Carley graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Juris Doctor degree in 2016. She received many accolades for her academic work throughout law school including the prestigious Max Steinkopf Entrance Award, The Archie Micay Q.C. Prize for the second highest standing in law, The Frances May Telford Bursary, The Yude M. Henteleff Awards in Human Rights and Civil Liberties, The L.D. Morosnick Prize for Sentencing and Penal Policy, The Lloyd Aitken Memorial Bursary, and the coveted Pitblado Scholarship.
With a background in criminology, Carley chose early on to focus on the practice of criminal defence law. She immersed herself in the field by taking clinical criminal law classes, volunteering at the University Law Centre as a student lawyer, and spending summers working at the Kenora Crown Attorneyâï¿½ï¿½s Office in Kenora, Ontario, and later, as a summer student at Brodsky & Company. Carley continued with Brodsky & Company throughout her articling year and was then hired on as a lawyer following her Call to the Bar.
Since then, Carley has appeared at every level of court in Manitoba, including the Provincial Court, the Court of Queenâï¿½ï¿½s Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal. Carley remains a member of the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba.