://ablawg.ca/2014/05/14/the-constitutionality-of-the-exclusion-of-farm-industries-under-the-alberta-workers-compensation-act/

Recent criminal cases

R v J.S. [Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench]

The client was charged with sexually assaulting his roommate. Robin ran the 4-day trial in Lethbridge. After cross examining the complainant, her boyfriend, and the complainant’s friend, the client was found not guilty.

R v M.L. [Calgary Provincial Court]

The client was charged with slamming her autistic son’s head in the door. Robin set the matter for Trial and ran a defence of accident. The client was acquitted after trial.

R v T.E. [Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench]

The client was charged with aggravated assault against her boyfriend. It was alleged that she cut his hand with a knife during a fight. Robin ran a Preliminary Inquiry and ran trial at the Court Queen’s Bench. As a result of Robin’s cross examination of the boyfriend, the Crown prosecutor stayed the charges.

R v W.W. [Lethbridge Provincial Court]

Client was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a stolen vehicle. Robin filed a Charter Notice arguing her client’s Charter Rights were breached by Police when they unlawfully searched the vehicle. The charges were withdrawn on the day of Trial.

R v E.S [Calgary Provincial Court]

The client was accused of assaulting her son. Robin set the matter for trial and ran a preliminary inquiry. After the preliminary inquiry and discussions with the Crown the charges were withdrawn.