Biography

I am a lawyer in the firm’s class action practice group, where I act exclusively for plaintiffs. I also act for victims in civil sexual assault cases and have experience handling plaintiff personal injury claims. I have appeared before the BC Provincial Court, the BC Supreme Court, and the BC Court of Appeal.

I was born and raised in Vancouver. I obtained a BA in psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2016 and a JD from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2020. I was called to the BC bar in 2021, after completing my articles at Murphy Battista LLP.

While attending law school, I volunteered as an instructor for the Legal Education Outreach Program, a client intake coordinator with Access Pro Bono, and as a student with the UBC Innocence Project, where I had the opportunity to do meaningful work preparing and submitting an application that led to the Project’s first acquittal. I have worked at Murphy Battista LLP since 2017, while obtaining my law degree.

Education

  • Peter A. Allard School of Law, JD, 2020
  • University of British Columbia, BA (Psychology), 2016

Year of Call & Jurisdiction

  • British Columbia, 2021

Publications

  • “A Wrench in the Social Justice Toolbox: Assessing the Constitutional Class Action as a Tool for Addressing Racial Discrimination,” Canadian Class Action Review, Volume 17, Issue 1.

 

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Using Constitutional Class Actions to Address Racial Discrimination

August 25, 2021

Elizabeth Emery’s paper, “A Wrench in the Social Justice Toolbox: Assessing the Constitutional Class Action as a Tool for Addressing Racial Discrimination,” was recently published in the Canadian Class Action Review, Volume 17, Issue 1. In this paper, Elizabeth provides an overview of racial profiling by police as a form…

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