About Us - KDK Legal

Kayla Demars-Krentz

“As a former avid litigator with extensive experience running trials in both the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan and the court of Queen’s Bench in family law, criminal law and civil matters, I now devote my energy and expertise to paving pathways for better processes to resolve family law disputes without court intervention.

As a trained collaborative lawyer, mediator, and parenting coordinator, my caring and comprehensive approach endeavours to reduce the heartache, stress and pain of the legal process by early intervention and resolution through negotiation.”

Academic Credentials

2022 Candidate, Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution, Osgoode, Hall, York University

2012 Juris Doctor, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law

2006 B.A. Honours with High Honours in Psychology, University of Regina

2003 Bilingual Certificate Program, Summer Language Bursary, Glendon College, York University

Practical Training

2016 Certified Parenting Coordinator

2014 Advanced collaborative practice training

2013 Certified to practice Collaborative Law

2008 Certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Trilingual (English, French, Spanish) and practice law in all languages monthly

Experience

Kayla founded the KDK legal out-of-court-divorce team in 2018 to create a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to resolving legal disputes. Their diverse team offers unbundled services with a focus on family law and solving disputes using dispute resolution or the Saskatchewan government insurance mediator.

  • Practices all areas of family law, criminal law, real estate, wills and estates
  • Appeared in all levels of Court including Chambers, the Court of Appeal Chambers, the Court of
    Appeal, Queen’s Bench trials, Provincial Court trials, and Small Claims matters
  • Experience preparing for and carrying out pre-trial conferences, case management conferences, and
    preliminary hearings
  • Assisting in document preparation, researching case law, and various and other tasks as required
  • Preparing briefs for Queen’s Bench matters, written and oral submissions

2019 Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition, Coach (Third place Individual)

2011 American College of Trial Lawyers Award for Recognition

2011 Sopinka Cup – National Trial Advocacy Competition First Place

2011 McIntyre Cup Championship (Western Canada Trial Advocacy Moot) First place

2003 – 2006 University of Regina Scholar

2002 Governor General’s Bronze Medal, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Recipient,
University of Regina Academic Scholarship

2019 National Ethics Committee for Parenting Coordination, ADR Institute of Canada

2018 – 2019 Coach, Walsh Family Law Negotiation Moot Team, Competition held at Osgoode Hall

2016 -2019 Facilitator, Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) Learning Exercise Module 1, Advising and Interviewing

2018 – 2019 President of the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Board of Directors

2014 -2019 Board of Directors Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Inc

2009 – 2015 Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan

2016 – 2019 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

2013 -2019 ADR Institute of Saskatchewan and ADR Institute of Canada

2014 – 2019 l’Association des jurist d’expression francaise de la Saskatchewan

2011 – 2019 Regina Bar Association

2009 – 2019 Canadian Bar Association

201 – 2018 Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association

201 – 2013 Saskatchewan Young Entrepreneurs Association

2002 – 2012 Golden Key Society Member

Pelletier v Hooper , 2017 SKCA 111 (CanLII)
Hooper v Pelletier , 2016 SKQB 256 (CanLII)
Sather v Sather, 2016 SKQB 194 (CanLII)
Sather v Sather, 2015 SKQB 247 (CanLII)
S.D.M. v K.M.M., 2016 SKQB 286 (CanLII)
Egware v Egware, 2016 SKQB 116 (CanLII)
Karst v Migneault, 2015 SKQB 236 (CanLII)

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We work as a collaborative team with high caliber professionals to give our clients the highest quality advice possible.

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