About Anzhela Said
A Canadian qualified lawyer and member of the Law Society of Alberta, Anzhela Said joins Fisher Law from Dubai. She speaks fluent Ukrainian, Russian and Pashto. Though based in the Gulf, she returns to Canada regularly. She works with our clients from every part of the world on their Canadian immigration matters.
Anzhela has a fascinating background in several sectors. Prior to starting her legal career, she completed nursing school in Ukraine and worked as a hospital nurse. She then graduated with an LLB from the Institute of Economics and Law, Ukraine in 1998 and has more than fourteen years of experience as in-house corporate counsel in the oil and gas industry in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Her spirit of inquiry about indigenous history and background led her to complete certificates in Indigenous Canada from the University of Alberta and University of Toronto. Anzhela was called to the Alberta Bar in September of 2021.
Anzhela has represented clients before the Provincial Court and Court of King’s Bench of Alberta on family law matters. She has also appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada on a variety of immigration matters. She is a member of the Canadian Immigrant Lawyers Association, Global Lawyers of Canada, Immigrant Services of Calgary, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (CIArb Arbitrator).
Outside of the office, Anzhela maintains a strong level of community involvement. She is passionate about working in the newcomer community and has assisted various volunteer organizations. She was an interpreter at Immigrant Services of Calgary for more than 10 years and was awarded “Volunteer of the Month”, in April 2019. Anzhela has been volunteering with Pro Bono Law and Calgary Legal Guidance for many years. She was recognized in 2021 for her volunteering with a Distinguished Service Award for her 5 years of service with Calgary Legal Guidance.
In addition to her legal work and community activities, Anzhela enjoys socializing with friends, spending time with her family, skating, sledding, swimming, and traveling all over the world!