FACL Western endorses candidate for Alberta Bencher: Stacy Petriuk

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Western encourages all its members to vote in the upcoming Law Society of Alberta Bencher elections to be held on November 15 2017.  For complete details about the election, please visit: https://www.lawsociety.ab.ca/about-us/board-and-committees/2017-bencher-election/



FACL Western Candidate Endorsements for Bencher

FACL Western thanks the candidates who requested our endorsement and wish all of them the best in the final legs of their campaigns.  For details about FACL Westerns's Endorsement Policy, please CLICK HERE.

FACL is pleased to officially endorse Stacy Petriuk as a candidate in the upcoming Alberta bencher election.  We encourage all FACL Western members to vote for Stacy.  She has made significant contributions to our profession and the broader community, especially on the issues of access to justice, diversity, and equity.  We strongly believe that she will continue her demonstrated commitment to these principles if elected.  Please take the time to review her profile and platform below:


Stacy Petriuk

Managing Partner, JSS Barristers

Born and raised in Calgary, I attended the University of Calgary for my LL.B and the University of Cambridge for my LL.M. Immediately following my articles, I joined JSS Barristers as its fifth lawyer. Now, I am Managing Partner of over 30 lawyers. 

After hours, I enjoy baking, cooking, growing my own vegetables, the arts, skiing, urban hiking, hanging out with my husband and keeping up with my tween daughter. 

I would love the opportunity to serve my fellow lawyers and the legal profession as a Bencher. 



2001 Master of Law, University of Cambridge, England 

1996 Bachelor of Laws, University of Calgary, Alberta 

1991 Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, Ontario 



Professional Experience

1997 – present Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP I joined the firm in 1997 as its first associate and became a partner in 2004. I have been the Managing Partner since January 2015. My practice focuses exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on professional negligence defence work and commercial litigation. 

1996 – 1997 Parlee McLaws Articling Student 


Law Society of Alberta Committee Experience and Community Involvement

2014 – present Member of the Board of Directors of Calgary Arts Development 

2012 – 2014 Member of the Law Society of Alberta Continuing Competence Committee 

2010 – 2011 President of the Rosedale Playschool Society 

2001 – 2011 Member of the Southern Alberta Section of the Joint Canadian Bar Association/Law Society of Alberta Legislative Review Committee 

2002 – 2005 City of Calgary appointed member of the Calgary Region Arts Foundation 

2002 – 2004 Member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President Seminars 

I am a member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Women Lawyers, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society and the American Bar Association. 

I have presented at numerous seminars in Calgary and Edmonton on topics including: e-trials, e-discovery, drafting pleadings, and the Rules of Court. 


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