With dual nationality, Jennifer hailed from Scotland and landed in the wild west of Cochrane, in 2011.

Originally a Head-Hunter for Legal500 law firms, Jennifer found her niche in the Family & Divorce sector and has been practicing as Paralegal in this area for over 10 years.

When not whizzing around the office at warp speed, Jennifer can be found somewhere between the bench press and dumbbells, or at home practicing her songs for karaoke night.


Allison Satchwell

Allison graduated with a Bachelor in Justice Studies degree from Royal Roads
University in Victoria, British Columbia, prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor degree
from the University of Alberta in 2019.

Allison has a client-focused approach to ensure personalized service tailored to
each client and their unique family law issues.

Allison’s family law practice focuses on property division and support related issues. Allison believes that clients (and their family) are best served when they are in control of the outcome and actively involved in resolving their disputes in a practical and collaborative manner. When possible, Allison believes that negotiated settlements allow for creative solutions that address each client’s concerns in an
effective and efficient manner. Allison also offers cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreement services as these agreements allow clients to plan for the future and avoid unnecessary disputes.

Allison was born and raised on her family’s ranch in a small rural community north
of Cochrane, Alberta. Allison was actively involved in her local 4-H Beef Club
growing up; and to this present day is an active member of the Canadian
Simmental Association, participating in her family’s pure-bred cattle operation.
Allison’s agricultural background provides her with a strong understanding of the
additional considerations that must be accounted for during a separation or
divorce involving a family farm operation.

In Allison’s spare time she enjoys spending time at the family farm, hiking, traveling,
reading, or hanging out with her husband and two chihuahuas.



Jessica has been a resident of Cochrane since 2005 and after a brief time away from 2010-2013, she returned to Cochrane to lay down roots.

She graduated in 2015 with a Legal Assistant diploma and started working in Personal Injury. After some time away for maternity leave, she discovered a new passion for Family Law and all it entails.


Kari has been a resident of Cochrane for over 35 years. After spending time raising a family, she graduated in the spring of 2022 with a Legal Assistant Diploma.

Kari has a background in insurance, customer service, and the beauty industry and enjoys assisting clients. She is enthusiastic about providing customer service and support to both her co-workers and clients and hopes to help make a difference in the lives of those she assists.



Jackie graduated in 2010 with a Legal Assistant diploma.  Family law is a perfect fit due to her natural affinity for helping people, particularly those who are going through difficult life events.  She is happy to be raising her family in the warm, close knit community of Cochrane.


Courtney settled in Cochrane in 2016, right after getting married.  She acquired her Legal Assistant diploma in 2019 because a career in the legal field is something she has always been passionate about. She fell in love with family law during her practicum and feels blessed to start her career in such a warm and family-oriented community.


Kendra has been a resident of Cochrane since 2001.  After attending local schools and growing alongside the town, it was an easy decision to lay her own roots and raise her family here.

In 2015 she attained her Legal Assistant diploma and immediately started a career in family law.  She has a natural affinity for helping others and, as such, finds an immense amount of satisfaction in the work she does.

Amanda Tuff-Overes


Amanda joined us as a Student-at-Law after completing her Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta in the spring of 2021. An active advocate for access to justice throughout her studies, Amanda acted as the Coordinator for the University of Alberta chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada, volunteered with the Queen’s Bench Amicus project and Student Legal Services Family project, and sat as Co-Chair of the Mental Health and Wellness Committee for the Faculty of Law.

With a background in business, life coaching, emergency medicine, and early childhood education, Amanda brings a down-to-earth, experience-based approach to helping individuals navigate the complexities of human interactions and relationships during periods of transition. She strives to find creative, forward-facing solutions that work for her clients no matter what the circumstances.

Trauma-informed, LGBTQ2IA+ and lifestyle friendly, Amanda has a particular passion for helping polyamorous and non-traditional families navigate the unique challenges these relationships face within the Canadian family law system.

Erin Barvir


Erin was called to the Bar in 2007, having obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree and her Law Degree close to home, at the University of Calgary.

A highly experienced lawyer, Erin is able to adapt to the individual needs of each and every client, whether you need a strong litigator or a reasoned and rational voice out of court.

Erin also has a passion for mediation and arbitration and has completed extensive training in both.  She is able to be the neutral, 3rd party to assist opposing parties in reaching an amicable resolution, with or without lawyer assistance.

Candace Wray


Candace achieved her Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan, having completed her last semester abroad at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law.  She was called to both the Saskatchewan and Alberta bar in 2014 and has already gained significant experience both in and out of the courtroom.

A confident and accomplished litigator when required, Candace believes that the future of family law is in negotiated settlements where possible, thus saving the expense and delay of a full court process.

Candace is an active volunteer in Cochrane and enjoys spending free time helping to enrich the local community.