Cori was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She received her LLB in 1994 from the University of Calgary and her LLM in 2000 from the University of British Columbia. Cori’s graduate work focused on the unequal compensation of young female and indigenous plaintiffs in personal injury actions.
After being called to the Bar, Cori practiced law as a civil litigator and then worked as Legal Counsel to the Court of Appeal for several years. Prior to joining the Law Society of Alberta, she was the Director of Recruitment and Professional Development in the Calgary office of Dentons LLP where she was responsible for all aspects of student, associate and income partner career development including hiring, training, evaluation, coaching and compensation. During her time at Dentons, Cori was active in developing pro bono and diversity initiatives for the firm, including the Justicia Project and an Internationally Trained Lawyers Program.
In her current role, Cori oversees the proactive, early intervention programs at the Law Society of Alberta and is responsible for the development of equity and diversity policies including the Law Society’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.
Cori has taught several courses at the University of Calgary Law and Society department and was a member of the Stewardship Group of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative. She currently serves as a Director on the Board of Vibrant Communities Calgary and has previously served as a Director on the Boards of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and the YWCA of Calgary.