Kimberly Wasylenchuk, Student-at-law
Although I’m just starting my career as a lawyer, I’ve already spent many hours in the court room. My first sneak peek into life as a litigator came before I entered law school, when I was a clerk for the Court of Queen’s Bench. I witnessed first-hand the difference that good preparation and presentation makes in any court proceeding. After completing my law degree in England, I spent a year working as a litigation paralegal where I gained experience working on large, complex civil cases. I had the opportunity to prepare pleadings, conduct document review and gain exposure to Insurance Law.
What appeals to me most about insurance defence is the broad range of disputes you encounter and that attention to detail, effort and skill have clear and positive impacts on the outcome of a case. I developed the ability to critically assess different perspectives and understand the context in which certain people operate through studying history during my undergraduate years. This skill enables me to relate to clients and effectively advocate for their interests. In my time as an articling student, I will conduct research, complete quantum assessments and handle transcript review. My goal is to build upon what I already know and learn as much as I can so I’m confident managing cases on my own once I’m qualified.
- University of Birmingham: Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) – 2015
- Silver Award from the Centre for Professional Legal Education & Research in recognition of outstanding commitment to extra-curricular activity
- University of Alberta: Bachelor of Arts – History & Classical Studies – 2012