My priority when I entered law school was to practice in a field which helped people who were facing significant challenges where there was an imbalance of power. At Poole Lawyers, we specialize in malpractice against the legal profession; we also offer services in other areas of professional malpractice and complex civil and commercial litigation.
Most people have little knowledge of the rules and regulations surrounding professionals. The public is unaware of what they are owed and what they should expect in terms of the level of diligence, time and costs. They must rely on the expertise of the professional they have engaged to do the right thing for them. It can be challenging to find out whether or not the standard of care has been met.
When people feel they have not been served, the team at Poole Lawyers provides an empathetic and holistic approach to help them understand their options. We work with our clients to determine whether or not to move forward with a claim for malpractice. If it is in our clients’ best interests, we will file a claim and help them get justice.
I feel fortunate to practice law with Poole Lawyers because we are helping people at a disadvantage because of inequality. We are the last hope for some people for getting something out of what has been a difficult ordeal and had a big impact on their lives.
My journey to becoming a lawyer was an unusual one — I began as a court runner and worked my way up from the bottom. I learned a great deal about the legal profession during that time and how important relationships are in our field. I started my studies in the sciences and my work volunteering for elections prompted me to switch into a legal route.
When I’m not studying or working, I spend time with my wife and my two dogs and enjoy fitness and cooking.
Education and experience:
2020 – present — Worked as a law student at Poole Lawyers gaining extensive experience in civil litigation and professional negligence. I worked on complex files that covered many areas of law.
2019 — Winter Legal Student Shory Law – Calgary where I worked as a student researcher over Christmas break.This included working on files with both immigration and criminal considerations.
2018 – present Juris Doctor (JD Candidate, 2021), University of Saskatchewan College of Law – Saskatoon
2018 – 2020 – Volunteer: Campus Legal Services (Pro Bono Students Canada) 2018 – 2020 • Communicated with clients, with a focus on determining their interests and goals. • Handled residential tenancy disputes.
2017 – 2019 — Court Clerk / Legal Search Clerk, Eldor-Wal Registrations – Calgary, AB.I filed documents at the Federal Court, Alberta Court of Appeal, The Court of Queen’s Bench, The Provincial Court, and at Master’s Chambers in Calgary. I reviewed legal documents and searches to make sure they had been properly prepared and submitted.
2013 -2017 – Bachelor of Arts – Law & Society, University of Calgary – Calgary, AB
2011 – 2013 — Bachelor of Science – Biology, University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, SK
2008, 2011, 2015 – Volunteer, Federal Elections