“It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone, even if you believe in something very strongly.”
– Reginald Rose, Twelve Angry Men
Kaye Booth is an Associate Lawyer at MacLean Law’s Calgary Office. She has a passion for justice and for advocating for the vulnerable. Empathy is a central component to her practice – she knows that while running her files is her job, to her clients, it’s their lives. Family law is a practice that is necessarily human. Kaye treats every file with that principle in mind.
Kaye Booth began her legal career as a judicial clerk with the Provincial Court of Alberta, where she advised Provincial Court judges of the law, and gained valuable experience listening to their perceptions of litigants and learning what influenced their decisions. She then joined the team at MacLean Law, where she began applying what she learned from judges to her client’s real life issues.
At law school, Kaye volunteered with Student Legal Assistance and Pro Bono Students Canada. A highlight of her volunteer work was launching and recording the Hearsay Podcast, a free legal information podcast which aired on CJSW. Other students have continued on the Hearsay Podcast since Kaye graduated.
Kaye also worked as a research assistant with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, and had the great honour to work as an editor for Dr. Maureen Duffy’s book, “Detention of Terrorism Suspects: Political Discourse and Fragmented Practices”. She also designed and taught a LSAT summer course for low income students.
Before working in law, Kaye worked full-time in the world of theatre, both as a performer and as the head of Theatre Calgary’s education program. Kaye gained invaluable skills that have helped her become a confident litigator, and also learned how to look at problems from a creative angle, and unearth solutions outside of convention.
When Kaye is not working, she is spending time with her wonderful son, husband, and greyhound, Westie. Kaye loves attending theatre, doing yoga, playing strategy games, and adding to her vinyl record collection.
Papers and Presentations
County of Carleton Law Association – Family Law Institute – COVID 19: Parenting Challenges and Determining Income During the Pandemic
- 2019: Juris Doctor, University of Calgary
- 2012: Bachelor of Acts in Psychology, University of Calgary
- 2012: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama, University of Calgary
Member of the Alberta Bar Association
- 2020: Lawyer, MacLean Law, Calgary, AB
- 2020: Student-at-Law, MacLean Law, Calgary, AB
- 2019-2020: Student-at-Law, the Provincial Court of Alberta
- 2019: Research Assistant, Dr. Maureen Duffy, University of Calgary
- 2018: LSAT Instructor and Curriculum Designer, Law School Access Program
- 2017-2018: Summer Student, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
- 2016-2019: Volunteer and Project Leader with Pro Bono Students Association
- 2016-2019: Volunteer with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
- 2016-2018: Volunteer with Student Legal Assistance
- 2015-2016: Publicist and Board Member with the Betty Mitchell Awards Committee
- 2012-2014: Treasurer with Inside Out Theatre
- 2011-2013: Crisis Line Volunteer with the Calgary Distress Centre
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