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Director, Community Legal Services Personnel
Kimberley received her Hons. BA in English & Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario (Huron College) in 1992. Thereafter, she obtained her LLB from Queen’s University in 1995.
Prior to being called to the bar in Ontario in 1997, she articled in Thunder Bay with the firm of Petrone, Hornak, Garofalo, Mauro. Kimberley worked in private practice before accepting a position at Confederation College as an Instructor / Course Development Assistant in the Aboriginal Law and Advocacy Program in 1997. In 2000, she joined the Thunder Bay Crown Attorney’s Office (Ministry of the Attorney General) where she prosecuted criminal and provincial offence chareges on behalf of MAG for over 14 years as an Assistant Crown Attorney.
Upon joining the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in October of 2014, Kimberley was tasked with developing, implementing and managing the Student Legal Aid Clinic Program. After months of planning and working behind the scenes, Lakehead University Community Legal Services launched in July of 2015.
Within the Clinic, Kimberley manages Review Counsel and staff. She also supervises law students in the provision of legal services to low income members of the community. Additionally, she acts as an Adjunct Professor in the provision of the Clinic courses at the Faculty of Law.
Kimberley enjoys mentoring students and is pleased to once again be in an academic environment where she can share her wealth of litigation experience. She is very enthusiastic about her role as the Founding Director of the Lakehead University Community Legal Services clinic.