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BIOGRAPHY

Charlene is a lifelong learner with a love for the law. She strives to truly embody our client centered approach and works hard to cultivate relationships inside and outside our firm. She started her journey with us in May 2018 as a summer student and returned in June 2019 as a student-at-law. In June 2020, Charlene joined our firm as an associate. She obtained her law degree from Thompson Rivers University and her Bachelor of Education from Mount Royal University. Charlene worked in the legal field prior to law school as a corporate legal assistant and credits this experience as the one that set her on the path to become a lawyer.

While Charlene maintains a primarily solicitor focused practice, she believes in being proficient in oral advocacy as well as written advocacy. Charlene has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta and continues to challenge herself to be a true “solici-gator”.

Being involved in her community is something that is important to Charlene. She volunteers both nationally and provincially, as well as within the Lethbridge community. She currently serves as a director on three boards: Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, YWCA Lethbridge and District, and the Lethbridge Bar Association. Charlene was raised in southern Alberta and spent most of her childhood summers at 40 Mile Reservoir camping and slalom skiing. In her spare time, Charlene enjoys playing piano, snowboarding, and spending time with her fur babies, Phoebe, Frankie, and Ellie.

EDUCATION

  • J.D. - Thompson Rivers University, 2019
  • B.Ed. - Mount Royal University, 2016

CALL TO BAR

  • 2020, Alberta

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
    • Director (2022 - Present)
    • Young Business Professionals Committee, Chair (2021 - Present)
    • Convenor Committee, Member (2019 - Present)
    • Catalyst Committee, Member (2019 - 2021)
  • Lethbridge Bar Association
    • Director (2022 - Present)
    • Member (2019 - Present)
  • Law Society of Alberta
    • Lawyer Competence Advisory Committee (2019 - Present)
    • Member (2019 - Present)
  • Canadian Bar Association (National)
    • Sections Subcommittee
      • Member (2022 - Present)
    • Member (2016 - Present)
    • Mental Health and Awareness Sub-Committee
      • Member (2019 - 2022)
      • Co-Chair (2019 - 2021)
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Member-At-Large (2020-2021)
    • Law Students Section
      • Past Chair (2020-2021)
      • Chair (2019-2020)
      • Vice-Chair (2018-2019)
      • Member (2016 - 2021)
    • YWCA of Lethbridge and District
      • Registrar (2022)
      • Director (2020 - 2022)
      • Fund Development and Awareness Committee, Chair (2022)
      • Vice President of Governance and Legislation (2021 - 2022)
      • Policy Committee, Chair (2021 - 2022)
      • Finance Committee, Member (2020 - 2022)

AWARDS

  • Dean’s Course Prize in Ethical Lawyering

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Charlene D. Scheffelmair