This week, LESA is excited to welcome Alandra Jessup to the team! Alandra joins the LESA team as Staff Lawyer and will be assisting us with webinar planning and delivery. Part of her role includes identifying topics, learning outcomes, and recruiting subject matter experts for webinars. She will also host webinars and livestreamed in-person programs.
Alandra graduated from the University of Alberta – Faculty of Law in 2021 and completed her articles with MLT Aikins in Edmonton. She was called to the bar in June of 2022 and worked as an associate at MLT Aikins in their corporate/commercial group with a focus on tax law before joining LESA. Alandra’s organization and communication skills as well as her ability to think analytically will serve her well in her role as Staff Lawyer here at LESA. She also notes that she is eager to apply her past experiences volunteering with Alberta Law Review as well as working as a writing fellow in law school to her role at LESA. Her passion to pursue continuing education for herself (she is an avid Duolingo user!) can also be seen in her excitement to plan, host, and deliver quality continuing legal education programs for the Alberta legal profession.
When not at work, Alandra loves to spend her time cooking, playing board games, skiing, and spending time with loved ones (including her new puppy and two cats). She also enjoys gardening and hopes to one day explore the canning and preservation process. She has nearly hit 200 days for French on her Duolingo app and hopes to one day be fluent in another language. Alandra’s eagerness to try new things and tackle a challenge will serve her well in her role her at LESA as we are always seeking new and innovative ideas in order to continue to provide top-notch programs and resources for Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. We couldn’t be happier to have Alandra on board, and invite you to help us give her a warm welcome when you see her at your next webinar or livestreamed event.