Erin is based in Victoria, and practises Aboriginal law and public interest environmental law. Before joining Arbutus Law Group, she practised as a sole practitioner. She completed shared articles with the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre and a boutique Aboriginal law firm.
Erin has been involved in all aspects of Indigenous legal matters with a particular interest in protecting natural resources and sustainable resource development, including negotiating and drafting impact benefit agreements and assisting in navigating environmental assessment processes. She has also assisted in drafting Constitutions and laws for First Nations and worked with Indigenous clients on corporate and employment law matters.
Erin is committed to environmental issues and works with social and environmental justice non-profit organizations and citizens on environmental law and policy research questions.
Erin has appeared at the B.C. Provincial Court, as well as the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board and the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
She is currently completing the UVic Environmental Law Centre’s two-year Associates program and has supervised law students as part of the Pro Bono Students Canada program. She has participated in Access Pro Bono’s free legal advice-athon, as well as applied her legal skills to various volunteer projects relating to environmental and social justice, as well as animal welfare causes.
Erin’s dedication and hard work were recognized when she was awarded the 2015 Law Foundation of British Columbia’s Public Interest Award.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys volunteering, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family.