Sherry obtained a LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1991. Sherry was trained as a family law practitioner during her articling time with a medium sized law firm in British Columbia and subsequently called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1992. Shortly after her return to her home province, she was called to the Bar of Alberta and again practiced at a medium sized law firm. While calling herself a "general practitioner" at the time, she predominantly practiced family law until she joined the firm of Turnbull Boyes, at which point she started practicing family law exclusively. Sherry joined the firm Soby Boyden Lenz in January, 2006 where she was a partner from January, 2007 until April, 2011.
Sherry is a certified mediator, collaborative lawyer and arbitrator. She has extensive experience in all areas of family disputes, including distribution of property, support, as well as parenting by means of using alternative dispute resolutions. It is her belief that alternative dispute resolutions provide clients with the ability to control the separation process while selecting objectives and reaching same in an amicable fashion. Her wide range of training, skills and experience in processes such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, as well as her remarkable people skills assist her clients to achieve their goals.
Sherry is an executive member of the Calgary Bar Association and she has made numerous contributions to legal education in the form of presentations on alternative dispute resolutions.
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Alberta
Calgary Bar Association
Association of Collaborative Family Lawyers
Professional Contributions include:
Calgary Women's Centre (1995-1999)
Instructor, Bar Admission Course (2001-Present)
Dispute Resolution Office