Simply put, Kaity became a lawyer because she wanted to help people solve problems. This has been her focus throughout her legal career, as she guides clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
A compassionate and patient advocate, Kaity understands that, during a crisis, even the smallest tasks can seem daunting. Knowing that someone you trust is looking out for your best interests can be crucial. Kaity fills that role for her clients while simultaneously educating and empowering them so that they are stronger and better equipped to face future challenges. She prides herself on the relationships she builds with her clients and the level of trust her approach engenders.
Kaity’s legal pedigree is extensive. After graduating from law school at the top of her class, earning the Law Society Gold Medal and Prize, she served as a judicial law clerk at the BC Court of Appeal. As a clerk, Kaity assisted three judges through all stages of the decision-making process, an experience which has been invaluable in her development as a litigator. Since being called to the bar in British Columbia, she has had a diverse litigation practice, working with a number of social justice organizations, including the leading human rights law firm in Namibia. Kaity has appeared as legal counsel before various administrative tribunals, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Colombia and the Supreme Court of Canada. Through this experience, she has gained a keen understanding of the benefits of seeking an amicable resolution to legal issues. Kaity’s aim is to help her clients resolve their disputes fairly and efficiently, honouring their values and priorities, and using alternative dispute mechanisms wherever possible. Her clients can rely on her to exercise strategic thinking and sound judgment to determine the best approach in each case (which may sometimes include going to court).
Kaity’s interest in family law was sparked during her undergraduate education in psychology, grew during law school where she worked as research assistant to her family law professor, and eventually led her to pursue a family law practice. She chose to join Connect Family Law because of the firm’s unique focus on community. Kaity’s commitment to community-building is evident throughout all aspects her life, from hosting neighbourhood block parties to volunteering for local charities such as West Coast LEAF. Having known Leisha for years, Kaity is delighted to now work alongside her and the other passionate members of her team. In addition to her family law practice, Kaity will continue to advise individuals and unions on human rights issues.
Kaity is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University. In her spare time, when she isn’t working on her dissertation, you can find her travelling to new destinations, eating delicious food and battling pests in her urban vegetable garden.