2019

Alberta

2018

University of Calgary, JD

2009

University of Calgary, BA

Calgary Bar Association

Advocates Society 

Canadian Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association
Member - Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee
(2022 to present)

Calgary Legal Guidance
Volunteer
(2019 - present)

Pro Bono Law Alberta
Volunteer - Civil Claims Duty Counsel
(2018 - present)
Volunteer - Queen's Bench Amicus
(2018 to present)

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
Member - Board of Directors
(2018 - present)

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller has a civil litigation practice that focuses on employment, shareholder, environmental and regulatory disputes. She has successfully represented clients in the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench, the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. She has also represented clients before regulatory tribunals.

Sarah has a passion for the rule of law and procedural fairness. She has acted as counsel for clients faced with immeasurable odds against the government, multinational corporations, employers, and banks. A tireless advocate for the “little guy”, Sarah strives to ensure that power differentials faced in life are balanced out in the courtroom. She has represented clients in many high-profile regulatory matters and is experienced at responding to media inquiries and managing the public relations side of litigation. Sarah also advises large organizations and corporate entities to streamline litigation and conducts efficient, cost-effective litigation.

Education

Sarah is a fourth generation, rural Albertan. She obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary. After graduation she articled at a global law firm in Calgary, prior to joining JSS Barristers as an Associate in 2019. Additionally, Sarah has a breadth of legal experience, previously working in criminal prosecutions and in-house with both a public institution and a large energy company.

Community

During law school, Sarah successfully participated in the Alberta Court of Appeal Moot and the Western MacIntyre Cup Moot. Sarah was a caseworker with Student Legal Assistance, gaining litigation experience in criminal, civil and family matters. She also practiced poverty law and wrongful convictions in two clinical courses, was a program coordinator with Pro Bono Students Canada, and was involved with the Society of Law Students and the Calgary Bar Association.

In August 2022, Sarah was elected to the Canadian Bar Association's Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee for the 2022-2024 term.

Personal

Sarah's passions are community and health. In her spare time, Sarah sits on the board of the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation and enjoys amateur gardening, running, cult podcasts, and hot yoga.

Publications

"Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace"
JSSBarristers.ca, July 22, 2021
Co-author (with Erin J. Baker)

"SPECIAL EDITION Rules Newsletter No. 3 (May 2020)"

JSSBarristers.ca, May 6, 2020
Co-Author (with Glenn Solomon QC, FCIArb & Daniel Gryba)

"SPECIAL EDITION Rules Newsletter No. 2 (April 2020)"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 15, 2020
Co-Author (with Glenn Solomon QC, FCIArb & Daniel Gryba)

"SPECIAL EDITION Rules Newsletter No. 1 (April 2020)"

JSSBarristers.ca, April 1, 2020
Co-Author (with Glenn Solomon QC, FCIArb & Daniel Gryba)

Media Coverage

Interviewee
"Alberta Law Experts Weigh In on Coutts Border Blockade"
Global News, February 2, 2022

Interviewee
"Alberta Hits Brakes on Traffic Court Changes"
The Lawyer's Daily, January 28, 2022

Interviewee
"Probation Order in Alberta COVID-19 Protest Case Raising Free Speech Concerns"
The Lawyer's Daily, October 20, 2021

Interviewee
"Changes Could Be On the Way for Fighting Traffic Violations in Alberta", Global News (https://globalnews.ca/news/8494169/alberta-traffic-courts-changes-justice-access/), January 6, 2022

Interviewee
"Vaccine Rights", CBC Calgary News at 11 (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1934312515662), August 17, 2021

Interviewee
"Union wants meat processors to receive vaccines", CTV News Calgary (https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2127637), January 27, 2021

Presentations

Presenter
"Vaccines in the Workplace", Association of Community Services, Webinar, October 5, 2021