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Bar Admission

Alberta, 2020

Leah Strand is an associate in our Litigation Group in Calgary where she maintains a general corporate commercial litigation practice. 

Prior to articling with McCarthy Tétrault, Leah clerked at the Court of Appeal of Alberta for the Honourable Mr. Justice Kevin Feehan.

Leah completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with Great Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge and received her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta. She was elected the Class of 2019 Valedictorian and awarded the George Bligh O’Connor Silver Medal in Law for finishing second overall in her graduating class. 

During law school, Leah participated in moot competitions at the national and international level. She was a member of the winning Gale Cup Moot team in 2019, receiving a Dickson Medal for Top Oralist. She went on to successfully represent Canada in the 2019 Commonwealth Law Moot in Zambia, where she was named Best Mooter in the Finals. Leah also volunteered as a supervisor with Student Legal Services of Edmonton, served as an Editorial Board Member for the Alberta Law Review, and co-captained the women’s law hockey team, Swift Justice.

Leah regularly volunteers with the Firm’s pro bono initiatives, including providing free legal advice to unrepresented litigants in the Alberta courts through the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project and the Queen’s Bench Amicus Project. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Calgary Bar Association.