Elizabeth Aspinall

Elizabeth Aspinall

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Principal Practice Areas

  • Freedom of Information, Invasion of Privacy and Access to Information
  • Employment Litigation
  • Judicial Review
  • Regulatory and Administrative Applications
  • Professional Disciplinary Hearings, Professional Arbitration, and Professional Negligence
  • Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Serious Personal Injury

Elizabeth Aspinall received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Communications Studies, from the University of Calgary in 1993. She then completed a Bachelor of Arts, earning a position on the Dean's List for academic excellence, and a Master of Arts in English Literature. The focus of her Master's thesis was gender constructions and subjectivity in sonnet sequences written during the Renaissance period. While completing her Master's Degree, Elizabeth received various scholarships and awards, including a scholarship to travel to Memorial University in Newfoundland to present at the Congress of Learned Societies.

Following completion of her Master's Degree, Elizabeth attended the University of Calgary law school, graduating in 2001. She received the Alberta Law Foundation Bursary, the University of Calgary Board of Governors' Bursary and the Macleod Dixon LLP International Studentship while at law school. During law school, Elizabeth participated in the mooting program, was a senior editor of the Alberta law Review in 2000, and was the publication's Editor-in-Chief in 2001. Elizabeth completed the final semester of her law degree at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. While at Macquarie, she wrote a thesis comparing aboriginal rights and native title in Canada and Australia.

From 2012 to 2014, Elizabeth was the co-chair of the Personal Injury Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association-Alberta, and a member of the Board of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association. She has served as a volunteer facilitator with the Legal Education Society of Alberta's "CPLED" Bar Admission Course. As a member of the Law Day organizing committee in 2002-2004 she co-chaired the subcommittee which organized the High School Mock Trial Competition. Between 2008 and 2013, she sat on the board of Strathcona Tweedsmuir School's alumni organization and has volunteered with that organization since 1990. In 2004 and 2005, she was a member of the CIBC Run for the Cure's organizing committee. Between 2007 and 2009, she volunteered as a coach of the University of Calgary's Court of Appeal mooting team. She is a member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association, the Association of Women Lawyers, as well as the Canadian and Calgary Bar Associations.

Elizabeth enjoys all types of physical activity, including snowboarding, ski touring, snow shoeing, hiking, running, horseback riding and mountain biking. She also enjoys gardening and is completing her Master Gardener's certificate.

Please contact Elizabeth Aspinall at aspinalle [at] jssbarristers [dot] ca if you are interested in receiving a copy of any of the following:
  • Panel Member, "Professional Issues - Confidentiality/Privacy/Privilege Issues with a focus on confidentiality, particularly of information in the assessor's possession due to mandatory disclosure requirements," Association of Assessors' Counsel Conference, March 2014
  • "Clear Light and Dark Clouds: The Limits to Transparency in Administrative Decisions," presented at Federated Press, 4th Fair Hearing Course, April 2013
  • "Case Comment: Clements v Clements, 2012 SCC 32," Canadian Bar Association, Civil Litigation Subsection Newsletter, February 2013
  • "Causation Update: The Impact of Clements (Litigation Guardian of) v Clements, 2012 SCC 32," Canadian Bar Association, Personal Injury Subsection, February 2013
  • Co-Author (with Maureen McCartney-Cameron) "Recent Case Law Review," Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar: "Psychiatric and Psychological Injuries, Chronic Pain and Causation," March 2011
  • "Much Ado about Something: A Comment on Sparrowhawk v Zapaltinsky, 2012 ABQB 34" published in The Barrister, Issue 104, 2012
  • Co-Author (with Glenn Solomon QC), "Proving Causation: How to Cross the Rubicon: A Review of Factual and Legal Causation," for Litigating Catastrophic Disability and Damages, Insight Information, Vancouver, B.C., October 22-23, 2007
  • Co-Author (with Carsten Jensen QC), "Litigation in Canada: Advising U.S. Clients" paper published in the International Litigation Quarterly in 2006
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