Emily practices in our Family Law and Litigation groups. She has appeared successfully before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal. Emily works with clients to identify the best forum for the favorable resolution of their legal issues, whether that be in the courtroom or through another form of alternative dispute resolution, such as negotiation, Mediation and / or Arbitration. Emily is passionate about advocating for her clients to achieve the outcomes that they seek and finding long-lasting resolutions for clients and their families.
Emily joined Vogel Verjee as a summer student in 2014 and began her articles with the firm in June 2016. Emily obtained her J.D. from the University of Calgary in 2016. In 2013, Emily graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Policy Studies and a minor in Economics.
During law school, Emily volunteered as a caseworker with Student Legal Assistance, where she worked with clients with various legal issues. Emily also actively volunteered with ProBono Students Canada; in her second year, Emily volunteered with the Emergency Protection Project, where she interviewed and provided legal information to victims of domestic violence. In her final year of law school, Emily became the Project Leader for the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, where she worked with unrepresented litigants in Small Claims Court. In early 2016, Emily completed a twelve week clerkship at the Provincial Court of Alberta where she worked one-on-one with Provincial Court Judges, gaining litigation experience from the judicial perspective. Since being called to the bar, Emily has been active in the legal community and has been focused on honing her litigation skills. Emily participates in many professional education courses, conferences and seminars in all areas of her practice every year.
Emily was born and raised in Calgary. Emily is an active volunteer with Inn from the Cold Calgary and the Canadian Cancer Society. In her free time, Emily enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.