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BIO

Kelli is an associate in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer.  After having worked more than twenty five years in the private sector, Kelli returned to university in 2011, and obtained her law degree in 2014.  She was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 2015.  Her practice focuses on corporate-commercial, real estate based transactions and financings, wills & estates and family matters.

Kelli has been an active member of the volunteer community for more than two decades.  Over the past five years, she has chosen to focus particularly on issues affecting women in the Saint John and surrounding communities.  Kelli is a regular presenter with the Public Legal and Information Society for New Brunswick in the area of Wills & Estates, Divorce, Separation and Child Support.

Kelli and her husband, Tony have two sons, Mikel and Riley, who have kept them very busy by participating in every sport possible.  She also is an avid volleyball player.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (2015)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • University of New Brunswick (BA, 1993)
  • Collaborative Law Certification (2017)
  • Governing Family Enterprises Seminar – Kellogg School for Management at Northwestern University
  • Governance Best Practices for Not for Profit Organizations Seminar – Queen’s University

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Sophia Recovery Centre – currently Secretary of the Board (2nd Term); Board of Directors (3rd Term)
  • Saint John Sexual Assault Response Team – active member since 2017
  • Lancaster Minor Hockey Association – former Secretary of the Board (2 terms); former Registrar (5 years)
  • Saint John Board of Trade – former Board Member (2 terms)
  • Carleton Community Centre Recreational Volleyball League – former Past President (2 terms)

Lectures & Presentations

  • Presenter – Changing a Child Support Order, Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (February 2018)
  • Presenter – Separation: Legal Considerations, Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (September 2017)
  • Presenter – Wills & Estates – Saint John East Public Library (April 2017)
  • Presenter – Wills & Estates – Saint John Central Public Library (March 2017)
  • Presenter – Wills & Estates – Saint John Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (January 2017)

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Saint John Law Society