Sandra Aigbinode is an associate in our Litigation Group in Calgary. She maintains a general corporate commercial litigation practice. She has extensive experience appearing before the Provincial Court of Alberta, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Provincial Court of Ontario, and the Superior Court of Ontario.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Sandra was a Crown Prosecutor with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service where she regularly attended court and conducted criminal trials and appeals of varying complexities. She also articled with the Crown Attorney’s Office in Ontario, and spent two summers working with the Civil Forfeiture Office of the Attorney General of Ontario.
Sandra is a contributor to the firm’s class actions blog. She also volunteers with the Pro Bono Students Canada Dare to Dream Project, which delivers a mock trial program to Siksika First Nation students. She is also a regular volunteer with the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, and the Queen’s Bench Amicus Project, which provide pro bono legal advice to unrepresented litigants in the Alberta courts.
Sandra obtained her BCL and LLB from the McGill University Faculty of Law. During law school, she was the Class President for two years, and the Director of the Innocence McGill Legal Clinic. She was also a founding executive member of the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution. She was the recipient of numerous awards, and was inducted into the McGill Scarlet Key Society. She also completed an exchange program at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Sandra is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Calgary Bar Association, the Association of Women Lawyers, the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and a member-at-large for the Advocates' Society Commercial Litigation Practice Group.