Nicole Sarauer, a well-known pro bono lawyer and Regina Catholic School Board trustee, has been selected to be the NDP’s candidate in Regina Douglas Park.
Sarauer was chosen Thursday night at a contested nomination. NDP Leader Cam Broten said Sarauer is a great choice for the NDP team of candidates, and for families in Regina Douglas Park.
“Nicole exercises her compassion using common sense and a great deal of wisdom,” said Broten. “As a pro bono lawyer and as a school board trustee, her commitment to ensuring everyone is given a fair chance to get ahead and fulfill their potential is fantastic.”
Sarauer grew up in Regina and studied at the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan, completing a Juris Doctorate in Law with Honours in 2009. After practicing law at Kanuka Thuringer LLP, Sarauer chose to move to Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS), a non-profit organization. PBLS arranges for lawyers who can deliver high-quality legal services to provide free representation to those who need access to the justice system, but can’t afford it. PBLS and Sarauer work to make a difficult and complex system more accessible, for example helping a young parent through the process of obtaining child support.
In 2012, Sarauer was elected as a Trustee of the Regina Catholic School Board, and has been a vocal advocate for government and administration to consult, and listen to teachers and parents when it comes to education.
Sarauer has also served as a volunteer with the Regina Sexual Assault Centre; a board member for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; a board member of Regina’s chapter of Amnesty International; and a volunteer and board member with the YWCA Big Sisters program.
Recently, at 27 year old, Sarauer was named one of CBC and Metro’s Future 40, singled out for her exceptional volunteerism and work as a community advocate.