Cori was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She received her LLB in 1994 from the University of Calgary and her LLM in 2000 from the University of British Columbia. After being called to the bar, Cori practiced law as a civil litigator and then worked as a Legal Counsel to the Court the Court of Appeal of Alberta for several years. Prior to joining the Law Society of Alberta, she was the Director of Recruitment and Professional Development in the Calgary office of Dentons LLP where she was responsible for all aspects of student, associate and income partner career development including hiring, training, evaluation, coaching, and compensation.
Since joining the Law Society of Alberta she has been responsible for a variety of strategic initiatives including most recently the Law Society’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion programs, the re-imagining of lawyer training and ongoing competence requirements and the Law Society’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
Cori has taught several courses in the University of Calgary Law and Society Department and currently serves as a Director on the Alberta Law Libraries Board, the Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education Board and is Chair of the Board of Vibrant Communities Calgary. She has previously served as a Director on the boards of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, the YWCA of Calgary and as a member of the Stewardship Group of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative.