Leah Strand is an associate in our Litigation Group in Calgary. In 2021-22, Leah clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Justice Russell Brown. Prior to that, she clerked at the Court of Appeal of Alberta for the Honourable Justice Kevin Feehan.
Leah maintains a general corporate/commercial practice and also has a keen interest in public law, class actions, and appellate litigation. She has assisted with actions at all levels of court in Alberta, the superior courts of British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, and various tribunals.
She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with Great Distinction) at the University of Lethbridge and received her JD from the University of Alberta. She was elected the Class of 2019 Valedictorian and awarded the silver medal for graduating second overall in her law class.
During her legal studies, Leah competed in moots at the regional, national, and international level. She was a member of the winning Gale Cup Moot team in 2019 and awarded the Dickson Medal for Top Oralist in the Finals. She went on to represent Canada in the 2019 Commonwealth Law Moot in Zambia, where her team won the competition and Leah was named Best Mooter in the Finals.
She also served as an Editorial Board Member for the Alberta Law Review, volunteered with Student Legal Services, and co-captained the women’s law hockey team (Swift Justice).