Laura Snowball was born and raised in Calgary. Her family arrived in Alberta at the turn of the last century. Prior to law school, she studied political science and French at the University of Calgary. Her legal studies took her to the University of Toronto, the Université de Sherbrooke (civil law in French) and, finally, the University of London (LLM in public law). She articled to Mr. Justice Mark R. MacGuigan at the Federal Court of Appeal.
Ms. Snowball was admitted to practice law in Alberta in 1990 and Ontario in 1992. She worked in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and Montreal, primarily in the fields of administrative law and constitutional law. She points to her appearance before the Supreme Court of Canada in 1992 to argue the Doucet-Boudreau language rights on behalf of the Commissioner of Official Languages as a career highlight. Before returning to Calgary in 2006, she was Special Counsel to Commissioner Gomery during the Ottawa-Montreal hearings and through to the release of the Final Report.
A one-time co-president of the Association of French Speaking Jurists of Alberta, Ms. Snowball joined the Ontario branch of the same organisation while in Ottawa and has maintained that association. As a sessional instructor at the University of Carleton in Ottawa, she taught constitutional law and administrative law.
Ms. Snowball returned to the practice of law in Calgary in March 2006. Her litigation practice includes general corporate commercial litigation, administrative, regulatory and constitutional law. Minority language rights remain near and dear to her heart. Ms. Snowball's legal services are available in both of Canada's Official Languages.
Ms. Laura C. Snowball
Barrister & Solicitor
104, 1240 Kensington Road NW
Telephone 1 : 403-619-9461
Fax : 403-351-1444
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories : Justice
Last Update : 2011-04-24