About Family Lawyer Kristin M.J. Rongve
About Kristin Rongve
Kristin grew up in Yellowknife and Saskatchewan before attending the University of Saskatchewan for her undergraduate degree and to complete her law school degree.
Following graduation, she moved to BC to article in the Fraser Valley. She made the decision after a March visit to Vancouver when the trees were in bud and the flowers were in bloom. When she moved out to BC, the Saskatoon snowstorms were not missed!
Because of the better weather, the landscapes that inspire her daily, and the friends and family she has on the island, Kristin moved to Nanaimo permanently in 1995. The main focus of Kristin’s work is in the area of family law but she also handles other civil court cases. She finds great satisfaction in helping people come to the best resolution possible in the most cost-effective manner. Knowing she’s helped people through a difficult time is a constant source of motivation.
Organizations & Volunteer Work
Kristin is active as a volunteer within the legal community. Over the course of her career she has been involved with the following organizations as a:
A member of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Chair of the Nanaimo City Bar Association, family law section
Director’s Board Chair for 2019/2020 and board member from 2013 to 2020 of the
BC Continuing Legal Education Society
At a community level, Kristin is a past board member for Haven: A Society for Women & Children and has been a member of Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary since 2001. She continues to be an active member of that organization. She had had a variety of positions through that club, including club president, and has helped with many community projects. She was the club’s Rotarian of the Year in 2011.
Kristin is a self-confessed “inconsistent amateur photographer,” but humble as she may be the one thing her clients often comment on when visiting her office are the photographs on the walls. Her landscape portraits often feature what she likes most about Vancouver Island: the greenery, the hikes, the trees, and the ocean. Her other photos showcase what she has loved the most about her travels.