Emma is an articling student at MUNERA. She received her JD from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law. Emma also received her Honors BA in Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies with a double minor in Religion and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining MUNERA, Emma summered at a leading Toronto boutique family law firm where she acquired extensive experience through her work on mediations, arbitrations, motions, and trials, including assisting in appearances at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Amongst others, she has experience working in diverse family law matters including complex high-income disputes, jurisdictional matters under the Hague Convention, mobility cases, and high-conflict cases.
While attending Law school, Emma was the Family Law Supervisor at Western’s Community Legal Services, where she led a team of 15 student caseworkers who handled active family law matters throughout the academic year. She was involved in Western’s legal clinic throughout her law school career, given her commitment to providing access to high-quality legal services for those in need.
Further, Emma completed a Summer Research Fellowship in Family Law with Western University, where she assisted in updating the family law casebook used in Ontario Law Schools – Family Law: Text, Cases, Materials and Notes, 9th ed, Hovius, Maur & Bala (Carswell, 2017), specifically with respect to Parentage and Family Violence. She also conducted research on Family Law in COVID-19, addressing modernization of courts and cooperative co-parenting during a pandemic.
Additionally, Emma has also had experience in corporate law, wills and estates, criminal law, and civil litigation.
In her free time, Emma enjoys beekeeping at her family farm.