Emily joined the firm as an articling student and returned as an associate following her call to the Bar. She practices primarily in the areas of labour relations, human rights, and civil litigation.
In addition to her commitment to organized labour, Emily is an advocate for the rights of working people in non-unionized settings. Her legal training included a clinical intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services where she represented workers at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada, and Small Claims Court. Emily also gained practice experience at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic where she supported clients experiencing multiple intersecting inequalities and sexualized violence, in the workplace and elsewhere.
Graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, Emily received several academic awards including, the Stringer LLP Essay Prize in Labour Law, the Wendy Babcock Social Justice Award, and the Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-in-Law Award from the Women's Law Association of Ontario. As a law student, Emily served as a senior editor on the Journal of Law and Social Policy, an active member of the Osgoode Hall Law Union, and a volunteer with the Workers’ Action Centre and the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign.
Prior to practicing law, Emily worked in community organizations focused on ending violence against women and advancing sexual health and reproductive rights. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University.
Emily is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Law Union of Ontario.