2003

Alberta

2016

University of Calgary, MBA

2002

University of Calgary, LL.B

2002

University of Calgary, BA

Sessional Instructor

University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business

Calgary Arts Development Board Member

University of Calgary Faculty of Law Admissions Committee Member

University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Admissions Interviewer

Pro Bono Law Alberta volunteer lawyer

CPLED Evaluator

Practice Judge for University of Calgary Faculty of Law Moot Teams

Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition Judge

Member of the Legal Archives Society of Alberta Board of Directors

Advisor to the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Advocacy & Policy Committee

2021 - 2022

Benchmark Litigation
Litigation Star

2020

The Advocates' Society
Excellence in Mentoring (Alberta)

2019 - 2020

Benchmark Litigation
Future Star

2020

Lexpert
Commercial Litigation
Lawyer to Watch

2019

Benchmark Litigation
40 & Under Hotlist

Oliver Ho

Born and raised in Calgary, Oliver Ho is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He was conferred his B.A. and LL.B. concurrently in 2002, and his MBA in 2016.

In 2019, Oliver was one of only 15 Canadians to be selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 40 and Under Hot List, and, in 2020, was ranked by Lexpert as a Lawyer to Watch.

Career in Corporate and Commercial Litigation

After articling and working as an Associate with a large national firm, Oliver joined JSS Barristers, with whom he has worked since 2004. During his years in practice, Oliver has had the opportunity to defend physicians and now advances professional negligence claims. In addition, significant portions of Oliver's practice include corporate and commercial litigation, administrative law including securities hearings, and class action lawsuits. Oliver has worked extensively with and for clients of all sizes from individuals, private companies and public companies with international operations. Oliver has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Oliver adopts a pragmatic approach to resolving clients' disputes and has assisted hundreds of clients in finding effective solutions.

Awards and Recognitions

In July of 2017, Oliver was featured in the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers’ Spotlight Series which features inspiring Asian Canadian lawyers. In 2019, Oliver was selected as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada; later that same year, Oliver was also selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 40 and Under Hot List representing law firm partners aged 40 and under who are among the top litigators in the U.S. and Canada. In 2020, Oliver was ranked by Lexpert as a Lawyer to Watch, and also awarded the Alberta Excellence in Mentoring Award by The Advocates' Society. Oliver believes strongly in mentorship and sits on the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch, Mentorship Taskforce.

Community

Oliver served four years (2002-2005) as an elected member of the Senate of the University of Calgary and was a member of the selection committee for the first Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He has also been a regular interviewer facilitating the admissions process for the medical school at the University of Calgary and was on the Admissions Committee for the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Additionally, Oliver is also a Board Member of the Legal Archives Society of Alberta, is an Advisor to the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Western, and a Board Member of Calgary Arts Development, the City of Calgary’s designated arts development authority.

Oliver has been a volunteer judge for various University of Calgary Faculty of Law moot teams, is a volunteer judge and evaluator for the CPLED articling program, a coach for various high school debate teams, and a judge for the Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition and has been a sessional instructor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Personal

Having competed for the University of Calgary as a member of the varsity track & field team, Oliver has continued to fulfill his interest in athletics by competing in triathlons and marathons. Oliver is also an accomplished musician having been recognized in national and international competitions. Oliver's ensembles have released a number of albums and have performed concert tours on five continents. Presently, Oliver sings and plays keyboard for the firm's band, The Advo-Cats, who have recorded no albums and have performed on only one continent.

Publications 

"Virtual Witnessing of Estate Documents"
JSSBarristers.ca, June 11, 2020
Author

"The New Tort on the Block: Publicity Placing a Person in False Light"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 9. 2020
Author

"Social Distancing and Executing Documents with Electronic Signatures"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 2, 2020 (updated June 11, 2020)
Author

"Data Breach and Privacy Class Actions"

Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Civil Litigation Subsection, June 24, 2019.
Author

"Anton Piller Orders; an Extraordinary Remedy, and Role of the Independent Supervising Solicitor"

Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Civil Litigation Subsection, November 27, 2018; and Civil Litigation (North) Subsection, Edmonton, Alberta, (scheduled for September 17, 2019).
Author

"Hide and Seek - Latent and Patent Defects"

Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 12, 2018.
Author

"Law Firm Mergers Among Canadian Law Firms; The Effect on Lawyer Retention"

Thesis for the University of Calgary, September 7, 2016.
Author

"Latent and Patent Defects"

Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, September 9, 2015.
Author

"CCAA Primer - Staying Involved When Your Client Needs It Most"

client presentation, March 11, 2015.
Author

"Preparing for Trial under the New Rules of Court"

Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Personal Injury (South) Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 6, 2011.
Author

"Comparison of Sections of Old Rules of Court and New Rules of Court"

Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Civil Litigation (North) Subsection, Edmonton, Alberta, November 15, 2011.
Author

"Expropriation Handbook, Regarding: Expropriation Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-13"

Author

"Proving Causation in Medical Negligence Cases"

Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, December 2007.
Author

"Bill 44 - Personal Information Protection Act, Alberta's Private Sector Privacy Legislation: The Impact on Your Business".

Co-Author (with John Ramsay QC)

"The Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Procedure and Decisions".

Co-Author (with Clark Roberts)

"Submissions Regarding the Development of Providing Sector Privacy Legislation".

Alberta Privacy Legislation Working Group
Author on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association

"Alberta, Personal Information Protection Act, a Summary and Comparisons to PIPEDA".

Author

"British Columbia, Personal Information Protection Act, a Summary and Comparison to PIPEDA"

Contributor

"Personal Information Protection Act, a Comparison Between Alberta's and British Columbia's Privacy Legislation".

Author

Speaking Engagements 

Panelist
Equity, Diversity  & Inclusion Committee Virtual Coffee Series”, CBA Alberta Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, October 12, 2021

Panelist
Retention After Recruit”, University of Calgary Society of Law Students EDI Event, May 26, 2021

Interviewee
"Difference between health requirements and recommendations causing confusion", CTV News Calgary, (https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/difference-between-health-requirements-and-recommendations-causing-confusion-1.4990866), June 18, 2020

Interviewee
"COVID -19: Get ready for a wave of post-pandemic lawsuits, Alberta lawyers say", Edmonton Journal, (https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/covid-19-get-ready-for-a-wave-of-post-pandemic-lawsuits-alberta-lawyers-say/), April 27, 2020

Presenter
"Data Breach and Privacy Class Actions", for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Civil Litigation Subsection, June 24, 2019.

Presenter
"Anton Piller Orders; an Extraordinary Remedy, and Role of the Independent Supervising Solicitor", for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Civil Litigation Subsection, November 27, 2018; and Civil Litigation (North) Subsection, Edmonton, Alberta, (scheduled for September 17, 2019).

Presenter
"Hide and Seek - Latent and Patent Defects", for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 12, 2018.

Presenter
"Law Firm Mergers Among Canadian Law Firms; The Effect on Lawyer Retention", a Thesis for the University of Calgary, September 7, 2016.

Presenter
"Latent and Patent Defects", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, September 9, 2015.

Presenter
"CCAA Primer - Staying Involved When Your Client Needs It Most", for client presentation, March 11, 2015.

Presenter
"Preparing for Trial under the New Rules of Court", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Personal Injury (South) Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 6, 2011.

Presenter
"Comparison of Sections of Old Rules of Court and New Rules of Court", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Civil Litigation (North) Subsection, Edmonton, Alberta, November 15, 2011.

Presenter
"Proving Causation in Medical Negligence Cases", for the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, December 2007.

何明奥

何明奥在卡尔加里出生长大,毕业于卡尔加里大学。何律师于 2002 年获得文学学士学位的同时获得了法学学士学位,随后于 2016 年获得工商管理硕士学位。

何律师在一家大型全国律师事务所实习并工作几年后加入了 JSS Barristers,至今已在此工作十余年。何律师在执业期间曾多次为医师辩护,如今在职业过失纠纷领域亦有所专长。此外,何律师的主要执业领域还包括公司和商业诉讼(包括建筑和房地产诉讼、破产重组等)、行政法(包括证券听证)以及集体诉讼。何律师曾为各种规模的客户提供专业咨询服务,从个人到拥有国际业务的公司。何律师也曾代表众多客户处理在阿尔伯塔的各级法院和英属哥伦比亚省最高法院提起的诉讼,持续为客户提供有效且高效的解决方案。

何律师曾当选为卡尔加里大学参议员,任期四年(2002 年至 2005 年),并曾是卡尔加里大学兽医系首位院长选拔委员会的一员。他还曾担任卡尔加里大学医学院招生程序的常任面试官,并曾就职于卡尔加里大学法律系的招生委员会。此外,何律师目前还同时担任阿尔伯塔法律档案协会的董事会成员、加拿大亚裔律师联合会(西部分会)的顾问和卡尔加里艺术发展局(卡尔加里市的指定艺术发展机构)的董事会成员。

何律师曾担任卡尔加里大学法学院模拟法庭的志愿法官,目前是 CPLED 实习项目的志愿法官和评审员、多个高中辩论队的教练以及加拿大律师协会法律日庭审大赛的评委。

何律师还兼任卡尔加里大学 Haskayne 商学院的临时讲师。

作为一名校田径队队员,何律师曾代表卡尔加里大学参加比赛。何律师现在还会参加铁人三项和马拉松比赛,始终保持着自己对体育的热爱。此外,何律师还是一位颇有成就的音乐家,在各种全国和国际竞赛中都曾获得过奖项。何律师的乐团已发布多张专辑,并曾在五大洲的音乐会上巡演。何律师现在是本所乐队 The Advo-Cats 的主唱兼键盘手,该乐队目前尚未发行任何专辑,只在一个大洲表演过。

何律师的工作语言为英语和粤语。

志愿者工作

卡尔加里大学医学院的招生面试官

阿尔伯塔法律援助律师

CPLED 评审员

卡尔加里大学法学院模拟法庭的法官

加拿大法律协会法律日庭审竞赛的评委

阿尔伯塔法律档案协会的董事会成员

加拿大亚洲律师联盟协会的成员

卡尔加里青年歌手的董事会成员

 

主要执业领域

公司和商业诉讼

专业诉讼

遗嘱和遗产

个人伤害

留置权纠纷

房地产诉讼

职业准则和职业过失

破产和重组

养老金诉讼

行政法

 

语言

粤语

英语