Julianne Dunbar is the General Counsel of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC). She has been a member of the MPCC’s legal team since 2001. She manages the Operations Section which is comprised of lawyers, Registry staff, investigators and support staff.
Ms. Dunbar oversees conduct complaint reviews/investigations, interference investigations, and public interest investigations and hearings. She practices administrative, criminal, military and police ethics law.
Before joining the MPCC, Ms. Dunbar, as a civilian member of the RCMP, served as Legal Counsel in the capacity of Internal Affairs prosecutor. Her professional legal career began as a criminal defence lawyer in the Law Office of Addelman & Mannarino of Ottawa.
Ms. Dunbar completed her university studies at the University of Ottawa, graduating with a Baccalaureate of Social Sciences with a concentration in Criminology, and a Baccalaureate of Laws. She articled with the Ottawa criminal defence firm of Addelman, Edelson & Meagher and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Ms. Dunbar currently serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre as well as the Board of Directors for Crime Prevention Ottawa.