Background & Experience
Kirby Smith is dedicated to advocating on behalf of unions and workers. She focuses on labour, employment and human rights law and has represented clients before boards and tribunals and appeared before the provincial and superior courts in Alberta.
While studying law at McGill University, Kirby clerked for the Superior Court of Québec in Montreal. She completed her articles for the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union where she represented the union at mediation and arbitration. She has also worked as a Crown Prosecutor in Alberta and as an Industrial Relations Officer for the Employment Standards Branch.
Kirby sits as a board member of Strathcona Health Society and is a committed volunteer with Access Pro Bono BC. During law school, Kirby was an executive member of the Sexual Assault Law Club, completed a legal internship with the Montreal SPCA and volunteered each year with Montreal-based community organizations through Pro Bono Students Canada, including with the Centre for Community Organization, Stella and Share the Warmth.
She is fluent in French.