Kris J. Janovcik

Profile

Kris is a Partner at Tapper Cuddy LLP, he focuses his practice on Child Protection, Civil Litigation , and Commercial Litigation. He has extensive experience in Child Protection Litigation, having provided long-term representation for Child and Family Services. He strives to create resolutions that are most beneficial to the parties involved in each of his cases.

Kris has spoken and guest lectured on numerous occasions about Child Protection. He has presented at places including, the Manitoba Annual Child Protection Conference, the Pitblado C.B.A Lecture Series, the Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admissions Program, and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.

He has many community affiliations including acting as a current board member for Uniquely Manitoba LTD. He was also previously associated with the Canadian Slovak League, the Slovak Canadian National Council, the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, the Red Cross Society, and University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.

  • Called to the Manitoba Bar, 1991.

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Univeristy of Manitoba, 1990
  • Arts Degree, completed two years towards Honour Degree (Economics), University of Windsor, 1986
  • Certified Management Accounts of Canada, completed Third Level of Program, 1984
  • Business Administration Diploma, Academic Letter of Honour, Red River Community College, 1980

Experience

  • Partner, Tapper Cuddy LLP, 1999 -
  • Managing Partner, Tapper Cuddy LLP, 2000 – 2008, 2011-2017
  • Associate and articling student, Tapper Cuddy LLP and its predecessor firms, 1991-1999
  • Public Legal Education Activities Director, 1989

Professional Activities

  • Guest Lecturer, MB Annual Child Protection Conference, 2017
  • Guest Lecturer, Pitblado C.B.A. Lecture Series, 2015
  • Negotiation Module Lecturer, LSM, Bar Ad. Program, 2011- Present
  • Child Protection Intensive Guest Lecturer, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, 2003-2004
  • Lecturer on Enforcement of Judgments, Law Society of Manitoba, Bar Admission Program, 1998
  • Lecturer on Small Claims Practice, Law Society of Manitoba, Bar Admission Program, 1994-1998
  • Course Judge Critiquer, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, Oral Advocacy, 1997-1998
  • Civil Procedure Guest Lecturer, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, 1996-1997
  • Course Judge Critiquer, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, Oral Advocacy

Community Affiliations

  • Board Member, Uniquely Manitoba LTD.(Non-profit), 2009-Present
  • Counsel, Honorary Slovak Republic Consulate, 2004,2014
  • Finance Committee, Canadian Slovak League, Manitoba Chapter, 2003, 2008
  • President, Slovak Canadian National Council, Manitoba Chapter, 1999- 2015
  • Vice-President, Slovak Canadian National Council, Manitoba Chapter, 1997- 1999
  • Councillor, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1996- 1997
  • Programs Committee Chair, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1996- 1997
  • Council Member and Legal Advisor, The Red Cross Society, Winnipeg Division, 1995, 1997
  • Member, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Law Students Association, 1988- 1990
  • Student Senate Caucus, University of Manitoba, 1989- 1990
  • Senate, University of Manitoba, 1989- 1990
  • Academic Review Committee, University of Manitoba, 1989- 1990
  • Programming Committee, Community Legal Education Association, 1989- 1990
  • Director, Public Legal Education Activities, 1989
  • Member, Manitoba Law Students Association, 1988- 1990
  • Member, Faculty of Law Appeals Committee, University of Calgary, 1986- 1987