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Biography

Mihai is an Associate at Carbert Waite LLP. He began his articles with Carbert Waite in September 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Mihai completed a clerkship with the Provincial Court of Alberta. At the Provincial Court, he received exposure to a broad range of matters in civil, criminal, and family law.

During his time at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, Mihai was actively involved in the mooting program. He was part of the winning team in the Alberta Court of Appeal (Constitutional) Moot and was a finalist in the Blackstone Debate Competition. He also participated in the Gale Cup, a national competition, the McGillivray Moot, and the BLG Trial Advocacy Competition.

In law school, Mihai worked as summer student for a civil litigation lawyer in Calgary and as a research student at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. He was also a tutor for first year law students during their Foundations Block Week Course.

Mihai obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University with a major in Criminology and an extended minor in French. Prior to law school, Mihai worked for the Financial Institutions Commission of BC and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in various support roles.

Outside the office Mihai enjoys hiking, squash and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is fluent in French and Romanian.

Education

  • Simon Fraser University (Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Criminology & French, 2013)
  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Law (Juris Doctor, 2018)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

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April 6 2020 Updates to the Employment Standards Code

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