Jenny Bains

Jenny Bains

Jenny is a lawyer with RWE Family Law. Jenny’s commitment to access to justice is what inspired her to become a lawyer. Jenny completed her law degree at Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in Criminology and minored in Business Administration.

Jenny has experience appearing regularly in court for hearings, family management conferences, and family settlement conferences. She has drafted pleadings and assisted counsel with drafting family law agreements. Jenny is highly skilled at analyzing case law, communicating legal research, and drafting submissions for argument. She has a clear and effective communication style that helps our clients feel at ease.

During law school, Jenny maintained an active role in the community. Jenny was the Founder and President of the TRU Access to Justice Law Club, Executive Advisor of the TRU Business Law Society, Vice-President of the TRU First Generation Network, and Volunteer Coordinator for the TRU SLS Conference. She also worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Andrew Pilliar as a part of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) West.

Jenny was awarded the BC Public Interest Award by the Law Foundation of BC for her commitment to public interest law and access to justice. She was also awarded the UREAP Award to conduct her own original research study. More recently, Jenny was selected to be a Member of the CBABC Access to Justice Committee.

Prior to attending law school, Jenny worked at Legal Aid BC. Through this experience, she was able to assist people with serious family problems, child protection matters, immigration issues, and criminal law issues.

In her spare time, Jenny enjoys exploring new local restaurants, staying active, travelling, website design and spending time with her dogs. Jenny is also fluent in Punjabi.