2017

Alberta

2016

University of Alberta, Juris Doctor (With Distinction)

2012

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 is an associate at JSS Barristers. She joined the firm as an articling student in 2016, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2017.


Experience 

Kaila's experience spans most areas of civil litigation, including corporate and commercial disputes, employment matters, professional negligence claims, and insolvency and restructuring. She regularly represents clients before the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench, and has also appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Securities Commission, 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, and competed nationally in the University of Alberta's competitive mooting program. Kaila also worked as a summer student at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, where she honed her advocacy skills representing clients with employment, landlord/tenant, and social benefit issues at Provincial Court and before administrative tribunals.

Prior to law school, Kaila obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University. Kaila was active in the arts community at Queen's, where she sat on the executive committee for the Exposure Arts Festival. She also wrote and edited short films as part of the Queen's University Focus Film Festival, a guerilla-style filmmaking competition on campus.

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. 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 out in the mountains.


Publications

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