Karly is an Associate Lawyer at Schultz Frost LLP. She was called to the bar in Ontario in 2021 after completing her articles at the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development and working as a staff lawyer at both Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Services and Legal Assistance of Windsor. During her articles and her first years of practice, Karly appeared before various tribunals and gained valuable litigation experience.
Karly attended the University of Windsor and graduated with her JD in 2020. While at Windsor, Karly was an overly involved student. She worked at Community Legal Aid for her 1L and 2L year, and was an inaugural student at the Class Action Clinic in her 3L year. Karly also sat on the SLS in her third year, ran the Mental Health and Wellness Initiative for all three years, and was a research assistant for three professors. In her 3L year, Karly won a Top Oralist prize at the Winkler Class Action Moot and her peers awarded her the JW Whiteside Award.
Before her legal studies, Karly was the manager of the Accident Benefits Department at a personal injury firm in St. Catharines, Ontario. It is this position that has drawn Karly back to civil litigation.
Outside of work, Karly runs Legal Listening – a podcast that provides audio recordings of legal content with a mandate of open access, accessibility, and access to justice. Outside of law, Karly hikes National Parks, bakes cookies, and is a new mom.
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Articling Student – July 2020 to June 2021
Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Services, Staff Lawyer, Housing, Employment, and Human Rights – July 2021 to February 2023
Legal Assistance of Windsor – Staff Lawyer, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, December 2021 to February 2023
Year of Call: 2021
Syracuse University, Double Major BA, History and Art History (2010)
University of Toronto, Medieval Studies, MA (2011)
University of Windsor, JD (2020)