Current events, announcements, and other happenings at JSS Barristers.

JSS Barristers celebrates 29 years

March 1, 2024

As JSS Barristers marks its 29th anniversary, Founding Partner Sabri Shawa KC, FCIArb takes a moment to reflect on the journey thus far.

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Darren J. Reed, Former Partner, Appointed as Justice of Court of King's Bench of Alberta

February 9, 2024

We are honored to note that a former partner of JSS Barristers, Darren J. Reed, was appointed as a Justice of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta.

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Kajal Ervin Begins as the New Managing Partner

February 1, 2024

Kajal Ervin is appointed as JSS Barristers Managing Partner effective February 1, 2024. Kajal joined JSS Barristers in 2008 and looks forward to continuing to work with the excellent lawyers and staff at JSS Barristers as she embarks on this new journey.

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David J. Marshall Becomes Firm’s Newest Partner

January 10, 2024

We are excited to announce that as of January 1, 2024, David J. Marshall is the newest partner at JSS Barristers.

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Cassandra Sutter becomes Firm's Newest Counsel

January 10, 2024

We are excited to announce that as of January 1, 2024, Cassandra Sutter is elevated to the position of Counsel. 

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JSS Barristers' Carsten Jensen KC, FCIArb Recognized by Lexpert

January 9, 2024

We are proud to announce that Carsten Jensen KC, FCIArb has been recognized and listed in The 2024 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

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Andrew Wilson KC, Re-Elected as Board Chair of Calgary Humane Society

December 15, 2023

We are proud to share that Andrew Wilson KC, was re-elected as Board Chair for the Calgary Humane Society earlier this fall.

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Stacy Petriuk KC elected as Bencher

December 1, 2023

It is with great pleasure that we are able to share that Stacy has (for the third election in a row) been elected as a Bencher for the Law Society of Alberta.

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Welcome to the team, Christopher!

November 4, 2023

We are proud to share that Christopher Carmichael-Powell was called to the bar this week and has now joined JSS Barristers as an Associate.  

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JSS Barristers recognized as one of Canada's Best Law Firms by the Globe and Mail

November 4, 2023

Thank you to our peers and colleagues for once again recognizing JSS Barristers, as one of Canada's Best Law Firms by the Globe and Mail.

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Bryan C. Duguid KC, FCIArb awarded the Lionel J. McGowan National Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution

November 3, 2023

JSS Barristers is pleased to announce that Partner Bryan C. Duguid KC, FCIArb is the recipient of the Lionel J. McGowan National Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution.

This award is granted only to one person in Canada annually, and was announced at the annual ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. National Conference in Halifax, on Friday, November 3, 2023.

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Stacy Petriuk, KC recognized as one of Benchmark Canada’s Top 100 Women in Litigation 2023.

August 30, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that last month (August 2023) Stacey Petriuk, KC was announced as one of Benchmark Canada's Top 100 Women in Litigation. 

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JSS Barristers recognized in the 2024 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Canada" and "Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch in Canada"

August 21, 2023 released their 18th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Canada" and "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada" last week. 

JSS Barristers shone in multiple litigation practice areas, and Robert J. Hawkes KC was named as the 2024 "Lawyer of the Year" for Class Action Litigation in Calgary. 

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JSS Barristers is pleased to welcome Evan Best and Giovanni Perri

July 21, 2023

This week we welcomed two new members to the JSS Barristers’ team, Evan Best and Giovanni Perri.  

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Strengthening the Team: Welcome Simon McCleary to JSS Barristers

March 3, 2023

Simon McCleary returns to JSS Barristers after spending the last 3 years at a Bay Street firm in Toronto. He had previously completed his articles and then worked as an Associate with JSS Barristers from 2012 to 2019.

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Christopher Carmichael-Powell is Our Newest Articling Student

January 18, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Carmichael-Powell has joined us as an articling student.

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Emily Amirkhani Joins JSS Barristers

January 13, 2023

We are happy to announce that Emily Amirkhani has joined us as our newest associate. Emily joins us after articling and working as an associate at a large national firm.

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JSS Barristers at Pride

September 4, 2022

2022 is the first time we participated in the Calgary Pride Parade as a firm and it was a rousing success. What an incredible sight it is to come over the crest of the overpass just before the intersection of 3rd Street and 9th Avenue SW and see hundreds (probably thousands) of people cheering and having a good time!

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Welcome, Ripple Kaila!

August 8, 2022

JSS Barristers is pleased to welcome Ripple Kaila to the firm as our newest Associate. Ripple joins us after summer and articling at a national law firm.

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Meet Our New Articling Student, Wei Wang

June 6, 2022

Wei Wang joined the firm in May. She is a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary.

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New Appointments to King's Counsel

April 7, 2022

The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General recently announced it's list of 2022 Queen's Counsel appointees. We are proud to announce the firm chairperson, Andrew Wilson, and firm partner, Christa Nicholson, have been included in that list.

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Oliver Ho Begins as the New Managing Partner

February 1, 2022

Oliver Ho begins his tenure today as the firm's new managing partner. Oliver first joined the firm in 2004, gaining multiple awards and accolade for his practice. He is known for his pragmatic approach to resolving clients' disputes has assisted his clients in achieving both effective and efficient solutions.

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Globe and Mail Names JSS Barristers Among Canada's Best Law Firms

November 16, 2021

JSS Barristers has been included on The Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Best Law Firms 2022. This prestigious award is presented by The Globe and Mail and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on November 16th, 2021, and can currently be viewed on The Globe and Mail website.

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Our New Articling Student, Harsh Sisodia

September 9, 2021

JSS Barristers has had a tradition of strong articling students and Harsh Sisodia is certainly a strong candidate to continue in that tradition.

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