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Sameera Sereda

MANAGING PARTNER

SAMEERA SEREDA is one of Canada’s most respected voices in legal talent management. A former practicing lawyer and highly sought-after speaker, author, and strategic advisor, Sameera has combined her skills, expertise, and her extensive knowledge of the legal and business community to become the
legal recruiter of choice in the Canadian market.

As Managing Partner and Chair, In-House Counsel Division, Sameera is deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive legal profession. Her greatest expertise is in providing creative and innovative talent management solutions to law firms and legal departments while focusing on building strong
long-term relationships with both clients and candidates. Sameera’s  charismatic and approachable style, as well as her commitment to a strong ethical framework, contributes to her status as a trusted advisor and mentor, both externally and within The Counsel Network.

Sameera has dedicated much of her career to nurturing and promoting women lawyers. She is the Chair of Women in Law Leadership, a Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation dedicated to the celebration, education, and advancement of women lawyers, and the co-founder of the Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards. She is deeply passionate about giving back to the community  as evidenced by her many years of volunteering with the Canadian Bar Association, the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society, the Association of Women Lawyers, and the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Alberta.

Sameera often presents to firms and companies on recruitment and retention issues and advises lawyers on career management. She has also taught various courses in business law, business communications, and effective writing, and  has facilitated numerous workshops in the areas of media training, strategic planning, and marketing. Sameera is a qualified diversity trainer and  administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, as well as certified  to deliver conflict resolution training.

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