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Janet Carpenter


Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2007

Legal Assistant(s): Christine Osmond

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 medical malpractice and privacy breach class actions

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, MHSA, LLB, 2006
Dalhousie University, B.Sc. (honours), 1999
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
Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member, board of directors, St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation, 2016 – 2021
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


“Litigation Strategies for Charities and Not for Profits” (Presented via the OBA, April 2020)

Presenter, “ATIPPA & Councilor Records”, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador AGM, 2018

Presenter, “Privacy Issues in Claims Investigations”, Stewart McKelvey St. John’s Insurance Seminar, 2012

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, “Facebook”, Stewart McKelvey Halifax Insurance Seminar, 2011

Presenter, “Facebook”, Stewart McKelvey St. John’s Insurance Seminar, 2011

Presenter, “Personal Health Information Act”, Stewart McKelvey Client Presentation, 2011

Presenter, “Clients’ Right to Make Poor Choices”, NL Association of Social Workers and Association of Registered Nurses of NL, 2011

Presenter, “Mock Examination for Discovery”, Operating Room Nurses’ Association of Canada (ORNAC) National Conference, 2009

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