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Christine has been an invaluable member of the LESA team since 2010. She began her work with LESA as the Associate Director for Educational Resources, moved to Counsel in 2014, and served as our Executive Director since May of 2018. Now, Christine continues her excellent service to LESA in the role of Executive Director.
Christine graduated with distinction in 2003 with a Bachelor of Commerce followed by her Bachelor of Laws in 2006, both from the University of Alberta. She then earned her Masters of Law from Columbia University in 2010 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Throughout Christine’s tenure at LESA she has consistently brought a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership. She has the unique ability to understand the needs of LESA clients, the legal community, and the LESA team.
When we asked Christine what she enjoys most about working at LESA, she responded, “Most of all I love the people that I work with. I love our highly collaborative work environment – it makes it so easy to come to work each day! I enjoy keeping up to date on the law and working with our staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the legal profession is receiving the programs and resources they need to keep up-to-date and ensure they are competently serving the public.” She was also quick to note her favourite thing that we’ve done together as a team was play combat archery as a team building exercise.
As a wife and mother of 2, Christine has plenty to keep her busy outside of the office. She enjoys baking, relaxing with a good book, and watching her kids at the pool and the arena.
LESA (Legal Education Society of Alberta) has decades of experience providing top-notch continuing legal education and professional development for Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. LESA delivers webinars, livestream programs, and in-person programs, as well as a variety of educational resources, including on-demand programs, papers, and publications.
Supported by hundreds of loyal volunteers and dedicated professionals, we continue to develop innovative, future-focused education programs and resources to ensure that our continuing legal education offerings are second to none.
Have you heard about our all-new LESA Library? This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Click “LESA Library” at the top of your screen for details.
Thank you to our Board of Directors and Advisory Council members. We greatly appreciate your dedication of time as well as your wisdom, guidance, and support. To peruse the list of current and past members is to meet many of the outstanding leaders of the Alberta legal community.
Board of Directors
Chair: Michelle Gallagher KC | Patriot Law Group
Vice-Chair: Rachel Hopf | MMH Lawyers LLP
Treasurer: Evan Clarke | Kahane Law Office
Thomas Bradley | Bucephalus Consulting
Sarah Dargatz | Latitude Family Law LLP
Dr. Cosette Lemelin | Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Alberta
Gulu Punia | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Jean-Pascal Siewe | Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Nazrina Umarji | College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Dr. Kellinde Wrightson | University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
Alexander Yiu | Ackroyd Law LLP
Chief Justice R. Khullar | Court of Appeal Alberta
Justice S.D. Hillier | Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Judge A.J. Brown | Provincial Court of Alberta
Prof. Catherine A. Brown | University of Calgary
Ted Feehan KC | Duncan Craig LLP (Appointed by the Law Society of Alberta)
Sarah V. Coderre | Bow River Law LLP (Appointed by the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch)
Prof. Anna Lund | University of Alberta