Allison Conway

Allison Conway

Lawyer - Budden & Associates

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Civil Litigation Access to Justice Administrative Law

Like many law students, Allison was eager to get any job after graduating law school. She spent endless hours cold calling and interviewing to find anything that would fit. Allison did find an articling job that fit, at Budden & Associates in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, but she could not have foreseen what a perfect fit it would be.
Gilliana (Jill) Shiskin

Gilliana (Jill) Shiskin

Lawyer/Sole Practitioner/“Partner” - Craig Hooker Shiskin Criminal Defence

Calgary, Alberta
Criminal Law

When Jill Shiskin was in law school, if you’d told her she would become a happy and successful criminal lawyer, she never would have believed it. Jill entered law school in her late 30s with the goal of working in-house in oil & gas, or in employment and human rights law, or in regulatory law – or really in any area of law other than family or criminal law.
Kyla Lee

Kyla Lee

Lawyer - Acumen Law Corporation

Vancouver, British Columbia
Criminal Law

Does anyone remember what job Nancy Drew’s father had? What about the type of car he drove? Well, Kyla Lee’s passion for criminal law stemmed from her late nights reading Nancy Drew novels.
Tiana Knight

Tiana Knight

Lawyer/Founder - Knight Molloy Patrick LLP

Calgary, Alberta
Access to Justice

Average is not a word that describes Tiana Knight or her legal career. An avid mystery book reader from a young age, Tiana was hooked on the legal world early. At seven, she knew she wanted to be a lawyer.
Jaime Bell

Jaime Bell

Lawyer & Entrepreneur - Wild Coast Law

Courtenay, British Columbia

Some may say her law practice is unconventional, but Jaime thrives outside of the box. As a free-spirited entrepreneur and nature lover, Jaime makes the most of life by focusing her time on the community and the great outdoors.
Justin Wood

Justin Wood

Legal Counsel - Save on Foods

Langley, British Columbia
In-House

During his early working years, Justin had careers in IT and photography. As a photographer, he had the chance to travel to countries he had never heard of before. Although he knew it was not his life calling, it was exciting.