In her role as associate at Woodward and Company, Kelly is determined to assist First Nations in their ongoing work to steward the lands and waters of their territories.
Kelly began at Woodward and Company as a summer student in 2016, returning as an articled student in 2017. With an eye for the future, she is committed to helping negotiate agreements between Indigenous communities and the government and industries affecting them. Kelly believes that well-negotiated solutions can create space for the meaningful implementation of rights, while building long-term collaborative and respectful relationships.
During her time at university, Kelly obtained an undergraduate degree with distinction in religious studies from the University of Victoria and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Victoria, with a concentration in environmental law and sustainability. In 2015 she received the prestigious Annie Cadby Memorial Scholarship for highest mark in constitutional law.
Kelly’s work is dedicated to helping her clients navigate the system in a way that’s not only beneficial to them, but also respects the principles of justice, and the Crown’s duties to Indigenous peoples. Kelly brings care and attention to all elements of her practice, and is honoured to participate in the evolving work of the communities she serves.