Ms. Nicole Russell obtained her BA in psychology with distinction at the University of Victoria and her L.L.B at the University of British Columbia. She was the managing partner at Nicole Russell, Barrister and Solicitor from 2003 to 2009 before becoming a partner at the law firm of Graves & Russell, Barristers and Solicitors (2009 – present). In addition to her law practice, she currently works as a Conduct Investigation Specialist at Protect International Risk and Safety Services Inc. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for both the Semiahmoo House Society and the Peninsula Estates Housing Society, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Semiahmoo Foundation and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Her expertise is in law, with a special focus on estate planning, respectful workplaces, and most recently conduct investigations. She has provided invited presentations and workshops for private businesses, financial institutions, non-profit associations, charitable organizations, post-secondary institutions, and health care facilities. She has facilitated the Anti-Harassment and Avoiding Mistreatment Workshops at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia for several years. She has received extensive training on conflict resolution, conduct investigations, and violence risk assessments. Most recently, she authored a review for Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Edition by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson which appeared in Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019 of Intelligence. She is currently in the process of developing a structured professional judgement guideline for conduct investigations.