- Pam L. Bell
- Elizabeth E. Stock
- Carey Leishman
- Enrique Dubon-Roberts
- Sierra Yanush
- Katrina A. Prah
PAM L. BELL
Pam L. Bell graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law in 1994. Called to the Bar in 1995, Pam has practiced her entire career exclusively in the area of family law; over 25 years.
Pam has experienced success at all levels of Court in Alberta. While skilled in the litigation arena, Pam recognizes the need for tailor-made solutions to achieve each client's unique goals. Trained in mediation and collaborative law, she brings a wide range of problem solving skills to each client she represents.
She is also now a trained Arbitrator, bringing her wealth of experience and varied skill set to this growing practice area.
Pam's clients can expect responsive, caring representation and counsel.
ELIZABETH E. STOCK
Elizabeth E. Stock completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1992. She graduated from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, in 1996.
Since being called to the Alberta Bar in 1997, Elizabeth has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law. She uses her experience and training in Collaborative Law and Mediation to assist clients to reach amicable resolutions. As an experienced litigator, Elizabeth will skillfully ensure her clients rights are protected, when needed.
Elizabeth has volunteered extensively and was named one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 in Avenue Magazine
Elizabeth cares about her clients.
Carey was told by many that 'she should be a lawyer when she grew up'. So, she did just that. Carey was raised in Calgary, Alberta taking both her Bachelor of Arts Degree, and later her Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of Calgary. After obtaining her Law Degree in 2010, Carey articled at a mid-size firm. Shortly thereafter Carey joined Bell and Stock as a young associate. It was there she discovered her love of family law. After spending the last 7 years practicing at another well-respected firm in Calgary, Carey has recently returned to Bell and Stock as a Partner, in a wonderful 'full circle' twist of fate.
Carey's love of family law is grounded in her belief that while separation and divorce is hard, it is possible to move through the process in a way that is respectful and positions the family to be successful going forward. Her common sense, straight forward approach allows her clients to understand their rights, the process, and their options in order to make the best possible decisions for themselves and their family. She is a tough advocate when necessary, but believes clients are best served when they are in control of the outcome. She is an adept advocate in all processes, including mediation, arbitration and Court in instances where a tough advocate is required. Carey also offers flat rate fees for certain steps in the process.
Carey has been actively involved with various organizations, speaking on a variety of legal topics, including:
• Presenter for Calgary Legal Guidance on Executor's Duties and Responsibilities;
• Presenter at SAIT DAY, on Estate Planning and Incapacity;
• Presenter at various Royal Bank Branches on the new Wills and Succession Act;
• Presenter to Institute of Advanced Financial Planners on the new Wills and Succession Act;
• Presenter on Estate Planning at the Alberta Teachers' Association seminar;
• Sessional Lecturer on Estate Planning and Administration, Chinook Learning Services, Continuing Education, 2011-2012;
• LESA Advanced Child Support Panelist – February 2016; and
• Calgary Immigrant Woman's Association Volunteer providing pro-bono legal advice.
Carey is the proud Mom of two large fur children, Koda (a 75lbs Husky lab cross) and Stewie (a 95lb German Shepherd Malamute cross) and thus spends an inordinate amount of time vacuuming when she's home. She is an average hiker, avid wine drinker and loves travelling with her Husband.
Enrique has been working on resolving family law disputes for over 15 years. Enrique was a high school teacher before becoming a lawyer and his love for teaching continues to show both in how he guides his clients through the court system and negotiation process, and in how he approaches decision-makers when advocating for his clients. His clients can always expect to get homework when meeting with Enrique, who believes that clients should be active participants in resolving their disputes.
Enrique was born in El Salvador and grew up in Calgary. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary English Literature) in 1999, and he obtained his law degree in 2007, all from the University of Calgary.
Enrique's practice focuses on support and property division issues. He approaches all property and support cases with a view of settling out of court but is prepared to use all the legal tools available to his client to achieve results.
Enrique also offers cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreement preparation, and is a strong believer that these contracts prevent couples from unnecessary conflict in the long run.
When children are involved, Enrique understands how difficult separations are on them, and he strives to find solutions that focus on the children's needs, depending on their ages and developmental stages, while ensuring that his client's rights are protected.
Enrique speaks Spanish and offers legal services in his native language.
When not in the office, Enrique enjoys spending time with his son, and taking his dog for a walk.
Sierra received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy from Queen's University in 2010 and her Master of Arts in Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011. Sierra graduated from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law in 2015. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2016.
Sierra has practiced exclusively in family law. Sierra was first drawn to practicing family law while working at Legal Aid Alberta throughout law school. She enjoyed working with individuals to achieve practical solutions to their issues. Sierra's focus is on building strong relationships with her clients and having clear communication. She looks forward to challenging herself with the complexities of family law while providing strategic, satisfying legal solutions for her clients' needs. Sierra is comfortable appearing in Court or pursuing Alternative Dispute Resolution, whichever is in the client's best interest.
Sierra is trained through the Alberta Family Mediation Society as a mediator, and provides services to parties who are looking to negotiate a settlement agreement with the assistance of a lawyer. Sierra offers a reduced hourly rate for mediation services.
Sierra was elected to the Canadian Bar Association – Family Law South Executive in 2020, and will serve through to 2027. Sierra has published and lectured for the Legal Education Society of Alberta on the topic of status quo in parenting.
Outside of the office Sierra is passionate about exploring the mountains on foot or on skis, reading, and having as much fun as possible with her three sisters. Sierra volunteers her time with the Association of Women Lawyers, the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association, and Kids Up Front.
KATRINA A. PRAH
A lifelong Albertan , Katrina received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Calgary in 2011, where she went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate in 2015. Having a keen interest in property rights, policy and the evolving sociology of the modern family- family law captured Katrina's interest early in her legal career which remains evident in her zealous representation of her clients.
Katrina prides herself on her results-driven, client-centric approach, acting on behalf of clients in a broad array of family law matters, including: property division, child support, spousal support, parenting, mobility, and custody disputes. Her representation is premised on the belief that all cases are unique and that each client deserves effective, efficient, personalized service.
When she is not in the office, Katrina likes to keep active and enjoys leisurely hikes, culinary pursuits (participation limited to “taste tester”), cross country skiing and spending quality time with her dog “Boots”.