University of Alberta, Juris Doctor (With Distinction)


Queens University, BA (Honours)

Law Society of Alberta

Canadian Bar Association

The Advocates' Society

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Western Chapter

Kaila is an active volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance, Pro Bono Law Alberta, and the Women's Centre of Calgary.

Kaila Eadie

Kaila Eadie is an Associate at JSS Barristers. Her practice spans most areas of civil litigation, with a focus on corporate and commercial disputes, employment matters, professional negligence claims, and insolvency and restructuring.

Kaila joined JSS Barristers as an Articling Student in 2016 and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2017. She regularly represents clients before both the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court, including at trial. She has also successfully appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada, and in mediations and international commercial arbitrations.


Kaila obtained her JD from the University of Alberta, with distinction, in 2016. While in law school, Kaila worked as a research assistant for Professor Bruce Ziff, while also competing nationally in the University of Alberta's Competitive Moot Program. Additionally, Kaila worked as a summer student at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, where she honed her advocacy skills by assisting clients with employment, landlord/tenant, and social benefit issues at Provincial Court, as well as before administrative tribunals.

Prior to law school, Kaila obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University. At Queen’s, Kaila was active in the arts community, where she sat on the Executive Committee for the Exposure Arts Festival and wrote and edited short films as part of the Queen's University Focus Film Festival.


Kaila is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates' Society, and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. Further, she is an active volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance, Pro Bono Law Alberta, and the Women’s Centre of Calgary.


In her spare time, Kaila enjoys watercolour and acrylic painting, and spending time in the mountains.


"The Maple Leaf Foods Decision (or "The Judgement to Sink the Sub)"

The Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2021, The Honourable Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald, ed. - 2021
Co-Author (with Carsten Jensen QC, FCIArb; Laura Warner & Dan Mills)

"Rabobank International v. Stout & Company: Auditors' Negligence Claims Remain Challenging Post-Livent"

The Advocates' Quarterly, Vol. 51, 2020
Co-Author (with Carsten Jensen QC, FCIArb & Laura Warner)

"Contractual Interpretations and the 'Surrounding Circumstances' - Six Years After Sattva"
JSSBarristers.ca, June 9, 2020
Co-Author (with Ryan Phillips)

"Vanquisher or Vanquished? Insolvency Law's Power to End Contracts"
JSSBarristers.ca, May 14, 2020
Co-Author (with Christa Nicholson)

"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 7]: Contract Law Meets Insolvency Law - Some Strategic Considerations"

JSSBarristers.ca, May 14, 2020
Co-Author (with Christa Nicholson)

"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 6]: The Principles of Causation"

JSSBarristers.ca, May 7, 2020
Co-Author (with Geoffrey Boddy)

"Tort Liability in a COVID World, Part 3: Government Oversight of the Cargill Beef Plant"

JSSBarristers.ca, May 5, 2020
Co-Author (with Laura Warner)

"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 3]: Interpreting Force Majeure Clauses"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 16, 2020
Co-Author (with Bryan C. Duguid QC, FCIArb)

"Tort Liability in a COVID World, Part 1: The Principles of Negligence in a COVID World"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 7, 2020
Co-Author (with Laura Warner & Sarah Bernamoff)

Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter (with Andrew Wilson)
"Managing Civil Litigation Matters During COVID-19", Legal Education Society of Alberta, (Webinar), May 12, 2020

Co-Presenter (with Christa Nicholson)
"SCC Redwater Decision - what you need to know", Wake Up with JSS Barristers - Speaker Series, March 7, 2019