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Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

Shazia Umer

Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

Shazia Umer

Shazia Umer

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Shazia Umer
Area of Practice: Personal Injury, Employment, and Family Law

Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2021, Shazia has practiced in personal injury, employment, and general commercial and civil litigation. She provides a disciplined approach to problem-solving by determining client motives and interests.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, and immigration. 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 four 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.

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