Krista Clendenning is an associate lawyer with Tradition Law LLP, Estates and Trusts practicing in estate planning and estate administration.
Krista graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 2017. Throughout law school, Krista was a member of Pro Bono Students Canada and worked on projects with New Directions and the Community Unemployed Help Centre. She was also a member of the Manitoba Law Students Association and worked at the Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg. Krista was awarded the Class of 1980 Prize by her classmates for distinguished representation of the Faculty of Law in the community and outstanding involvement in extracurricular activities.
Krista completed her articles with Legal Aid in the areas of child protection and family law. In this role, she gained experience navigating complex family dynamics, which enables her to bring a unique perspective to the estate planning process. During her articles, Krista also completed training in collaborative law, conflict resolution and cross-cultural awareness. She endeavours to provide her clients with exceptional service and is passionate about finding a solution to each client’s unique needs.
Krista is currently a board member of Continuity Care. This role has both broadened her understanding of the difficulties faced by individuals with disabilities, as well as enabled her to provide meaningful insight in the context of estate planning for family members with intellectual disabilities.
Krista is the editor of the Manitoba chapter of the National Concordance, a reference guide for estate and succession law across Canada. She also recently co-authored a case annotation published in the Canadian Estates and Trusts Reports.
Krista enjoys spending time at the lake with her family. She stays active playing a variety of sports including soccer, softball and curling. Krista is a proud Winnipegger and enjoys taking advantage of all that Winnipeg has to offer.