Lily regularly represents clients before administrative tribunals and has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. She has also represented clients on defending against applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Clients appreciate Lily’s collaborative approach and superior communication skills - honed during her time as an award-winning journalist and editor with some of Canada’s most-recognized daily publications, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal. This has helped Lily to develop excellent written advocacy abilities, which serve clients well across all levels of courts and tribunals.
When advising clients, Lily believes in practicing “preventative law” by identifying potential future issues before they develop.
Value to Clients
“As a lawyer, one of my responsibilities is to make things clear for my client - to distill complex, nuanced matters into plain language and draw their attention to the key issues so that decision makers can make an informed choice. To do this, I make sure that I gather all available facts and other information. My goal is to help my client put their best foot forward, and ultimately position them for success before the administrative tribunal or inside the court room, and beyond.”
Lily is a member of the Professional Regulatory group at Field Law, which regularly holds workshop and training seminars and has developed many video and other training tools relied upon by the regulated professions in Alberta. She has presented before many regulatory professionals and has developed and delivered a workshop seminar on legal risks for health professionals participating in Medical Assistance in Dying under recent Criminal Code amendments. Lily is also the editor of Field Law’s Perspectives for the Profession newsletter, which publishes 2-3 times a year.
Outside of Work
Whether she’s gardening, reading, or spending time with family, Lily always finds ways to keep herself busy outside of the office. Whenever possible, Lily likes to get to the mountains to perfect her downhill skiing technique.
Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Achievement
Ticker Club Award (for business reporting)
National Newspaper Award Citation of Merit
Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89, Federal Court of Appeal
Gale v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, 2012 ABQB 702, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
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