2018

Alberta

2017

University of Calgary, Juris Doctor

2011

Ryerson University, BJ 

2007

Red Deer College, Theatre Studies (Acting)

Canadian Bar Association

Calgary Bar Association

CPLED Coach

2020

Performer/Dancer, SPARQ Productions

Season Adjudicator, Workshop Theatre

Volunteer, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Former Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance

  • Assentio Mentium Scholarship in Law
  • Margaret and Robert Montgomery Law Scholarship
  • Maclean (Mac) Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Brisco Scholarship
  • Student Legal Assistance – First Year Volunteer Award
  • Edward R. Murrow Award for her role in the coverage of the 2013 Calgary Floods
Andrea MacLean

Andrea was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. In 2017, Andrea obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, where she achieved Dean’s List standing. Andrea was called to the Alberta Bar in 2018 and she joined JSS Barristers as an associate in 2019.

Andrea has experience in many areas of litigation, including corporate and commercial disputes, personal injury, debt claims and defamation. She has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Alberta Provincial Court and the Alberta Securities Commission.

During her free time, Andrea enjoys traveling, dancing, playing squash, and going on hiking and camping adventures in the mountains with her husband and labradoodle dog.


Experience

While obtaining her law degree, Andrea clerked at the Provincial Court of Alberta, volunteered with Student Legal Assistance, and competed in the Alberta Court of Appeal Moot.

Before diving into her law adventures, Andrea obtained a Theatre Studies (Acting) diploma from Red Deer College and a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University. She went on to work as a journalist in Calgary for several years and was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for her role in the coverage of the 2013 Calgary Floods.


Publications

"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 4]: Force Majeure Notice Requirements"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 24, 2020
Co-Author (with Geoffrey Boddy)

"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 1]: Overview"

JSS Barristers.ca, April 1, 2020
Co-Author (with Bryan C. Duguid QC, FCIArb)

"People Always Told Me, Be Careful What You Do: Wills and Dependency Legislation"

LawNow, 2017

"Alberta Judges Can Refer to Informal Settlement Offers"

The Lawyers Weekly, 2015

"Third Party Claims in Construction Disputes"

CBA Construction Law Section, October 2019
Co-Author (with Ryan Phillips and Geoff Boddy)


Speaking Engagements

2019 CBA Construction Law Meeting Presenter