Deborah is an associate at JSS Barristers. Deborah has enjoyed experience with all aspects of litigation on a wide variety of files including those involving shareholder's rights and remedies, intellectual property, arbitrations, corporate and commercial disputes, employment, landlord and tenant, oil and gas, breach of contract, solicitor-client privilege and personal injury.
Deborah joined JSS Barristers as an articling student in 2011 after clerking at the Alberta Court of Appeal. At the Court she had the privilege of interacting with senior judges in the province and gained invaluable insight into the Court's processes.
Before her term at the Court, Deborah obtained her LL.B., with distinction, from the University of Alberta, attaining first class standing in her second and third years of study. She enjoyed participating in the mooting program, competing on both the Philip C. Jessup International moot team, and the Gale Cup team. Deborah received the Gordon Wright, Q.C., Memorial Award for Superior Skill in advocacy. She was also engaged with her campus community, co-publishing the law school newspaper, volunteering with Student Legal Services, assisting with orientation events and serving on the executive of the Women's Law Forum.
While in law school, Deborah gained practical experience through a legal internship with a non-profit, regional business service provider that helps transform new technologies into business opportunities. Deborah developed a variety of legal skills as a member of the organisation's internal legal team.
Prior to attending law school, Deborah worked for a human resources company that facilitates contract positions for engineers and other contractors involved in pipeline technologies.
In 2006, Deborah graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in English. She was the president of the U of C Speech and Debate Society, and a member of the Students' Union Committee that distributed funds from the Student Levy.
Deborah volunteers with Calgary Legal Guidance and Inn from the Cold.
In her spare time Deborah enjoys travel, running, curling, knitting, gardening, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She is fluent in French and speaks some Hebrew.
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