Emily serves clients at Lister Beaupré as a senior lawyer to its civil litigation section, with a special concentration on providing legal advice on human rights law, employment law, and administrative law. Emily is pleased to represent clients in both English and French.
Emily has significant experience with tribunals, having worked as either a lawyer or adjudicator at several federal and provincial tribunals. This invaluable behind-the-scenes perspective has allowed Emily to learn what kinds of arguments and approaches work before tribunals and courts and which do not. As a lawyer at two federal tribunals, Emily provided legal advice on jurisdiction, conflicts of interest, standards of review, the rules of procedural fairness, and the law of evidence. Emily also provided legal advice on the management of government corporate services such as human resources, contracting, and issues pertaining to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
As an adjudicator with the Landlord and Tenant Board (“LTB”), Emily held hearings into landlord applications alleging rental arrears, undue damage, problematic behaviour (including noise concerns, illegal activities, AirBNB sublets and marijuana and cigarette smoking) and hearings into tenant applications alleging maintenance issues (including cockroach and bedbug problems, flooding damage, and inadequate heat). She adjudicated claims of problematic behaviour (including harassment, illegal entries, illegal lockouts, and illegal rent increases). Emily also created many training documents for new board members at the LTB that are now used provincially, including on how to apply the Ontario Human Rights Code and how to interpret the rent control limits of the Residential Tenancies Act and the standard lease sections of that Act.
In her spare time, Emily volunteers on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, is a member of its Executive Committee and is Chair of its Governance Committee. She has volunteered with Ovarian Cancer Canada’s “Walk of Hope”, has worked as a pro-bono lawyer for the “Child Advocacy Project” with Pro Bono Law Ontario and the Advocates’ Society, and is a past member of the City of Ottawa’s “Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee”. Emily also enjoys long-distance running and cycling, woodworking and gardening.
Call to the Bar
LL.B., McGill University, 2001
B.A. (History and Politics, with a concentration in international relations), Brock University, 1998
Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario
County of Carleton Law Association
Tel. 613 234-2500, ext. 230