Lesley Russell Lawyer
Lesley graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) (1992) and a Bachelor of Laws (1995). She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1996. Shortly after, she decided to take a hiatus from law and went overseas. A one year trip turned into a nine year journey through Australia, New Zealand and Japan, working mainly as an ESL teacher and school administrator. Upon returning to Canada, her career path shifted and she worked as a Corporate Secretary for several years. In 2012, Lesley's career underwent another change and she began practicing as a Notary Public in Burnaby. In April 2016, she was called to the bar in British Columbia as a barrister and solicitor. She practices in the areas of wills, estates and personal planning, and real estate.