Kyle Dear

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Kyle Dear

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Services provided by Kyle Dear Law Corporation.

Education
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
  • University of Manitoba (B.A. 1995; LL.B. 1999)

Kyle has practiced in the areas of commercial, construction and insurance litigation since her articling year (1999) and Call to the Manitoba Bar (2000). Since early 2012, she has also practiced in the area of Indigenous Law, with a focus on Specific Claims.

Kyle has extensive advocacy and appellate advocacy experience. She has made appearances and submissions before all levels of Court in Manitoba, the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before various administrative, professional and regulatory bodies.

Kyle has expertise in a broad range of areas, including insurance, contractual disputes, negligence, construction litigation, debtor/creditor litigation, administrative law, trust litigation and pension law matters.

Kyle has had the privilege of serving on various Law Society of Manitoba committees and subcommittees, and is currently serving as a Bencher of the Law Society.

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Civil Litigation Subsection
  • Construction and Infrastructure Subsection
  • Indigenous Law Subsection
  • Women Lawyers’ Forum
  • Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute

Positions

  • Law Society of Manitoba, Bencher (December 2018- May 2020; May 2021 ‑ present)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Nominating Committee 2022
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Practice and Ethics Committee 2021 (Chairperson), 2020
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Professional Liability Claims Fund Committee 2021 (Vice Chairperson)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Discipline Committee 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Law Society  of Manitoba, President’s Special Committee on Health and Wellness 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Community Legal Education Association, Liaison, 2021
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Admissions and Education Appeals Committee 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Equity Committee 2019, 2018, 2015, 2013, 2010
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Justicia Flexible Work Arrangement Guide Committee, a Special Committee appointed by the Equity Committee, Co-Chair 2013
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Admissions and Education Committee 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011
  • Law Society of Manitoba, President’s Special Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services 2018
  • Law Society of Manitoba, President’s Special Committee on Trust Safety 2014
  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Associates Committee, Co-Chair (2018 ‑ 2021)
  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Litigation Department Presentation Coordinator (2018 ‑ 2019)
  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member (2001 ‑ present)

Lectures

  • CPLED, Law Society of Manitoba, Learning Group Facilitator (2009 ‑ 2013, 2017 ‑ 2018)
  • Midwinter Conference, 2013 ‑ “The Rule in Browne v. Dunn”

Community Involvement

  • Winnipeg Harvest (now Harvest Manitoba), Volunteer (2016 ‑ 2020)
  • Siloam Mission, Volunteer (2010 ‑ 2016)
  • Manta Aquatic Club Inc., Director (2015 ‑ 2016)
  • Freeze Frame International Inc., Director (1999 ‑ 2000)