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.
Kelly is a third year law student who has a Masters of Arts in Dispute Resolution and two summers working at a family law firm. Kelly will work at a family law firm upon graduation.