The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Rodi-Lynn Rusnick-Kinisky has been appointed as the Director of Lakehead University Community Legal Services (LUCLS), effective May 1, 2021.
Rodi-Lynn obtained her HBA in Psychology (First Class Standing) from Lakehead University and her LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. She has practiced law in her hometown of Thunder Bay for the last 20 years. While her primary focus in early practice was in corporate and commercial law, one of her main areas of expertise was assisting not-for-profit corporations with their annual legal obligations and assisting with applications for charitable registrations. Rodi-Lynn was always drawn to helping those in need.
Rodi-Lynn has been a part of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law since 2013. She has been a Tutorial Leader in the Contracts course, a Clinical Instructor in Civil Practice, and a Contract Lecturer for Alternative Dispute Resolution. For the last five years Rodi-Lynn has been the Senior Review Counsel with LUCLS, where she developed and oversaw the civil law and administrative law aspects of the clinical curriculum. Rodi-Lynn has a wealth of experience instructing and mentoring law students in providing legal services to clients. She values the need for a clinical education program at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and the importance of providing access to justice to the community through that program. Rodi-Lynn has been the Acting Director of LUCLS since August 2020.