Chelsea is an experienced paralegal who has worked predominantly in family law since she earned her Paralegal Diploma in 2014.
A self-proclaimed lover of learning, Chelsea has made it her mission to familiarize herself with as many legal fields as possible throughout the course of the last eight years, gaining experience in civil litigation, corporate law, wills and estates, and criminal prosecution.
Prior to moving to Edmonton late last year, Chelsea worked at a private law firm as well as the Crown Prosecutor’s Office in Grande Prairie. Her experiences have allowed her to gain an intimate understanding of the intricacies of various branches within the Canadian legal system and how to navigate them. As such, Chelsea is comfortable with legal matters that transverse different areas of law.
While working in family law, Chelsea has taken on many senior level responsibilities within individual practice and within a firm setting, such as the drafting of pleadings and training of junior assistants in court procedures, rules of court, and the drafting of legal documents; she is just as happy to mentor as she is to learn. She is a computer wiz who constantly strives to make legal practices more efficient and accessible through the use of technology.
Chelsea thoroughly enjoys working with clients and considers them hers just as much as they are the lawyers’ they have retained. She strives to form professional and friendly relationships with clients wherein they know they can rely on her for their legal needs. She prides herself on her friendly, funny, and helpful personality and hopes that clients can walk away feeling heard and happy with the service they have received.
Chelsea recently earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in history last year. When not working her “day job”, Chelsea is a historical researcher currently aiding in the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s Missing Children and Unmarked Burials project. The project is very dear to her and she is incredibly proud to be a part of it.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys the perks of living in a big city again, namely trying new places to eat and buying plants she doesn’t need. She is fluent in French and English, a little rusty in Spanish, and her goal is to learn another language some time in the future. She and her husband are expecting their first child in April, 2022 and Chelsea has been spending much of her free time unsuccessfully learning how to knit baby hats.