Originally from Newfoundland and raised in Nunavut and Labrador, Karla McGrath is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky (JD, 1996) and of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario (LL.M., 2013). Following completion of an accreditation year and articles, Karla was called to the bar in both Ontario and New York in 2000. Her law practice in the Kingston area has included private practice with a focus on Family Law and seven years as in-house counsel for a local children’s aid society. For most of her time, Karla is the Director of the Queen’s Family Law Clinic. She is also a sessional instructor at Queen’s University teaching Children’s Law to second and third year law students and she has coached the Queen’s Team for the AFCCO sponsored Walsh Family Law Moot. As well, she is a federally appointed Independent Chairperson presiding over disciplinary court at Warkworth Institution, a penitentiary located in Campbellford, Ontario. Karla lives in Kingston with her two children and their larger than average collection of pets.
Derek Cannon has been working with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law since October 2014. He is the administrative support for the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law clinics. He attended St. Lawrence College from September 2009 to May 2012 and received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources. Derek’s decision to pursue a career in the administration field came after a tour in Afghanistan.
Inderpreet is currently in her third year of law school at Queen’s University. This past summer, Inderpreet worked at a fast-paced and demanding civil litigation practice, De Bousquet PC. Prior to attending Queen’s Law, Inderpreet graduated from York University with a BA Honours, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Business. Her motivation to pursue law school developed after she spent time working at a local personal-injury law firm in Brampton. In her two years at Queen’s Law, Inderpreet has strived to gain legal experience and develop her litigation skills. Inderpreet has previously worked at a local real estate firm in Brampton and with the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic. In her spare time, Inderpreet enjoys cooking, travelling and going to concerts. Inderpreet is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. This year, Inderpreet will be working with the Queen’s Family Law Clinic and volunteering with the Queen’s Business Law Clinic.