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JSS BARRISTERS PARTNERS WITH THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (CCDI)

CCDIAt JSS Barristers, we've long been supporters of diversity and inclusion in the Calgary community and beyond. We firmly believe that diversity is our strength, and it's one of the core pillars that our firm was founded upon. Diversity continues to be a guiding principle at our firm. Today, our lawyers and staff actively participate in the greater community to promote JSS Barristers' values of diversity and inclusivity.

In furtherance of our mandate, we're pleased to announce that JSS Barristers has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), a national non-profit that provides innovative and proven tools to help employers achieve their goal of creating a more inclusive workplace. We expect that through this partnership, we'll gain the tools we need to further our goal of creating an inclusive work environment.

Partnering with CCDI is one of several diversity initiatives that JSS Barristers has undertaken to foster more inclusivity in the workplace, the legal profession, and in the greater community. At JSS Barristers, we seek to create an environment where our lawyers, our staff, and our clients receive the utmost respect which they deserve, no matter what walk of life they come from. We actively work to ensure that everyone who steps foot in our firm feels accepted and welcomed.

We truly look forward to working closely with CCDI and we're excited to begin the next step in JSS Barristers' commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace. To learn more about CCDI and its initiatives, visit ccdi.ca.


Justicia

JSS BARRISTERS PROMOTES THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW BY JOINING THE JUSTICIA PROJECT

JSS Barristers is pleased to announce our participation in the Justicia Project, a Law Societies initiative with the aim of supporting the retention and advancement of women lawyers in the profession. Carsten Jensen QC, FCI Arb will serve as our designated Diversity Officer and lead the firm's participation in this initiative, along with our managing partner, Stacy Petriuk.


Congratulations to Maureen McCartney-Cameron on her recent election as President of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA)

Now in its 30th year, ACTLA is a Not for Profit Society which provides continuing education to lawyers in all phases of advocacy. In addition, ACTLA works with Government to promote the administration of justice and the public good.

Please contact Maureen for further information about ACTLA's efforts.


JSS Barristers Counsel on one of the Lexpert "Top Ten" most important business cases for 2014

Lexpert has released its top ten most important business cases for 2014. Among them is: (INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER) V. UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS, LOCAL 401, a case which was an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Alberta Court of Appeal. See the article at: www.lexpert.ca