Kayla Bergsson – MacIsaac & Company Associate

I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) and a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Victoria. During my law degree, the law school’s journal Appeal published an article of mine and the Law Students’ Society presented me with its Scales of Justice award for the student who best demonstrated a balanced approach to their legal education. I was called to the BC bar in September, 2019.

MacIsaac & Company’s Human Rights Law Group is headed by me. I began working for the law firm of MacIsaac & Company after graduating from high school in 2008 and I have continued working for the firm in various positions between University semesters ever since. This gave me a wealth of experience serving clients prior to becoming an associate lawyer with the firm. I have a specific interest in practicing Human Rights Law because it merges my passion for social justice with the valuable experience I have gained from working on personal injury law files over the years.

Apart from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, getting outside, and singing and song writing. My toddler brings me so much joy and inspires me to live in a good way.

I grew up on WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) territory in what is now often referred to as Victoria and I am primarily of English, French, Scottish, and Danish descent. I have always been told by my mother that my great great grandmother was Coast Salish and I am in the process of learning more about which Coast Salish Nation my great great grandmother was from. Since indigeneity is only a small part of my identity and I have no connections to my great great grandmother’s community, I consider myself a settler and an ally to Indigenous peoples. Being an ally is a process and I am constantly learning more about how I can do better.

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