Jackie, Handerek & Forester, Long-Term Community Member

A supporter of many local charities, events and sports teams, as well as sponsoring a scholarship at Leduc Composite High School; Jackie, Handerek & Forester has been historically composed of very community-minded people. The three partners have strong community roots in Leduc. John Jackie, B.A., LL.B., Q.C. is a former councilman and mayor of the City of Leduc. David Handerek, B.Sc., LL.B. has practiced here since 1981 and was a very active member of a local service group for many years. Jeff Forester, B. Comm., LL.B., born and raised in Leduc, continues to play as well as coach hockey here.


A Respected Law Firm since 1986

When they first opened their doors, the staff consisted of two support staff. In March 1986, a third position person joined the team as part-time bookkeeper and receptionist.


A Growing Practice, Support Staff & New Partner

In three years, Jackie & Handerek outgrew its first office and in 1989 moved to a newly renovated building on the corner of 48 Street and 50th Avenue in Leduc. To improve efficiency of client services and file management the firm added two support staff and a new associate lawyer in 1993. The firm continued to expand, once again outgrowing its offices; in November 2007, Jackie, Handerek & Forester moved into the new JH&F Professional Centre, where they currently occupy the whole second floor.


At our current location, Jackie, Handerek & Forester continues to serve our clients with associate lawyers. As well we offer opportunities to students-at-law and work-experience students in support roles.

Partner John William Jackie

Partner John William Jackie

Jackie & Handerek was formed January 1, 1986 when John William Jackie and David Keith Handerek set up their law practice in Leduc. Mr. Jackie was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1977 and is also a member of the N.W.T. bar – currently on the inactive list – and was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) in 1998.

Shana Schafer

Associates Shana Schafer

Shana Schafer was raised in Leduc, Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2007 and her L.L.B. with distinction in 2010, achieving the Judges’ Bronze Medal. Shana recently finished her articles and was called to the Alberta Bar in September 2011. She now carries on a general solicitor’s practice at Jackie, Handerek & Forester as an associate of the firm.

Partner David Keith Handerek

Partner David Keith Handerek

Mr. Handerek was admitted to the

Alberta Bar in 1981.

Ashley Rickard

Associate Ashley Rickard
Assisting the Jackie, Handerek & Forester staff is Ashley Rickard. From Beaumont, Alberta, Ashley received her B.Sc. with distinction in 2008 and Bachelor of Laws in 2012, both from the University of Alberta. Ashley was admitted to the Alberta Bar Association in 2013.

Partner Jeffrey Michael Forester

Partner Jeffrey Michael Forester

Jeffrey Michael Forester, joined the practice just after his admission to the Alberta Bar. Jeffrey Michael Forester became a partner on January 1, 1997, and the partnership became Jackie, Handerek & Forester.

Kendall Cairns

Kendall Cairns

Kendall grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and earned her law degree at Thompson Rivers University, where she was a member of the school’s second graduating class. She also earned a B.Comm and B.Ed with distinction, both from the University of Alberta. Kendall joined the firm as an articling student in June 2015, and was called to the Alberta Bar in July 2016. In addition to her work experience, Kendall volunteers for the City of Leduc as a youth soccer coach.

Job Postings

Join our dynamic and reputable firm today. Below are some of the exciting job opportunities for you to be a part of our organisation.

Legal Assistant Positions

Our Law firm has a long-standing, reputable, and diverse rural/urban practice in the Leduc, Beaumont, Devon, and South Edmonton areas.


We are located in Leduc and have the need for a GENERAL/LITIGATION/CRIMINAL LEGAL ASSISTANT.

We also require a CONVEYANCING ASSISTANT for our South Edmonton office.

Experience preferred.

Please submit a letter of interest along with a resume in confidence to:
Penni-Karen MacKenzie
pmackenzie@leduclawyers.ab.ca
Fax : 780-986-8807

Lawyer - Litigation/ Criminal Lawyer

Our Law firm has a long-standing, reputable and diverse rural/urban practice in the Leduc, Beaumont, Devon and South Edmonton areas.


We are located in Leduc and have the need for a LITIGATION/ CRIMINAL LAWYER.

If you are a member of the Law Society of Alberta, and interested in practising in a diverse practice setting we would be pleased to hear from you.

Please submit a letter of interest along with a resume in confidence to:
JOHN W JACKIE
jjackie@leduclawyers.ab.ca

Receptionist

Our Law firm has a long-standing, reputable, and diverse rural/urban practice in the Leduc, Beaumont, Devon, and South Edmonton areas.


We are located in Leduc and have the need for a Full Time Receptionist. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

We also require a CONVEYANCING ASSISTANT for our South Edmonton office.

Experience preferred.

Please submit a letter of interest along with a resume in confidence to:
Penni-Karen MacKenzie
pmackenzie@leduclawyers.ab.ca
Fax : 780-986-8807

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