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Why Sarah?

Why work with me?

Because I have the experience, the knowledge, and the good judgment to be able to tell you: 1) whether to start a claim, 2) how to present and argue your claim, and 3) whether to settle your claim or take the case to court.

Because I will take the time to explain what is happening in your case, why it is happening, and what the next steps will be at every stage of your claim.

Because I will answer your calls and email messages as soon as possible. If I am at the office when you call, you will speak to me, not to an assistant or paralegal.

And now the biography:

I was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2001. I have acted for both plaintiffs and defendants at the Provincial Court and Supreme Court level, with many successful trial outcomes and many more negotiated settlements that have been favourable for my clients.

In 2007, I was recognized for my extensive community involvement as one of the “Visionaries Under Forty” for Vancouver Island. In 2008, I was awarded the Victoria Bar Association’s Pamela Murray Award, which is presented to a lawyer who has consistently maintained high professional standards and contributed substantially to the well-being of the Victoria Bar.

I return to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law to judge mock applications and to speak with law students about the practice of law, and I volunteer with the Law Society of BC’s Professional Legal Training Course to provide guidance on bringing applications in Judge’s or Master’s Chambers. I was very proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria from 2005 to 2016, including three terms as President. I remain involved with BBBS Victoria as a member of the Personnel Committee.

I have been very active in the Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”) since 2000, serving on the executive of the Young Lawyers (Victoria) subsection of the CBA from 2001 to 2007, and as the Chair of the national Young Lawyers In 2008/2009. I was actively involved in reintroducing Law Day to Victoria, and have served as a Provincial Council member from 2009 to 2014, and 2016 to present. I was the Young Lawyers Representative on the Executive Committee of the Provincial Council for 2004/2005, and returned as a Director for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

portrait of oscar the bulldog

And now a bit about Oscar, the DOG:

Oscar is the Director of Greetings at the Law Office of Sarah L. Klinger.

He spends most of his time napping in my office, but is available for consultations in the boardroom upon request.