In law school, Jordan focused her studies exclusively on criminal law, successfully completing courses such as Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Law, Sentencing, the Law of Bail, Advanced Criminal Trial Advocacy and Constitutional Litigation. In 2018, Jordan was one of two winners of the Coughlin Criminal Law Moot held at the University of Alberta. In 2019, she participated in the Western Canada Criminal Trial Advocacy Moot (the MacIntyre Cup), where she competed against students from law schools across western Canada.
Prioritizing access to justice is important to Jordan, and she dedicated much of her time in law school to organizations like Student Legal Services, where she acted as a day leader, summer caseworker, and Criminal Project coordinator. She was also involved with the University of Alberta’s chapter of OUTLaw, an organization directed at serving and aiding LGBTQ+ law students and allies.
Jordan completed her articles at Dawson, Duckett, Garcia & Johnson, and joined the firm as an associate in 2021. During her articles, she had the opportunity to work on a number of files, including assisting on serious charges like sexual assault and murder. She has experience defending individuals charged with offences under the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and the Traffic Safety Act. She also has experience dealing with administrative penalties under SafeRoads Alberta.
Jordan firmly believes that everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence, and to zealous representation in court. She is happy to meet with you to discuss any charges you may be facing and can be reached by contacting the firm’s Edmonton office, or by emailing [email protected].
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