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Sameera Sereda

MANAGING PARTNER

SAMEERA SEREDA is the most successful legal recruiter in Alberta, and when she talks, the market listens. As Managing Partner of our Prairies Division, Sameera is highly regarded in her field as she provides superior strategic advice that is insightful, dynamic and cutting edge. Her ability to hear and understand client and candidate needs coupled with her extensive knowledge of the legal market has led her to become the recruiter of choice in the market among law firms and corporations alike.

Sameera’s charismatic and approachable style contributes to her status as a trusted advisor and mentor, both externally and within The Counsel Network. Her greatest expertise revolves around partner placements, firm mergers, succession planning and change management in addition to recruitment and retention of top legal talent. She is passionate about helping people change their lives and giving back to the legal community as is evidenced by her many years of volunteering with the Canadian Bar Association, the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society, and the Association of Women Lawyers, as well as her numerous speaking engagements at various conferences and seminars.

Sameera is also passionate about equality and diversity issues, and is a qualified diversity trainer and administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is also certified to deliver mediation and conflict resolution training.

Sameera has dedicated much of her career to nurturing and promoting women lawyers. After a number of years advising and mentoring her peers on how to reach their full career potential, she co-founded the Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards in 2011. These awards are presented annually to members of the Alberta legal profession in recognition of their outstanding dedication, creativity, initiative, achievement and contribution to the community, profession, legal scholarship and pro bono activities.

CALGARY

EDUCATION

Called to the Law Society
of Alberta, 1998

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.),
University of Calgary, 1997

Public Relations Diploma,
Mount Royal University, 1994

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
McGill University, 1992

ASSOCIATIONS

Alberta Law Conference, Co-Chair Sponsorship

Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society, Board Member

Association of Women Lawyers, Board Member

Canadian Bar Association, Provincial and National Council, Membership Committee

Canadian Legal Conference, Co-Chair Sponsorship

Retention of Women in Law, Working Group

Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards, Co-Founder

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Alberta Law Conference, Panel Chair

Association of General Counsel, Guest Speaker

Canadian Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Speaker

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, National Conference Speaker, Spring Training Boot Camp Speaker

Federated Press, Managing an Effective Law Department Speaker

In-House Counsel Network, Speaker

University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Speaker

Women in Law Conference, Keynote Speaker