Raymond Chen began his articles with Shores Jardine LLP in July 2019. He assists senior lawyers with a wide variety of administrative law, health law, and professional regulation matters.
Raymond developed a keen interest in public law over the course of law school. During his first year summer, he worked as a student researcher for the Centre for Constitutional Studies, where he wrote public education articles about constitutional law.
Raymond believes that those with legal training have a duty to give back to the community. In law school, he volunteered with Student Legal Services on the Criminal Law Project, helping represent low income individuals charged with criminal offences. He also volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, assisting lawyers during family legal advice clinics. As well, he was a volunteer on the Pro Bono Students Canada Immigration Project, where he worked with supervising lawyers to help victims of human trafficking with their immigration applications.
Raymond was very involved in the law school community during his time at the University of Alberta. He served as the Chair of Student Articling Committee, as a member on the editorial board of the Alberta Law Review, and was a member of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association. He also performed in Law Show, an annual production by law students to fundraise for local charities.
Prior to law school, Raymond was ranked as one of the top online poker tournament players in Alberta. He would coach other players and occasionally travel to play high stakes poker. He credits these experiences for developing his analytical abilities.
- 2020 – Admitted to the Law Society of Alberta
- 2019 – JD (with distinction) – University of Alberta
- 2015 – BComm – MacEwan University
In His Own Words
My most memorable experience in law school was volunteering with the Pro Bono Students Canada Immigration Project and being able to see first-hand the impact that administrative decisions can have on individuals. It helped me appreciate that for many people, their only interaction with the legal system is through administrative bodies.
Away From The Office
In his spare time, Raymond attempts to cook edible food and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Meet the Team
William (Bill) W. Shores, Q.C.
David N. Jardine
Craig D. Boyer
Gwendolyn J. Stewart-Palmer, Q.C.
Paula D. Hale
Annabritt N. Chisholm
Kirk N. Lambrecht, Q.C.
M. Joseph Redman
Leah R. Macklin