Leah Schurian, B.A., J.D.

 

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Welcome to Woodhaven Law

Hello, it’s nice to meet you!

I am a busy mother of two (plus one dog).  I founded Woodhaven Law in 2019 so that I could continue helping my clients while also spending as much time as possible with my little ones.  The name was inspired by the park adjacent to our home.

I was born and raised in Kelowna and have strong roots in the community.

I attended elementary, middle, and high school in Kelowna and completed a legal administrative assistant course at Okanagan University College. I worked part time in that field while paying my way through university.  I completed my Bachelor of Arts at UBC (Okanagan) in 2008 with a major in International Relations.

In 2013 I completed my law degree at the Univesity of Alberta.

In my first year I was the grateful recipient of the Jim Muller Memorial Bursary. I volunteered with Student Legal Services, providing free legal assistance to low income individuals in the Edmonton community. 

I was also a member of the Environmental Law Club and the Student Animal Legal Defence Fund Club.  I helped conduct legal research that was instrumental in the creation of the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC) caselaw database.

I began my legal career with a prestigious regional firm.

There I articled and spent my first year of call working in the litigation department.  I quickly realized that litigation was not the right fit for me, so I transitioned to a solicitor practice focusing on estates and business law.  I haven’t looked back since!

​I enjoy volunteering for causes that are close to my heart.

I have been a volunteer with the BCSPCA since 2012 and am currently Chair of the Kelowna branch Community Council.

I have provided pro bono legal services to animal rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations providing valuable services in our community. 

I am a founding member and current president of the Friends of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Society, and I previously served on the Board of Directors for the Kelowna Summer Theatre Festival.

Welcome to Woodhaven Law

I am passionate about making legal services more accessible to everyday people, which is why I offer many of my services on a “pay what you can” or sliding scale basis. 

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