Ale Henao is an associate with KSW Lawyers Employment & Labour group.
Ale’s interest in employment law started with the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). She facilitated a program that discussed employment rights, human rights, and systemic discrimination with high school students across the Lower Mainland and in Kamloops. Throughout law school, Ale worked as a Research Assistant for the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project. She also worked as a Program Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada, managing a law student program that provides free legal services to organizations and individuals in need. Ale completed her law degree at Thompson Rivers University in 2018 having received the Dean’s Discretionary Award, the Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Award, and the Bill W. Eremko Memorial Award.
Prior to legal studies, Ale obtained her BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Her focus on Environmental Studies was influenced by the British Council’s Arctic expedition studying fluctuating ocean temperatures and their impact on oceanic biodiversity.
Outside of work, Ale enjoys running, trying to train her pug, Bee, and taking after her mother’s artistic talent in drawing pencil portraits.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, British Columbia
- LL.B., Bachelor of Laws – 2018
- Honours: Dean’s Discretionary Award
- Honours: Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Award
- Honours: Bill W. Eremko Memorial Award
University of Victoria
- B.A., Political Science and Environmental Studies
British Columbia, 2020
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