Elisa is a student-at-law in the McLennan Ross Edmonton office.
Elisa recently completed the Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, which prepares lawyers educated outside the country to enter Canada’s legal profession. She previously earned a Bachelor of Law from the Catholic University of Goiás in Brazil and is a graduate of the Legal Assistant Program at Grant MacEwan University.
While in law school, Elisa completed two legal internships — one in a courthouse assisting a criminal law clerk and another helping a judges’ assistant in the Public Treasury department. She was called to the bar in 2014 and worked for 11 months as an associate in a law firm that specializes in employment law.
Elisa’s professional experience includes working as a Corporate Paralegal at McLennan Ross. She deftly prepared and filed complex documents with the Alberta Corporate Registry, such as Articles of Incorporation, Change of Name and Articles of Dissolution, and worked closely with lawyers to prepare corporate contracts, agreements, and resolutions in general.
Elisa frequently donates her time to worthwhile projects and organizations. She is a member and former Director of the Brazilian Cultural Society of Edmonton and has previously volunteered with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Bissell Centre East.