Jenna Kirk: Attorney with Field Law
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  • 400 - 444 7 AVE SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0X8
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Biography

Jenna Kirk is a lawyer in our Calgary office practicing in the Labour and Employment Group, focusing on Business Immigration. She has experience in Business Immigration, Employment, Workplace Human Rights and Occupational Health and Safety.

Jenna has successfully helped individuals and employers with applications for admission to Canada as temporary residents and foreign workers, and with applications for permanent residence and citizenship. She also has experience with U.S. visa applications, waivers and NEXUS applications, as well as Canadian record suspension applications, applications based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and residency appeals. She has worked with clients all over the world to create and develop business and immigration opportunities.

With respect to employment law, Jenna has experience advising on a wide range of employment related matters including employment contracts and agreements, workplace policies and procedures, wrongful dismissal claims, discrimination, the duty to accommodate, discipline and termination. She has successfully helped employers and employees understand their legal rights and responsibilities under provincial employment standards and human rights legislation.

Prior to joining Field Law, she articled with a local boutique immigration law firm and worked in the areas of immigration and employment law for a large Canadian oil company. Jenna received her Bachelor of Science in Physics (2008) from Brandon University and her Juris Doctorate (2013) from the University of Calgary. Jenna was called to the Alberta Bar in 2014 and is an active member of the Alberta Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

In the community, Jenna is a Volunteer Lawyer for Student Legal Assistance, a community service program designed to offer legal information and representation to residents of the Calgary area who are otherwise unable to afford legal services.

Presentations

Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Jenna:

Labour and Employment: 2016 Year in Review Field Law Clients and Guests February - April 2017
Field Law: A Conversation with Northern Business Northern Business October 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review HR Professionals and Industry Professionals January - March 2016
Temporary Foreign Worker Program: How do the Latest Business Developments Impact your Business Industry Professionals December 2014
What Now & What Next? Making Sense of the Changes to Canada's Immigration System Industry Professionals November 2014
What Now & What Next? Making Sense of the Changes to Canada's Immigration System Industry Professionals November 2014
What Now & What Next? Making Sense of the Changes to Canada's Immigration System Industry Professionals October 2014

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Student Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyer 2013-Present
Student Legal Assistance Student Volunteer 2010-2012

Published Works

Articles

Taking the High Road: the Federal Framework and Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana Labour and Employment Alert April 2017
Recent Changes in Canadian Immigration Law and Policy Canada's Immigration & Citizenship Bulletin February 2017
Thinking of Immigrating to Canada? BIG News November 2016
An Update to our Latest Article on Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory BIG News September 2016
Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory BIG News September 2016
Alberta Minimum Wage Increases Affect All Foreign Workers, Especially Caregivers BIG News September 2016
Alberta's Minimum Wage is on the Rise Workwise (Labour and Employment Law) September 2016
State of the Nation: Canada's Immigration System 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory June 2016
Clarifying Irving: Can an Alberta Employer Implement a Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy in a Safety Sensitive Workplace? Labour and Employment Alert June 2016
Refugee Resettlement BIG News March 2016
Donald Drumpf - Good for Canadian Immigration BIG News March 2016
What's to Come BIG News March 2016
BIG Alert February 2016
Strengthened Rules Around Canadian Citizenship BIG News December 2015
Express Entry Review BIG News December 2015
New Job Bank January 31, 2016 BIG News December 2016

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Immigration
  • Labour and Employment
  • Workplace Human Rights
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8547  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
Brandon University,, B.S., 2008
Law School Attended:
University of Calgary, J.D., 2013
Year of First admission:
2014
Admission:
2017, Northwest Territories Bar; 2014, Alberta Bar
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Member 2013-Present
Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Law Section Member 2013-Present
Law Society of Alberta Member 2014-Present
Calgary Bar Association Member 2014-Present
Law Society of the Northwest Territories Member 2017-Present

ISLN:
922801397

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