Inspired at a young age by her aunt, a prolific human rights lawyer, who represented the Assembly of First Nations for the historic Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, Erin impressed us from the get-go.
“From the beginning, I was impressed with MT+Co.’s progressive, highly-specialized practice. The day of my in-firm interview, I sat down with Sarah Bird, Jennifer Wiegele, Jennifer Yong, and baby Lola and we had a refreshingly frank conversation about the changing landscape of the legal profession and, most importantly, their role in it. I realized then that, in addition to being leaders in their field, the people at this firm truly are braving an unconventional practice and transforming the way people encounter legal professionals. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
Prior to working at MT+Co., Erin worked as a legal intern under Suzanne Mercier, General Counsel at BuildDirect.com Technologies, a local tech company. What started as a summer internship evolved into a year-long part-time position throughout the school year.
Erin completed her Arts degree, majoring in English Literature at UBC. For the last semester of her degree, Erin went on exchange to UNSW in Sydney, Australia and then continued to live there for a year before returning home and applying to law school.
In her first year of law school, Erin achieved the top grade in Public Law and was awarded the David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing. In her third year, Erin won the Bruce H. McColl Memorial Prize for Excellence in Human Rights Law.
Erin volunteers with a non-profit called Pets and Friends as an animal therapy volunteer – bringing her rescue pit bull Sawyer to visit patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Volunteering helps Erin maintain perspective and a strong connection with the community.
But that’s not all, Erin also has a green belt in Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu and is a competitive Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifter, giving David Allardice a run for his money – he may not be our only Olympic super star after all!