James P. Bird
Jim has been working with the firm since 2012. He provides legal services in many areas of the firm’s practice, with an emphasis in Family Law and Civil Litigation.
Jim has represented clients on many complex family law and civil matters appearing regularly in the Provincial Court of Alberta and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Jim has also completed extensive training in Mediation and alternative dispute resolution strategies and applies these skills when helping clients resolve matters outside of Court. Jim’s common-sense approach to advocacy and resolving disputes has earned him the respect of colleagues and opponents and produced favourable results for his clients.
Jim currently provides support to the firm’s clients and its lawyers by working remotely.
In addition to the practice of law, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha and their three young sons enjoying the outdoors, travelling, learning new things and working out in the early mornings before the boys wake up. Jim also speaks French and Tagalog (“Filipino”) which he learned volunteering in the Philippines for two years from 2002 to 2004.
- Bachelor of Arts
- Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Victoria in 2012
- Law Society of Alberta
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Grande Prairie Legal Guidance
- Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning