Kara was born and raised in Regina. She studied International Studies at the University of Ottawa, receiving a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) in 2012. She returned to her home province to study law at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) in 2015.
During her studies, Kara worked at Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC), where she advocated for low-income clients in Provincial Court and before administrative tribunals. She also gained experience in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution at the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition in Paris, France.
Following law school, Kara clerked under the mentorship of Justice Grant Currie at the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon, where she was exposed to a broad range of legal issues. She joined Gerrand Rath Johnson in 2016 and conducts a general litigation practice with a client-centered philosophy.
Kara believes that lawyers should strive to make positive impacts in their communities. She has been involved with various organizations including CLASSIC, Dress for Success Saskatoon, the Elizabeth Fry Society, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Outside of work, Kara enjoys being outdoors, dreaming up travel plans, and hearing a good joke.
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