To best serve her clients, Jo-Anne constantly strives to be a leader in the community. She was the “Entrepreneur of the Year” runner-up in Florida’s largest women’s business owner organization. She speaks at some of Western Canada’s largest conferences, such as Cyber Summit and the Canadian Cannabis Summit, and is a regular legal issues keynote speaker for professional societies like the International Franchise Association and the American Medical Writers’ Association. Jo-Anne is a Board member of Digital Alberta, a mentor in the SMARTstart entrepreneur development program, and is a parent volunteer at the Calgary French and International School and the Calgary Chinese Private School.
Prior to her law practice, Ms. Yau received her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law, on the Dean’s List, in 2004. In law school, she was awarded the Pro Bono Distinction for her dedication to legal and community services to the less fortunate. She was also awarded the Best Oral Advocate award. Furthermore, she served two terms as Vice Magister of Phi Delta Phi, the Honors Society. Upon graduation, she was honored with the Founder’s Award, for upholding the objectives and values of Florida Coastal School of Law. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Calgary, in Canada in 1999.