Sarah N. Kriekle

Articling Student
Profile

We welcomed Sarah back as a Student-at-Law in August 2021 following her two previous summers working as a Summer Law Student for the firm. She will complete the remainder of her composite articling term under partner Trista Carey. Sarah recently completed 8 weeks of articling under Koren Lightning-Earle with the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge, where she worked with multiple Indigenous communities in various stages of law revitalization and development, with a particular focus on child welfare laws.

Sarah graduated with a JD from the University of Alberta in 2021. During law school she served as an elected representative on both the Indigenous Law Students Association and the Student Articling Committee and was co-lead of the award winning ReconciliAction YEG blog during the 2020/2021 year. Prior to law school, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Athabasca University while working in a decade-long career in manufacturing and supply chain.

Sarah was born here in Red Deer, and has always lived in the area - even while attending law school in Edmonton. She plans to bring teachings from the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge & her business training into her practice and approach the law in a way that is mindful of the multiple sets of laws that exist on this land. Sarah's areas of interest lie in Indigenous Child Welfare, law revitalization and development, and community governance. She is looking forward to the exposure she'll get to this area of practice, and to a variety of other areas of law under Trista's mentorship over the remainder of her articling term.

Education

Athabasca University – Bachelor of Commerce

University of Alberta – Juris Doctor

Contact

Main Line: 1-403-342-7400

Email:  SarahK@schnell-law.com