Kimberly D. Visram Partner

Areas of Practice
Agricultural Business Law | Employment Law | Family Law | Litigation | Wills & Estate Planning

Profile:
Kim has practiced with the firm since she completed law school in 2009 and became a Partner in 2019. Kim’s practice commenced primarily in the area of litigation and she has successfully appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Saskatchewan and has also appeared as counsel before the Federal Court of Canada.

Over the years, Kim’s practice has focused on civil disputes, including business and employment disputes, estate disputes and family law. While Kim has extensive litigation experience, her focus is to work with clients to explore creative options to achieve long term solutions in a timely and economical way.

Kim works with individuals, couples and families in regard to a variety of family law issues. In addition to her court room experience, Kim is a Recognized Family Mediator. Kim has additional training to provide legal coaching, mediation and legal services, both in person or online and can discuss with clients a variety of options to determine a process that is best suited to their needs. Regardless of the process, Kim’s focus is to find practical and long-term solutions for her clients. Her goal is not to find quick band aid solutions, but to work with individuals, couples or families as they transition in their relationship.

Kim has years of experience drafting prenuptial and cohabitation agreements and dealing with family law matters that arise in conjunction with corporate or estate succession planning. Kim also works with clients as they transition out of a relationship to address issues such as parenting plans, child support, spousal support, division of family property and divorce. Kim recognizes that even if a marriage ends, a family does not, and feels it is important to preserve as much civility as possible for parents and their children as they transition through a separation or divorce.

Outside of the practice of law, Kim is a mother to two young children that keep her busy and entertained on a daily basis.

Education:
Family Mediator for the purpose of section 44.01 of The Queen’s Bench Act, 1998
Online Dispute Resolution Training (2020)
Family Mediation Training (2020)
Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Family Law Practitioners (2020)
Brain Story Certification (2020)
National Family Law Conference (2014, 2016 & 2018)
Divorce & Taxes Seminar (2014)
Divorce & Family Mediation Training (2012)
Trial Advocacy Workshop (2010)
Admitted to Saskatchewan Bar (2010)
Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2009)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2006)

Awards & Distinctions:
Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association Prize (2009)
Canadian Bar Association Award of Excellence (2009)
Walter and Hertha Tucker Fellowship (2009)
Derek Burton Memorial Award (2009)
John Beke Prize for Children and the Law (2009)

Publications:
Kimberly D. Visram, “Till Death Do Us Part, or Does It? When Spousal Support Obligations Extend Beyond the Grave”, Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Volume 37 (2018)

Kimberly D. Visram, “Spousal Succession Rights upon Death in Saskatchewan”, Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Volume 38, No. 2 (2019)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan Inc.
Member, ADR Institute of Saskatchewan
Member, ADR Institute of Canada
Volunteer, Pro Bono Saskatchewan
Volunteer, Family Legal Assistance Clinic
Editorial Committee, The Saskatchewan Advocate