Biography

Kyla Lee’s practice focuses on defence of driving-related offences, and alcohol-related driving prohibitions.

Kyla is actively involved in her community. She is a member of the TLABC Criminal Law Committee, the Editorial Board for The Verdict, and a former member of the Executive Committee. Kyla represents the CBA on the Criminal Law Section executive, and formerly served on The Advocate’s Society Criminal Law Practice Group. She is involved with TAS’s R. v. Chouhan task force, assisting with decision-making on intervention at the SCC. Kyla is the CLE Co-Chair and on the Board of Directors for the DUI Defence Lawyers Association. She also serves as a National Ambassador to the Universal Women’s Network.

In 2019, Kyla was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. She was awarded the Universal Women’s Network Indigenous Leader Award. Kyla was named the recipient of the DUIDLA BadAss award in 2019. In 2020, Kyla was named a regional finalist in the RBC Women Entrepreneur Awards.

Kyla hosts popular YouTube series Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! and Can You Fail It and the Driving Law podcast.

As well as being a finalist in the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, she was also named best IRP Lawyer by Corporate Vision Magazine.

Kyla is a proud Métis woman.

Lectures Given

Immediate Roadside Prohibition Defence June, 2014
Fraser Valley Bar Association Abbotsford, BC

Judge Alone Trials: The Canadian Way August, 2015
DUI Defence Lawyers Association Chicago, IL

Impaired Driving Investigations for Police August, 2015
Sea-to-Sky RCMP Squamish, BC

Blowing in the Wind: Finding Justice in IRP Cases March, 2016
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

Issues Arising Under Legalization: Impaired Driving – March, 2017
CLEBC Vancouver, BC

Bill C-46: Changes to Impaired Driving Law June, 2017
Westclass New Westminster, BC

DRE Classification and Overview December, 2017
Canadian Impaired Driving Lawyers Association Richmond, BC

Due Process: Up in Smoke July, 2018
Liberty and Economics Lecture Series New Westminster, BC

The New Impaired Driving Regime: An Introduction – September, 2018
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

 

Impaired Driving and Driving While Prohibited Bi-annually
UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Vancouver, BC

Changes to Canadian Impaired Driving Law –  September, 2018
BC Humanist Society Vancouver, BC

Bill C-46: Changes to Impaired Driving Law – October, 2018
Calgary Criminal Defence Association Calgary, AB

Violation Ticket and Immediate Roadside Prohibition Police Mistakes – February, 2019
Deas Island Traffic Services and Surrey RCMP Surrey, BC

Cannabis Legalization and Impaired Driving – February, 2019
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops, BC

Drug Recognition Evaluation: Civil and Criminal Case Considerations – March, 2019
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

Cannabis Impaired Driving – March, 2019
Canadian Bar Association – Yukon Branch Whitehorse, YK

Media Savvy Tips for Young Lawyers – April, 2019
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Whistler, BC

Immediate Roadside Prohibitions – Common Errors – June, 2019
Coquitlam RCMP Coquitlam, BC

Podcasts

Feb 1st, 2020

EPISODE 33 - THE FEAR OF ROAD RAGE WITH KYLA LEE AND SAM TONNING

Voting ends November 13, 2020

Voting in the Bencher election takes place between Friday, October 30 until 5:00pm on Friday, November 13, 2020. Votes will be counted on Monday, November 16, 2020. See the Law Society of BC website for more information.

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