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Cassandra Richards

Cassandra Richards

Associate, Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land; Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 403.592.7211



Bar Admission

Alberta (2018)


University of British Columbia

University of Alberta, B.A.


Cassandra completed her J.D. at the University of British Columbia. During this time, she also attended the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia for a semester abroad. She previously obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta which included the completion of an internship as an Associate Probation Officer with Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security.

    • innogy SE in its decision to construct two solar projects in Canada.
    • Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) in its response to AESO's changed approach to accommodating distributed generation—including many solar projects—on the Alberta grid. Osler’s representation of CanSIA includes the AUC consideration of the AESO's 2018 Tariff and its impacts on solar and other community and distributed generation projects.
    • TransAlta Corporation acting on behalf of TransAlta Corporation before the Alberta Utilities Commission in relation to the regulatory process underway to consider the AESO rules for the implementation of a capacity market.
    • Kinder Morgan Canada with regard to regulatory approvals for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which will transport 890,000 bbl/d of petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta to the west coast of Canada.

  • Dean’s Public Interest Fellowship, 2015.

  • Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship in Law, 2014.

  • Canadian Lawyers Abroad, Co-President (2015–2016).

  • The People’s Law School, Pro Bono Students Canada Volunteer (2014– 2015).

  • University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre, Volunteer (2012–2013).

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentor (2009–2013).

  • Undergraduate Awareness and Barriers of University of Alberta Services, Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, Edmonton, March 2013.