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Matthew
Woodley

Partner

TEL (780) 497-3307
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Education

University of Alberta, B.A. (with Honours)
University of Alberta, LL.B.
University of New South Wales, LL.M.

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 2004
Northwest Territories, 2007
Yukon, 2010

Matt focuses on human resource, free expression, constitutional, and administrative law.

He provides advice to a wide range of organizations including employers, print and broadcast media organizations, post-secondary institutions, municipalities and professional regulatory bodies. He is admitted to the bar in Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Matt has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta on matters ranging from the constitutional right to equality, to free expression in the media and on post-secondary campuses, open courts, and privacy law.

He has appeared as counsel before the Yukon Court of Appeal on a matter relating to media law, and before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in a case involving defamation. Matt has also appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in a matter involving a constitutional challenge to a publication ban.

Matt clerked with the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench before articling with RMRF. He teaches Administrative Law at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.

He also taught Communications Law at MacEwan University for 10 years, and provides pro-bono services to the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. He is a volunteer board member with the Alberta Law Reform Institute.

Education

University of Alberta, B.A. (with Honours)
University of Alberta, LL.B.
University of New South Wales, LL.M.

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2004
Northwest Territories, 2007
Yukon, 2010

Awards


Recognized as a “Leading Practitioner” in the areas of Litigation – Defamation & Media and Employment Law by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2017-2021)