James Alexander

James Alexander

Lawyer Candidate

I am a law student at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I am committed to providing clients and colleagues with insightful and innovative solutions as well a approaching issues with empathy and foresight.

I completed my Law Degree at the University of Leeds in England with Honours and received the Head of School Prize for obtaining the highest mark in my legal ethics and responsibility course. During this time, I also served as a research assistant and project leader for the Cerebra Charity that is dedicated to helping the parents of children with brain related neurological conditions.

In 2020, I received my Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa where I finished first in my Advanced Family Law class and my graduate research focused on the role of harm minimisation and prospective justice in family law. Some of my research can be found on RIA’s FamilyLLB blog at https://familyllb.com/category/academic-dive/. During my graduate research I also worked at the War Crimes Research Office in Washington, D.C. that is committed to promoting and enforcing human rights and humanitarian law. My role revolved around promoting accountability for atrocity crimes at the international, regional and domestic level.

In May of 2020, I founded the Mockingbird Legal Network that seeks to connect legal professionals and students with the aim of utilizing modern methods of researching and writing to provide services for other legal professionals. The goal of Mockingbird is to allow the opportunity for law firms, governmental organizations, and academic institutions to outsource tasks to students and legal professionals at a reduced rate and without having to commit to a full-time hire.

I was raised in Kawartha Lakes, and have a passion for travelling, reading, and spending time with family.