Dean M. Rask - B.A., LL.B.
Dean has been practising law since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. He is the founding partner of Rask Law and has worked in numerous areas of law, with an emphasis on corporate, small business and real estate law. He has worked extensively with First Nation communities, both at the leadership and individual levels, in the Northwest Territories, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Dean’s keen interest in taxation led him to attend many tax conferences throughout Western Canada during the early years of his career. Cultivating a solid foundation in this area has helped him deliver solid corporate and business advice to his clients. As a Cochrane resident for the past several years, Dean is actively serving on various boards and enjoys spending time in the community and at his nearby cottage.
Maira Hassan - B.A., LL.B.
Maira has been practising law since being called to the Bar in Ontario in 2001 and then in Alberta in 2005. She graduated from the University of Ottawa’s LL.B. program in 1999 after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a specialized multidisciplinary major in “Ethics, Society & the Law”.
Maira has worked with private law firms, provincial government agencies in Ontario as well as Alberta Justice’s Civil Litigation department. She has worked extensively in the areas of family law, child welfare and civil litigation and has developed a unique ability to handle complex cases skillfully, efficiently and compassionately for her clientele.
Maira’s deep interest in social justice and human rights issues was cultivated further through her prior volunteer work for Lawyers Without Borders. She has also placed emphasis on maintaining close community connections through activities such as teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) evening classes to newcomers to the Calgary area. As a Cochrane resident, Maira is an active hockey mom and enjoys travelling with her family in her spare time.
Timothy Kurc - B.A., J.D.
As a new graduate from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, Class of 2020, Timothy will be completing his articles with Rask Law Office as a Student-at-Law. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, Timothy has pursued his Juris Doctor degree with a focus on community engagement and commercial law.
During his time in law school, Timothy founded the U of S Runnymede Society in 2018 (a branch of the national non-profit organization, the Runnymede Society) where he took on the role as president for 2 years. As President, Timothy attended many conferences around Canada put on by the national organization. He also led many panel events at the College to give students the opportunity to engage in current legal debates, ranging from constitutional law issues to the legal issues surrounding cryptocurrencies.
As recognition of his extensive community involvement, Timothy was awarded the Canadian Bar Association Saskatchewan Branch Award of Excellence.
Real Estate Paralegal & Office Manager
Since 2006, Sherry has played an integral part in her role as Office Manager and Real Estate Paralegal. With her invaluable experience, Sherry takes great pride in ensuring that each client's experience is positive and gratifying. She moves each file to its successful conclusion efficiently and professionally.
Reception, Family Law & Litigation Legal Assistant
Our team at Rask Law is very pleased to have Sandy be our office’s first point of contact for our clientele. She is so friendly, professional and eager to assist in any way she can. In addition, her contributions to Family Law and Litigation matters are appreciated. You’ll never catch her in a bad mood. We dare you to try…