Katherine Bueti

Katherine Bueti, a Founding Senior Partner of Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe, was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2000, and practices in all areas of criminal and youth law.  She began her legal career in 1998 as a summer student with Gindin Wolson Simmonds (as it then was), where she later articled, and worked ultimately as a senior associate.  In 2009, Katherine left Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg in order to start the partnership that is now Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe.

Katherine’s preferred area of practice is criminal defence, and she has represented clients with charges ranging from traffic offences to First Degree Murder.  She regularly appears in all levels of court in Manitoba ranging from Administrative Tribunals to the Court of Appeal.  She has travelled and worked extensively throughout the province, including many Northern remote communities, as well as in Western and Southern Ontario.

Katherine also practices in the areas of administrative law and civil litigation.  In this capacity she has appeared before Administrative Tribunals including the Licence Suspension Appeal Board and the Driver Improvement and Control Section.  She used to practice in the area of immigration law and as such has also appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Protection Division, Immigration Appeal Division, and the Federal Court.

Katherine was in the Communications Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces for 8 years attaining the rank of Captain prior to going to law school.  She has had experience with Summary Investigations, Board of Inquiries and Court Martials.


  • Called to the Manitoba Bar, 2000
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 1999
    • Carrigan Cup Participant
    • Solomon Greenberg Participant
    • Manitoba Law School Charter Award for the highest standing in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    • Melrose Sissons/Winnifred Wilton Memorial Award for the highest standing in Gender and the Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 1991

Professional Experience 

  • Senior Founding Partner, Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe, 2009 – present (formerly Bueti Wasyliw and Associates)
  • Senior Associate, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg, 2000-2009
  • Articling Student-at-law,  Gindin Wolson Simmonds, 1999-2000

Memberships / Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Manitoba Criminal Defence Lawyers Association

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of Manitoba
    • Vice President
    • Learning Group Facilitator for CPLED
    • CPLED Resource Materials Criminal Procedure Reviewer
  • Crown Defence Liaison Committee
  • Panel member at the Annual Crown Defence Conference 2017 presented on False Confessions
  • Panel Member at the Annual Crown Defence Conference 2015 presented on Plea Bargaining
  • Presenter at Community Legal Education Association Law Conference Issues in Criminal Law 2016 presented on search and seizure
  • Panel member at the University of Manitoba on Sexual Assault
  • Presenter at Community Legal Education Association Legal Training and Resources for Settlement Workers 2013 presented on Criminal Law
  • Presenter at Legal Aid on DNA
  • Presenter at Pitblado Lectures
  • Moderator Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference
  • Introducer at the Crown Defence Conference and the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association Conference
  • Canadian Bar Association Legislative Reform Committee
  • Legal Data Resources Corporation (Manitoba) Board Member
  • Electronic Courts Committee
  • Legal Help Centre Volunteer Lawyer Supervisor
  • Pro-Bono Public Interest Law Centre Project
  • Solomon Greenberg defence coach
  • University of Manitoba Moot Court Judge
  • University of Winnipeg Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe Moot Court Judge and Sponsor
  • Manitoba Bar Association Law Day Mock Trial Volunteer Teacher
  • Winnipeg Police Service Training Academy Cross-examiner
  • Mentor – University of Manitoba/Manitoba Bar Association
  • Lecturer –University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Grant Park High School, Sisler High School, Community Legal Education Association, Red River Community College
  • Community Legal Education Association Criminal Law and Procedures Booklet Reviewer
  • Volunteer reader – Lawyers for Literacy

Previous Affiliations

  • Law Society of Manitoba
    • Bencher
    • Chairperson of the President’s Special Committee on Entity Regulation
    • Vice Chairperson of the Professional Liability Claims Fund Committee
    • Member of the Discipline Committee
    • Prosecutor of Disciplinary Matters
    • Complaints Investigation Committee Chairperson
    • Practice and Ethics Committee member
    • Reimbursement Claims Fund Committee member
    • Reimbursement Claims Fund Committee Chairperson
    • Access Stakeholders Committee Vice Chairperson
    • Admissions and Education Committee member
    • Admissions and Education Appeals Committee member
    • Complaints Investigation Committee member
    • Technology Committee member
    • Nominating Committee member
    • New Code of Professional Conduct Committee member
    • Criminal Law e-law newsletter member
  • Manitoba Bar Association Council Member
  • Community Legal Education Association Vice-President, Board Member
  • Law Day Speaker
  • Created an information booklet on Domestic Violence for  the Manitoba Association of Women in the Law

Previous Out of Law

  • Speaker at International Women’s Day La Lupa di Roma 2017
  • Speaker at the Canadian Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference 2017
  • National Public Speaking Championships St. John’s Ravenscourt Judge
  • Debate Competition Gray Academy Judge
  • Caboto Italian Cultural Centre Board Member