Birdsell Grant LLP :: Firm Overview

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Student-at-Law B. Arts (2008, With Distinction), J.D. (2012, With Distinction) Joanna was raised in Olds, Alberta. She completed her postsecondary education at the University of Alberta. In 2008, she earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology. Joanna then worked for the University of Alberta in Rural Recruitment for one year. She focused her efforts on the recruitment of high school students from rural areas across western Canada. Key Practice Expertise Joanna then returned to the University of Alberta as a student to complete her legal studies. She joined Birdsell Grant LLP as a summer student in 2011, and earned her Juris Doctor in 2012. Joanna is currently continuing with Birdsell Grant LLP as a Student-at-Law. She expects to be called to the Alberta Bar in the summer of 2013. Bar Admission Joanna practices in all areas of law, including general civil litigation, family law, personal injury law, employment law, wills, estates, residential real estate, as well as corporate and commercial law. Joanna has appeared on behalf of clients in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Corporate/Commercial Real Estate and Property Wills, Estates and Trusts Municipal Law Alberta, 2013 (Anticipated) Education University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2012 Memberships Law Society of Alberta Canadian Bar Association Joanna enjoys being involved in the community in a variety of ways. During law school, Joanna was the Producer of Law Show 2012: The Wizard of Laws. She sat on the University of Alberta Appeals Board, and served as Associate Chief Tribune of the University of Alberta Students' Union Discipline, Interpretation and Enforcement Board. Joanna was awarded the Honourable Constantine Kosowan Award, the Kelly Jenkins Memorial Award and the AI Shumiatcher Memorial Prize in Advocacy. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys a wide variety of sports. She is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, a talented figure skater, and enjoys playing hockey. Joanna also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cat. E: jwaldie@birdsell.ca T: (780) 963-8181 F: (780) 963-9618 Strategy | Service | Success

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