CBA Alberta welcomes Susan Borsic, K.C. as the new Manager of Professional Development

  • February 22, 2023

CBA Alberta is pleased to announce that Susan Borsic, K.C. will be our new Manager of Professional Development commencing on March 6, 2023. This is a brand-new position, which Susan will be the first to hold.

Susan has over 23 years of legal experience in both the public and private sectors. She comes to us from the Government of Alberta, where she worked in various roles in Calgary and Edmonton, including Senior Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice of Alberta, Senior Legal Counsel to the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals at the Alberta Human Rights Commission and, most recently, Resolution Counsel at the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta.

Prior to joining the Government of Alberta, Susan practiced in the litigation departments of two major Toronto law firms.

Susan earned her Bachelor of Laws with Distinction from the University of New Brunswick and was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for highest standing in her graduating class. After graduation, Susan served as Law Clerk to Justice Michel Bastarache of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Susan has a long history of volunteering with CBA Alberta. She is a former Chair of the Administrative Law (South) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (South) Sections and a former South Section Coordinator. She was also Conference Co-Chair of CBA West 2019, a joint conference presented by CBA Alberta and CBA British Columbia. In addition, Susan has presented at numerous CBA Alberta Section meetings and is a long-standing Alberta Law Day volunteer. 

In her new role as Manager of Professional Development at CBA Alberta, Susan will lead the development and delivery of continuing professional development programming for CBA members across Alberta, including programming for law students and for lawyers at different stages of their legal careers. This programming will help CBA Alberta members improve their knowledge and skills in diverse procedural and substantive legal fields, as well as in other important areas such as practice management, technology and well-being. It will also help CBA Alberta members develop competencies in the nine domains set out in the Law Society of Alberta’s new Professional Development Profile.

Susan will work primarily out of CBA Alberta’s Calgary office but she will also spend time in the Edmonton office, and invites everyone to drop by and say hello. She will also be reaching out to engage with CBA Alberta members, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders across the province for input and feedback on professional development programming.

Welcome aboard, Susan!