Thompson Rivers University


University of Calgary, B.Comm

Association of Women Lawyers in Calgary (AWL)

South Asian Bar Association - Calgary (SABA - Calgary)

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)

Community Legal Clinic
TRU Faculty of Law

ProBono Students Canada
Justice BC

Calgary Youth Justice Committee
Committee Volunteer
(2017 - 2018)

University of Calgary Tax Program
Team Lead
(2014 - 2016)


Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot
Best Factum - Appellant

Ripple Kaila

Ripple Kaila is an Associate at JSS Barristers and a graduate from Thompson Rivers University, making her a first generation lawyer in her family


Ripple joins JSS after summering and articling at a national firm. She has also summered with a national grocery retailer on their legal real estate team.


During law school, Ripple was active in numerous access to justice programs, including the Community Legal Clinic in Kamloops, BC, and ProBono Students Canada, also in BC.

Ripple graduated from Thompson Rivers University’s Faculty of Law on the Dean’s List in the winter of 2021. That same semester, her team won the Best Factum Award at the Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot, Canada first competitive moot on taxation.

Prior to law school, Ripple graduated from the Haskayne School of Business with a B.Comm in accounting. Ripple also worked at national oil and gas company in their accounting department throughout her undergrad.

Ripple is also part of the South Asian Bar Association - Calgary, Young Canadian Arbitration Practioners and Association of Womens Lawyer in Calgary.


Ripple was born in Punjab, immigrating to Canada in 2009, and can speak, read and write in both Punjabi and Hindi. In her spare time, she trains in powerlifting, having competed at Provincials so far. She hopes to progress to Westerns next year. Not surprisingly, she also enjoys cooking and finding new healthy recipes to stay on track with her fitness.

When she is not training, she also enjoys reading fiction and enjoying a leisurely hike.