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dren’s endeavours by volunteering as a soccer team manager, a swim meet
manager, a board member and a superfan. She travelled throughout the
province with her children and supported their teams for many years.
In 2013, Jennifer moved from family law to become general counsel,
director of legal services and information management, and corporate secretary
for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”) at its head
office in Kamloops. Being corporate counsel provided a new series of challenges
that she embraced, and she excelled in her role. As corporate counsel,
Jennifer oversaw a legal department that grew substantially in size and
in scope until her next chapter as a Supreme Court master began in 2019.
While working for BCLC, Jennifer provided legal counsel for a wide
range of business initiatives, legislative analysis and corporate governance
matters. Recognizing the ability to mentor and develop new graduates from
Thompson Rivers University law school, Jennifer was instrumental in
developing an articling student program at BCLC. In addition to her many
other responsibilities, BCLC’s general counsel became lovingly known and
referred to as “Jeneral Keim”. She in turn took great pride in developing her
junior lawyers—or, as they were often referred to, her “ducklings”.
Throughout her busy career, Jennifer has always continued to give back
to her community. Her many contributions have included volunteering at
the PIT Stop, a local organization that provides hot meals to marginalized
members of the Kamloops community; spearheading the establishment
and construction of a residential subsidized apartment building; sitting on
various local boards; and baking thousands and thousands of cookies, bars
and squares each year during the holidays to raise funds to support those in
Jennifer and her partner, Arran, enjoy travelling, golfing and entertaining,
and her annual Super Bowl party has now passed its 20th anniversary.
As a master of the Supreme Court, Jennifer brings a sharp legal and analytical
mind, strong family law practical experience and a solid financial
background. Equally important is Master Keim’s ability to listen and to
provide guidance and practical direction both to lawyers and to self-