Kira is currently an associate lawyer at OLLIP P.C. Prior to articling at the Firm, Kira completed her Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) from York University.
The connection between music and the law sparked Kira’s passion for pursuing intellectual property law. Kira’s diverse prior legal experience includes completing internships for non-profits and law firms in the animal law field, acting as the Vice President of the University of Ottawa’s Animal Justice Association, and participating in the uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic. She also worked as a real estate law clerk for 5 years.Kira works as part of the Firm’s litigation team, assisting in matters before the Trademarks Opposition Board, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Services, Small Claim’s Court, Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
In her spare time, Kira continues to be actively involved in the animal law community, through volunteering at the annual Canadian Animal Law Conference, attending the Animal Justice Academy (an online animal advocacy course), and participating in the annual Voiceless for Animal Justice fundraiser.
- Law Society of Ontario, 2021
- Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa, 2020 (Cum Laude)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, 2017 (Summa Cum Laude)
- Best Factum Finalist in First-Year Moot Court Competition