SHAZIA UMER

Principal LawyerΒ 

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

PROFILE

Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2021, Shazia has practiced in personal injury, employment, as well as general commercial and civil litigation. Her desire to find innovative ways to help those who are often overlooked is what inspired her to pursue a career in law. Motivated to provide client-centered services, she is eager to continually learn about the tools available to help clients in their pursuits. She provides a disciplined approach to problem-solving by determining client motives and interests.

LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY

Shazia enjoys engaging in discussions with her peers and learning more about civil litigation areas, including: serious personal injury, employment law and human rights, insurance, corporate/commercial disputes, immigration, and alternative dispute resolution. She also loves assisting folks in informal conflict resolution.

Her passion for making a difference and raising awareness about the challenges faced by internationally trained lawyers brought her to join like-minded people. In 2018, this group successfully launched the Global Lawyers of Canada (GLC) Edmonton Chapter. Despite no longer being a director in this non-profit organization, Shazia regularly answers the questions of internationally trained lawyers pursuing their legal profession in Canada. In addition, she has been assisting NCA students with their assigned courses for nearly three years.

Shazia is a Pro Bono Law Alberta volunteer and a fluent Urdu speaker. She spends her free time mingling with friends, cooking, keeping up with current events, and hiking with her small family via city trails.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Law – University of Punjab, Pakistan – 2001

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & History) – University of Punjab, Pakistan –1998

BAR LOCATION

Law Society of Alberta 2021 -2022

Member in Good Standing, Lahore Bar, Pakistan 2003 – Present

CREDENTIALS

Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association

Canadian Bar AssociationΒ  2019 – Present

Global Lawyers of Canada 2018 – Present