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Celebrating the Women at Clark Woods LLP

March 8, 2022 – International Women’s Day started in 1911 to give women better working conditions and fight for their right to vote. Now, March 8 is a recognized global holiday to celebrate women for their social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, as well as to bring attention to issues such as gender equality, violence and abuse against women, and reproductive rights. 

Meet the Women at Clark Woods LLP

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we would love to introduce you to the intelligent and powerful females that make up over half of the office at Clark Woods LLP. Together, these amazing women speak several different languages including English, French, Gujarti, and Punjabi, and without them, our office would not run. 

Kim Bates

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Kim is the office manager and resident problem solver at Clark Woods LLP. After completing both a hospitality and marketing program at BCIT, she diversified through a variety of roles in the industry including; Sales, Account Management, Marketing, and Revenue Management. Kim has a keen attention to detail, and is an exceptional multitasker, we are grateful she has shifted her focus to law. Outside of the office, you can find Kim on the ball diamond, planning her next travel adventure, or enjoying all of the amazing local things BC has to offer. Learn more about Kim here.

Sheena Carter

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Sheena was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia and grew up in the Lower Mainland. She is an experienced accountant, with most of her number crunching career dedicated to the hospitality industry. Outside of the office, Sheena loves to travel and discover new restaurants, cook with her husband, and show off her French Bulldog. Learn more about Sheena here.

Susan Chang

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Susan’s career spans over 21 years working in small, medium, and large law firms. Her previous experience mainly involved civil and commercial litigation before delving into family law. She was a stay-at-home mom for over 11 years prior to spending the last decade assisting Martina Milau. She has two musically gifted children (although neither she nor her husband can play or sing a single note), and enjoys listening to all kinds of music. Learn more about Susan here.

Melanie Earland

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Born and raised in BC, Melanie Earland is a senior conveyancer at Clark Woods LLP.  She has worked in real estate conveyancing for the last 15 years and prides herself on making the process as stress free as possible for our clients. Melanie is an avid sports fan and loves watching NFL Sundays and the Vancouver Canucks. Melanie also enjoys spending time with her three grown children, her husband, and her dogs. Learn more about Melanie here.

Tonya Gulbrandsen

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Tonya has an extensive background in sales and office administration throughout a variety of industries. While new to law, she brings with her a wealth of experience, fantastic interpersonal skills, and a big smile to the office. Outside of Clark Woods LLP, Tonya enjoys spending her free time at the gym, playing softball, and being outdoors. Learn more about Tonya here.

Ashley Kaila 

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Fluent in Punjabi and English, Ashley joined Clark Woods LLP as an articling student but quickly expressed interest in family law. She is passionate about advocating for vulnerable women and bringing their voices forward. Ashley loves to spend time with her family and friends, trying new coffee shops, and traveling. Learn more about Ashley here.  

Anisha Karia 

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Before attending law school at the University of Alberta, Anisha worked as a crisis worker and peer advocate for women escaping violence in Vancouver. She uses this experience to inspire her work as a family lawyer. Anisha is fluent in French and spoken Gujarati, and enjoys exploring BC, cooking, and spending time with family. Learn more about Anisha here.

Cristin McCambridge

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Cristin is one of the newer additions to the Clark Woods LLP support team, but she brings superior interpersonal skills and widespread experience from her background in the hospitality industry. In her spare time, Cristin enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing soccer, and going on road trips. Learn more about Cristin here.

Martina Milau

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A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Law School, Martina has over 20 years of legal experience. Helping clients navigate their marital issues has been, and continues to be, very rewarding to her. She has helped many clients resolve high conflict parenting issues, inclusive of assisting clients in addressing parental alienation. Martina is also a mother of two. Learn more about Martina here.

Christina Muzzatti

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Born and raised in Windsor Ontario, Christina is a new arrival to the West Coast. Prior to arriving, she graduated from St. Clair College where she received her Paralegal Diploma. During school, Christina volunteered at a Legal Walk-In Clinic where she assisted low-income residents. With a background in the hospitality industry, Christina knows how to deliver exceptional customer service skills. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys discovering all of what BC has to offer. Learn more about Christina here.

To learn more about the team at Clark Woods LLP, or to receive a consultation, call (604) 330-1777 or visit the contact page on our website.