About Orion Legal Research
Orion Legal Research is a law firm focused on legal research and writing, based in Edmonton, Alberta. We want to navigate the law like no one else can. That means that when we set out to do our research, we want to find more, find it faster, and cost our clients less than any other service.
Research is our practice area and our passion. Our lawyers are committed to bringing speed, creativity, efficiency and thoroughness to legal research and writing - the same qualities that you bring to your own files.
Our services allow you to dedicate your time to your clients, your case, your strategy, and your practice. We have dedicated ourselves to keeping you informed, supported, and prepared through our research and written advocacy.
About Our Lawyers
Christopher J. Felling is the founding and managing lawyer of Orion Legal Research. He holds a B.A. in creative writing (2010) from the University of Victoria, and a J.D. (2015) from the University of Alberta. He is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta (called 2016) and the Canadian Bar Association. He is an active reader in all areas of the law but especially enjoys the challenge of answering complex and abstract family law, contract, and civil procedure questions.
Prior to changing practice areas to focus on research and writing, Christopher articled and practiced as a junior partner at a prominent high-conflict family litigation firm in Edmonton, Alberta. In law school Christopher was a member of Student Legal Services of Edmonton and Pro Bono Students Canada, taking part in their management. He has appeared in the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, and other Albertan tribunals. He has conducted and supervised legal research for members of the public and for non-profit and advocacy groups. Before joining the legal profession he was a published poet and arts journalist.
Outside of law Christopher is an avid recreational slo-pitch player and bowler, gardener, and Oilers fan. He is an enthusiastic cook and is the personal chef to his wife, Theresa.
Opportunities with Us
If you are a research lawyer, or an aspiring research lawyer, then Orion Legal Research wants to hear from you. We are especially interested in hearing from lawyers with interests and skills in information science and knowledge management, with in-house and institutional practice backgrounds, and with experience in practice areas outside of litigation.
If you are a law firm or other organization looking to add capacity, knowledge and creativity to your legal work, Orion Legal Research wants to hear from you as well. We are open to partnerships that go beyond the boundaries of a traditional law firm.