Sheila MacKinnon, managing partner of Shibley Righton LLP's Windsor, Ont. office, focuses on civil litigation, education and public law, and labour and employment law.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Carleton University in 1982, before earning her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1985. Ms. MacKinnon was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987.
Focusing on civil litigation, education, and employment law, Ms. MacKinnon handles matters concerning legislative analysis, policy development, privacy law, special education, human rights, and workplace investigations.
She has conducted workshops and advised on such topics as parliamentary procedure, running board meetings, conflict of interest, and trustee code of conduct and enforcement.
In addition, Ms. MacKinnon has advised on the development and amendment of corporate and school board bylaws and governing policies, and has developed and presented webcasts for the Ontario Public School Boards Association on governance and parliamentary procedure.
Ms. MacKinnon is past chair and a member of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and is past chair of the board of the United Communities Credit Union. She has been on the board of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, the Toronto Educational Opportunity Fund, the Crime Concern of Metropolitan Toronto, and the Essex Business Improvement Association.