Kirsten Lancee is currently a Student-at-law at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence Firm. She graduated from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law in 2019 and began working at Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence Firm in spring 2018.
Kirsten started working in the area of criminal law during her first year of law school when she joined Student Legal Assistance, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation to underprivileged individuals in the areas of criminal, family and civil law. Kirsten continued to work at Student Legal Assistance throughout law school and ran numerous trials. In 2018, she was elected to the Student Legal Assistance Executive as Trial Coordinator, where she oversaw and provided mentorship to the Trial Division program. Kirsten was also awarded the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Trial Advocacy Prize for her dedication to Student Legal Assistance and outstanding performance in clinical practice and trial advocacy.
Before law school, Kirsten earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class Honours from the University of Alberta. In 2019, Kirsten completed her J.D. from the University of Calgary after focusing her studies in criminal law. During law school, she received a number of academic awards, including the Margaret and Robert Montgomery Law Scholarship and the Judith R. Norman Memorial Award for demonstrating leadership and superior ability in the areas of interviewing, counselling and negotiation. In 2018, Kirsten was selected to compete at the Canadian Client Consultation Competition, and in 2019 she competed at the Western Canada MacIntyre Cup Trial Competition.