Leah Staples

Leah Staples: Attorney with Oykhman Criminal Defence Law

Biography

I am an Associate at a full service Criminal Defence law firm in Calgary. I am in court on a daily basis, and have experience providing high quality and compassionate legal services to people in conflict with the law. I articled with Legal Aid Ontario in Kingston, Ontario, and was a clinical student at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service in Halifax, Nova Scotia.I am a member of the following organizations and have attended the following conferences:Active Member of the Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers' AssociationActive Member of the Canadian Prison Law AssociationActive Member of the Calgary Bar AssociationActive Member of the Law Society of Upper CanadaCriminal Lawyers Association Conference – 2nd Annual Women in Criminal Law ConferenceI obtained a Juris Doctor of Law from Dalhousie University in 2015 with the following distinctions:Judge Fran Potts Award for Commitment to Public ServiceDawn Russell Community Commitment Discretionary AwardI obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree (With Distinction) in 2011 with a Double Major in Sociology (Social Justice Concentration, Co-operative Education Designation) and Women's Studies from the University of Victoria with the following awards:Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle ScholarshipStudents for Development Grant, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)We have five experienced and well known Criminal Defence Lawyers in our office who are committed to providing comprehensive legal services to our clients. Beyond my legal skills and experience, my undergraduate degree has equipped me with invaluable communication skills, and the ability to see the complexities involved when people come in conflict in the law. I firmly believe that you are more than your charge, and know that facing a criminal charge can be an extremely stressful experience. I will work with you to create a plan of action, providing you with some peace of mind as well as your best defence.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Criminal Defence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780-244-5800  Phone
www.oykhmancriminaldefence.com
Mailing Address:
Ledgeview Building, Suite 410, 9707 110 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9
University Attended:
University of Victoria, B.A., Sociology and Women's Studies, with distinction, 2011
Law School Attended:
Dalhouise University, J.D., 2015
Year of First admission:
2015
Admission:
2015, Calgary
Memberships:
Active Member of the Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers' AssociationActive Member of the Canadian Prison Law AssociationActive Member of the Calgary Bar Association.
ISLN:
924671950

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