Ammy Murray joined Lakefield in 2020. She practices primarily family law and criminal defense, providing sound advice and service to clients in all aspects of family and criminal law matters. She has extensive court experience and particularly enjoys appellate work, where she can take a deep dive into a narrow section of law. Ammy has represented families in Coroner’s inquests and is honoured to guide and advocate for families during a time of intense sadness and loss. Another case Ammy is particularly proud of was to act for a young woman who was denied access to a breast pump after being arrested. The work Ammy did in this matter resulted in policy changes by the Saskatoon Police Service.
Ammy is a Family Mediator and a Parenting Coordinator, certified by the Early Family Dispute Resolution department of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. As a Family Mediator, she helps parties resolve family issues and find solutions through interest-based problem solving. Further, as a Parenting Coordinator, Ammy assists parties in resolving disputes over existing agreements and orders (such as parenting arrangements) and guides parties in focusing on their children’s needs. Due to recent changes to the Queen’s Bench Act and the Children’s Law Regulations, parties to a family law dispute will soon be required to obtain a certificate from an Early Family Dispute Resolution profession prior to taking matters to court. Ammy is proud to be able to provide the services of Family Mediation and Parenting Coordination and is able to certify that parties have completed the necessary requirements.
It is important to Ammy to give back to the community. She has a fundamental belief that education is empowering and she is always eager to talk to various groups about different areas of the law.
Picture an activity your grandmother may enjoy, and Ammy is likely an enthusiast! In her spare time, you can find Ammy gardening, crocheting, painting, making wire-wrapped jewelry, sewing, hiking, and playing piano. She also enjoys torturing her teenage children, Fraser and Ebyn, with made-up songs!
- 2007: University of Saskatchewan, B.A. (Hons.), Sociology
- 2011: University of Saskatchewan, J.D.
- 2011-2012: Articling clerk, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Chambers
- Volunteer, Legal Advice Clinic Lawyer, CLASSIC
- Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan
- Past director, CLASSIC
- Past director, Saskatoon Community Mediation Services (SCMS)
- Past director, USSU Childcare Centre
- Past direct, Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition
- Past member, Presidential Advisory Committee on the Status of Women at the University of Saskatchewan
- Member, Saskatoon Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch