Janet Carpenter


“Growing up with two brothers taught me the importance of cooperating, but to also stand my ground.”

Complete dedication.

The legal profession can be filled with jargon. One of the strengths Janet provides her clients is that she breaks down complicated language so they know exactly what is happening, at all times. With a desire to fully understand the nature and intricacies of clients’ organizations, Janet develops focused solutions, appropriate to the circumstances.

Representative matters

Working with a diverse group of clients including corporations, insurers and health care organizations, some of the ways Janet has helped her clients are by:
  • Advising health care organizations regarding administrative matters and regulatory compliance
  • Acting as counsel for an insurer at a commission of inquiry
  • Advising public bodies and companies regarding compliance with the relevant privacy and access to information regulatory regime inclusive of preventing and responding to privacy breaches
  • Acting as counsel for regional health authorities in defending class actions
  • Acting as counsel to a mining company and successfully having all charges against the company under occupational health and safety legislation dismissed

Areas of practice

  • Litigation
  • Health
  • Privacy
  • Class Actions


Newfoundland and Labrador, 2007


Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador


Dalhousie University, MHSA, LL.B., 2006
Dalhousie University, B.Sc. (honours), 1999

Professional development

  • Certificate Program in Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Management in Health Care, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, 2011
  • Certificate in Health Care Risk Management, Ontario Hospital Association, 2009


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, board of directors, St. Patrick's Mercy Home Foundation, 2016-present
  • Public member, Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals, 2011-2013
  • Member, Fundraising Committee, St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation, 2009-2012
  • Communications chair, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian Bar Association, 2009-2011
  • Member, Squid pro quo Committee, Newfoundland & Labrador Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2007-2011
  • Director, Victorian Order of Nurses, 2008-2010
  • Director, Open Book Literacy Council, 2006-2007 




  • Author, “Institutional Liability and Considerations for Defence Counsel”, published in For the Defense, Vol. 49, No. 11


  • Presenter, “Addictions: Realities, Perceptions and Practice Dilemmas Challenging our Professional and Personal Selves”, NL Association of Social Workers and Association of Registered Nurses, 2012
  • Presenter, “Privacy Issues in Claims Investigations”, Stewart McKelvey St. John’s Insurance Seminar, 2012
  • Presenter, “Clients’ Right to Make Poor Choices”, NL Association of Social Workers and Association of Registered Nurses of NL, 2011  
  • Presenter, “Personal Health Information Act”, Stewart McKelvey Client Presentation, 2011
  • Presenter, “Facebook”, Stewart McKelvey St. John’s Insurance Seminar, 2011
  • Presenter, “Facebook”, Stewart McKelvey Halifax Insurance Seminar, 2011
  • Presenter, “Mock Examination for Discovery”, Operating Room Nurses’ Association of Canada (ORNAC) National Conference, 2009

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 6K3

P 709.570.5794
F 709.722.4565

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