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Senior Solutions Team

Jacklynn Pivovar


Miller Thomson


[email protected]

Estates and Trusts Litigation

Private Client Services

Jacklynn practices primarily in the area of wills and estates with an emphasis on estate litigation, estate planning, and estate administration. She has a wide range of experience including:

Claims arising from wills, other estate related claims, mental capacity issues, family relief applications as well as representing and advising individuals with claims against an estate.

Adult incapacity, including matters related to powers of attorney, personal directives, guardianship and trusteeship.

Jacklynn also drafts wills, personal directives and powers of attorneys, acts for executors and advises clients regarding probate and administration of estates and assists clients with issues concerning mental incapacity in adults.

Jacklynn has conducted trials and applications in our Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench. She has also attended at the Alberta Court of Appeal and responded to leave applications at the Supreme Court of Canada. Jacklynn is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution. She regularly represents clients in Judicial Dispute Resolutions, run by a Court of Queen’s Bench Justice.

Thought leadership

Speaker at the CBA Savvy Lawyers Series: Basic Wills and Estates (2017)

Speaker at Grant McEwan University on Wills and Estates (2017)

Speaker for Edmonton Community Foundation Wills Week

Community involvement

Board Member – Boy and Girls Club of Strathcona County

Judo Instructor

Professional memberships

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association – Wills & Trusts Section and Elder Law

Bar admissions & education

Alberta, 2004

LL.B., University of Alberta, 2003

Bachelor of Arts, University of Lethbridge (with great distinction) 2000

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