Education

Bar Admission

  • 2020 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Emma Waterman is an Associate at the firm and a member of our Wills, Estates + Trusts, Labour + Employment, Business Disputes, and Insurance Practice Groups. Her practice is entirely litigation-based, with a focus on estate, employment, health, and commercial matters.

Emma has represented clients before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

Following her graduation from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Emma completed a clerkship with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, clerking for eight different justices at the trial level. Emma volunteered with the Justice Education Society during her clerkship, teaching high school students about the role the courts play in our society. She continued on to complete her articles at the firm.

During law school Emma was involved with various student-led initiatives and was an enthusiastic intramural athlete. She coordinated the inaugural Women in Law Panel, an award-winning and now-annual event; volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and Access Pro Bono, two organizations she continues to volunteer with as an Associate; and she competed for UVic at the Gale Cup Moot Court Competition. Emma worked as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC in the summer following her first year of law school, making adjudicative decisions.

Prior to law school, Emma completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, and earned a Certificate in Intercultural Communication.

On A Personal Note...

Emma likes to read as many books a year as she can and tend to her community garden plot. She is also a (very) amateur potter.

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