Leigh grew up in Calgary, Alberta. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) from the University of Victoria in 2002. She returned to Calgary and worked as a youth and family counselor until 2004 when she left for Glasgow, Scotland to pursue a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights Law (LL.M.) at the University of Strathclyde.
Upon returning to Calgary, Leigh worked as a Policy Analyst, where she routinely presented her recommendations to MLA’s, MPs and wrote publications for a not-for-profit organization. As a policy analyst, she sat on several committees and boards, including the Child Poverty Committee and the Aboriginal Inclusiveness Committee. Leigh has also sat on the Board of the Women’s Centre of Calgary and worked as an Addictions Manager at a treatment facility in Calgary.
Leigh then moved to Saskatoon to attend law school at the University of Saskatchewan during which time she contributed volunteer time to Pro Bono Students Canada where she volunteered as a Cree Court Monitor in remote northern towns in Saskatchewan. She also worked as a summer law student in B.C. for the Ministry of Attorney General.
Leigh earned her Juris Doctor law degree (J.D.) in 2010 and then articled at a criminal defence firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she litigated in both Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench. She has been called to the Bar in both Manitoba and Alberta. Leigh happily returned to Calgary, AB and joined Soby Boyden Lenz LLP in 2011.
Leigh draws on her prior experience in litigation and also negotiating and resolving conflict as a family counselor to bring a balanced approach to the practice of family law. Her practice encompasses a wide range of family law matters including separation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, child custody and access, child and spousal support, surrogacy, international child abduction, and matrimonial property disputes.
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