Education

B.A., Simon Fraser University, 2003
LL.B., University of Calgary, 2006


Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member-At-Large, Canadian Bar Association BC Aboriginal Section Executive


Community

Former Vice-Chair and member of Board of Directors, Green Calgary
Past Volunteer: West Coast LEAF, Sierra Legal Defence Fund (now Ecojustice), and the John Howard Society

Allison Russell

Barrister & Solicitor
"It can never be forgotten that discrimination is the antithesis of equality and that it is the recognition of equality which will foster the dignity of every individual." - Supreme Court of Canada in Vriend v. Alberta



Allison practices civil litigation with a focus on aboriginal and treaty rights, environmental and regulatory issues. She has appeared in all levels of Court in British Columbia, as well as the National Energy Board and British Columbia Utilities Commission, and has assisted clients in the Federal Courts and Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition, Allison advises First Nations in negotiations with government and industry regarding environmental assessments, natural resource development and Specific Claim settlements. She has extensively researched and advised on First Nations' water rights and international human rights law, including undergraduate study at the University of Ghana.

Allison is the managing senior associate of our Vancouver office.