Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- B.A., University of Victoria, 2002
- J.D., Thompson Rivers University, 2016
- Called to the Bar in British Columbia – May 2017
Jeanine was born and raised in Vancouver. Following graduation from Prince of Wales Secondary, she moved to Victoria and obtained her B.A. from the Child and Youth Care program at UVic.
Prior to law school, Jeanine worked for 9 years at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. During her time at the YMCA she held a number of senior positions, including two years as Manager of School Age Child Care Programs. At the YMCA Jeanine worked with a diverse range of families, employees, and large organizations including School Boards, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and the United Way. Her experience at the YMCA has equipped her with a unique perspective on the area of family law in particular. Her time at the YMCA also played a significant role in her decision to become a lawyer, and an advocate.
Jeanine attended law school at Thompson Rivers University. A highlight of her time in law school was representing Thompson Rivers at the Wilson Moot in 2016. The Wilson Moot is a national moot competition in the area of constitutional law and takes place each year in Toronto. Jeanine was also involved throughout law school in the community legal information service, providing free legal resources and information to the public. She also volunteered with the Law Student’s Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) at UBC in the summer of 2015, where she worked on criminal and small claims matters.
Jeanine speaks Spanish, and has volunteered and worked with a number of organizations focusing on human rights in Latin America. During law school she worked with the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, where she conducted legal research on the role of Canadian mining companies in Latin America, and continues to be involved as a volunteer. In 2011, she lived for 6 months in Guatemala ,working with youth and children at an organization called Safe Passage, which is located in the community surrounding the Guatemala City garbage dump. In 2005, she participated in an exchange program through the YMCA working in a shelter for youth who had been detained after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.
Locally, Jeanine is a member of the Kamloops YM/YWCA Board of Directors, and she has volunteered with the “Pit Stop” lunch program through Kamloops United Church. Jeanine is a member of the Kamloops Bike Rider’s Association (KBRA), and she is on the organizing committee for the “KBRA Kids League”, a series of mountain bike races for kids in Kamloops.
Outside of her professional work, Jeanine is an active mountain bike racer and skier. She was Provincial Champion in cross country mountain bike in her age category in 2012 & 2014. She also has worked as a ski instructor for children at Whistler-Blackcomb.
Jeanine is thrilled to be working at Paul & Company. She is very pleased to be starting her legal career working with such experienced and skilled counsel. Her previous career and life experience prior to law school make her a strong addition to the Paul & Company team. She appears regularly in both Provincial and Supreme Court representing clients in both family and criminal matters.