Nerissa Young

Barrister + Solicitor





  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 2006
  • Michigan University Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, 2011
  • Western New England School of Law with a Master of Laws, 2014
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2017

About This Lawyer

Nerissa Young graduated from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2011 with a Juris Doctor and from Western New England School of Law, in Springfield, Massachusetts, with a Master of Laws in Closely Held Businesses in 2014. She completed the National Committee on Accreditation exam process in 2015 and was called to the bar in Alberta in June 2017.

Nerissa’s focus is on the immigration and family law areas of law. She was recently elected as Case Review and Legislation Officer (2018 through 2020) for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Immigration section for North Alberta.

In her personal time Nerissa enjoys watching movies, volunteering, and solo travelling around the world. She is of Jamaican descent and travels there often.