Jessie is part of Baker Newby’s family and commercial litigation departments and is a key member of our Indigenous Law group. Within these departments Jessie has the opportunity to provide practical advice to individuals, businesses and communities.
Jessie Ramsay is Métis and grew up in Chilliwack, BC. After graduating highschool, Jessie attended at the University of British Columbia obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in First Nations studies. Upon completion of her BA Jessie remained at UBC and began law school at Allard School of Law. Jessie graduated with her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2014 and shortly thereafter returned home to begin her career as a lawyer at Baker Newby LLP. Jessie was called to the bar in 2015 joined the Baker Newby LLP partnership in July, 2019. Jessie is on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association Family Law (Fraser Valley) section and is an accredited Family Law Mediator.
Jessie has always had an affinity for helping people and this has shaped not only her career but her life. Upon returning home after law school, Jessie immediately became involved in the broader Chilliwack community. In 2014 and 2015, Jessie joined the boards of directors for Stó:lō Community Futures and Chilliwack Community Services. In September, 2020, Jessie also joined the board of directors for Stó:lō Service Agency. As a current director for each of these organizations, Jessie not only provides assistance at a governance level but is also involved with the programing and services provided. Jessie remains committed and excited to continue giving back to this wonderful community she calls home.
For Jessie, family is extremely important and this influenced her decision to move back to Chilliwack after eight short years at UBC. Being close to her loved ones has always been an important value to her and one which she does not take for granted. In her spare time Jessie tries her best at golf and takes time to enjoy the beautiful outdoor opportunities that Chilliwack and its surrounding areas offers.