Candace Olson

Candace Olson

Criminal Lawyer

Overview And Experience

Candace graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009 with an Advanced Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology, and completed a second degree in Criminology and Native Studies in 2010.

Candace attended the University of North Dakota for her first year of law school, where she received an award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law, and where she was an active member of the Native American Law Students’ Association.

She transferred to the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba to complete her Juris Doctor. While in law school she acted as a Supervisor at the University of Manitoba Law Centre, representing people on their criminal charges. She was also an active member of the Manitoba Aboriginal Law Students’ Association and received the Samuel Hyman Memorial Prize.
Candace Olson received her call to the bar in 2014 and practices primarily in the area of Criminal Law. Prior to joining Smith Corona Van Dongen & Cook, Candace articled for Brodsky and Company and worked for Martin White Manning Newman.

Candace has worked on a variety of charges including property offences, assaults, sexual offences, impaired driving, drug offences, weapons offences, and murder.

Candace has also defended quasi-criminal offences under the Highway Traffic Act, has appeared at the Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board, and practices in the area of Child Protection.
Candace is a member of the Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association of Manitoba. She currently serves as a board member for Macdonald Youth Services and has presented for the Community Legal Education Association on the topic of Youth Law.

Assistant: Shay McAuley (204) 982-4414