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July 6, 2017

Fillmore Riley’s articling student Kajia Eidse-Rempel hired to clerk at Federal Court of Appeal

Fillmore Riley congratulates articling student Kajia Eidse-Rempel for securing a position as a law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA).

After articling at Fillmore Riley two months, Kajia will relocate to Ottawa to commence her year-long clerkship that begins on August 8, 2017.

“We are very proud that Kajia has been hired for this prestigious position,” said Curran McNicol, the partner who oversees summer and articling students. “She will gain invaluable experience at the Federal Court of Appeal that she can draw on when she becomes a lawyer.”

The Federal Court of Appeal decides issues in tax law, intellectual property law, federal administrative law and other areas of law. The FCA’s broad mandate offers a wide and diversified view of Canadian federal law.

Under the direction of judges, law clerks research points of law, prepare legal memoranda, and assist the Judges and Prothonotaries. The FCA clerks also have the opportunity to attend the Supreme Court of Canada hearings of the cases coming from the FCA. Prior to the SCC hearing, a discussion is organized with the judge who wrote the reasons of the decision being appealed to the SCC.

Kajia competed against hundreds of other students across Canada for the FCA clerkship. Not only did the applicants have to be exceptional students, but they also had to demonstrate superior writing skills.

Kajia graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law with Juris Doctor in June 2017. She maintained outstanding marks throughout law school and received recognition as a Pitblado Scholar.

After completing the clerkship and receiving her call to the Ontario Bar, Kajia plans to return to Winnipeg and practise law.