September 24, 2021 by Jen Schreurs
Our team of lawyers have a very diverse background coming from all parts of the country with extensive knowledge helping people with their legal needs.
Associate Jen Schreurs is the newest lawyer to join the practice. As a Kamloops native, she decided to leave British Columbia to pursue her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, graduating in 2015. From there, she flew across the Atlantic Ocean to attend the University of Sussex in England to complete her Bachelor of Law degree before returning home.
Following her schooling, she moved to Vancouver and began working with a law firm taking on Real Estate, Corporate, and Estate Planning. She was called to Bar in 2019.
We find out a little bit more about Jen in this “Legal Bites” Q & A:
1. Tell us a little about your practice
I practice in the area of Wills and Estates, with a little bit of corporate law thrown in the mix!
2. Why did you go to law school, and what school did you attend?
I went to law school in the United Kingdom at the University of Sussex and did a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
3. How did you get to where you are today?
To be honest, it came down to mainly hard work with a little bit of luck thrown in.
4. What is your most significant achievement so far? What are you proud of?
My most significant achievement outside of practicing law is running a full marathon! That took a lot of hard work and dedication, much like I give my practice. My dedication to things I am passionate about it is definitely something I am proud of.
5. What are some key challenges, and more importantly, opportunities for young people in law?
One of the key challenges can be finding your place and your fit. There are so many kinds of law to practice and so many kinds of firms that it can be hard to find where you fit in best. But there are also so many opportunities that can be gained from asking questions from your mentors, trying new things (under supervision) and taking a chance – like moving to Kelowna!
6. What advice would you give a young person entering law school now that you’ve been through it?
My advice to someone just starting is to ask questions! The chances are you can save a lot of time and effort for yourself by just asking someone your questions instead of guessing.