Ayendrila Sharma 

Associate

…Ayendrila joined Osuji and Smith as an Associate Lawyer in April 2022. She was called to the Alberta Bar around the same time, just a few months after being called to the Bar in Saskatchewan in late 2021. Ayendrila completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan and completed her articling year at a boutique family law firm in Saskatoon. She has assisted in all areas of family law including drafting separation agreements, appearing at the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, providing advice to clients regarding parenting arrangements, child support, etc. She is an active lawyer in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

 

Ayendrila is passionate about working with people and using a client centered approach to help the most vulnerable clients. That is what attracted her to the legal field. Ayendrila has been involved in Pro Bono organizations throughout law school. She has been an intake worker for Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and hosted legal clinics for low income individuals. She has represented low income individuals in all areas of law during her Clinical Intensive Semester at Community Legal Assistance for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.

 

Ayendrila is a highly adaptive individual with a diverse set of life experience that helps her interact with people from all walks of life. She was born in Bangladesh and moved to Toronto with her family at the young age of 10. She then moved to Regina, Saskatchewan in 2014 where she finished her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development Studies (with Distinction). During her B.A., she also completed a co-op program with Elections Saskatchewan and helped organize the 2016 and 2020 General Provincial Elections. Calgary is her most recent venture where she plans to build her legal career.

 

Ayendrila currently practices in areas of civil litigation, employment law, human rights and family law. She believes in providing practical and cost-effective solutions for clients and using alternate dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation before escalating matters in court.

 

She is also an avid advocate of diversity in the legal profession and that is why she joined the diverse team of Osuji and Smith. She is very close to her cultural heritage and hopes to mentor aspiring lawyers who are a visible minority. She believes in the power of immense exchange of knowledge that occurs when people of different backgrounds come together.

 

Outside of legal practice, Ayendrila is a trained Indian Classical dancer. She is an active member of the Bangladeshi-Canadian community in Both Saskatchewan and Alberta and enjoys performing at cultural events. She is also a foodie, and loves to try new restaurants in the city. Aside from that she enjoys travelling, spending time with her family, her partner and their fur baby, Peep.

 

Languages – English and Bangla (understands Hindi and Urdu).

 

Education

  • J.D.- University of Saskatchewan College of Law 2020
  • B.A.- University of Regina 2017
  • Call to Bar- Saskatchewan, 2021
  • Call to Bar- Alberta, 2022

 

Memberships:

  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association

 

You may contact Ayendrila at 403-283-8018 or email at [email protected].

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…Osuji & Smith has just won the 2022 Three Best Rated for Best Rated Employment Lawyers in Calgary. This is our sixth win having won it in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. We have also won the 2022 Three Best Rated for Best Rated Business Lawyers in Calgary for 2022. This is our fourth win having won it in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Osuji & Smith has also won the Three Best Rated for Best Rated Divorce, Civil Litigation and Estate Planning Lawyers in Calgary for 2022. This is our second win having won it in 2021 as well. We have also won the 2021 & 2022 Top Choice Award for Business Services in Calgary and the Hope Awards, Aspen, among other awards.

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