Jason Lai, Associate
When you complete an undergrad degree in Commerce, it is only natural to start law school thinking you’re going to be a corporate lawyer. That all changed during my first moot court competition. Presenting my case, drawing on case law research to support my arguments and having to think fast on my feet opened my eyes to litigation and I haven’t looked back since. My major in accounting still comes in handy and taught me how to focus on the fine details and analyze large amounts of information.
As an Associate with CBM, I get the opportunity to work on a large variety of matters and I am assigned a range of responsibilities including research and Chambers motions. I have learned very quickly about the need to be organized and how to prioritize. Assisting more senior counsel on larger files has served as a great learning experience, and one which has helped develop the skills I will need to conduct my own files as I develop my own practice.
- Called to the Bar of Alberta – 2018
- University of Alberta: Juris Doctor (with Distinction) – 2017
- University of Alberta: Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) – 2014