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Uncorked is an upscale networking event attracting local entrepreneurs, business professionals, and leaders from the Greater Regina Area. Hosted on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Mercedes-Benz Regina, Uncorked aims to inspire through storytelling and casual couch conversation as guest host Lisa Peters asks some of the boldest businesswomen and leaders of the community the most unpredictable and unfiltered questions about business, life, and community.
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Carla Carlson was born and raised in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Calgary where she received her Bachelor of Social Work in 1995. With a passion for working in the community, she became a practicing Social Worker for a number of years in the capacity of a child welfare worker, crisis intervention worker, private counselor and community programmer. Her time working with those in need led her to the practice of law. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and received her Law Degree with Great Distinction in 2001and she was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2002. Carla has instructed law classes at the college level, facilitated the Bar Admission Course for new and upcoming lawyers, and also presented various information sessions to schools and church groups in her community and elsewhere. She is proud of her roots in the prairies and forms strong bonds with organizations close to her heart.
Carla is a partner with her father in Nimegeers Carlson Law Firm. She maintains a successful solicitor’s practice, focused primarily in the areas of corporate/commercial, home, farm and business transactions and mortgages, family law property settlements, wills, estate planning, wealth management, estate administration and private foundations and philanthropic activity. Carla and her husband Chad work closely together (her firm and her husband’s accounting firm are closely aligned). In their off time, Carla and Chad enjoy spending time with their daughters Emma and Sophie, aged 14 & 12.
From an early age, Carla was taught the importance of community engagement and involvement. Even with a busy practice, she is active with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan, promoting access to justice for residents of Saskatchewan with limited means. She also currently holds an Executive seat on the Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce advancing business opportunities throughout our community and has also earned a seat with the Calgary Chapter of the Women President’s Organization.
She has also served on the Board of Southwest Crisis Services as both a Board member and as President/Chair. As a champion for palliative care, she has served as President/Chair of the Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association and also Executive Member of the Board for the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (“CHPCA”). She is currently a member of the CHPCA Physician Assisted Dying Task Group and the CHPCA Legal/Human Rights Committee. Her work in Palliative Care led to her receiving the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Carla’s other awards and achievements include: Moola-Freer Palliative Care Award (2013), the Fraser Milner Prize in Business Organizations (2001), the Strayer Prize in Constitutional Law (1999), and Ariel F. Sallows Scholarship (1999).
As managing trustee of The McIntyre Family Foundation, she has been active in the creation and development of the Foundation from inception and continues to be responsible for the ongoing administration and growth of the organization.
Most recently, Carla has had her first book published “Everyday Grace: Finding Your Extraordinary in Ordinary Everyday Life”. Utilizing the stories of people she has encountered through her practice, Carla inspires the reader to consider the many different ways we respond to life’s challenges. Along with her book, Carla is speaking to a variety of audiences sharing her inspirational message across the country.