Nerissa Young

Barrister + Solicitor

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.

Active in the local community, Nerissa is the Membership Director on the Board of the Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona County (ACCSC); she is also a member of the Heritage Day planning subcommittee, where she volunteers her time coordinating the annual event.  Heritage Day is a free event for the whole family that unites and promotes local organizations, associations and groups reflecting the richness that is Strathcona County. Nerissa also volunteers with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) in their evening clinics on a variety of legal issues.  The ECLC provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people in the Edmonton area.

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