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- Legal Assistant Elena Polyacheck 604-687-0549 EXT 112 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 340 - 1122 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L1
Mae practices aboriginal and environmental law, primarily dealing with land and resource issues including consultation and accommodation. Mae believes in working collaboratively with clients to find unique, cost effective and long-term solutions to complex problems.
During law school Mae spent a summer working with Pivot Legal Society where she conducted research into the criminalization of sex work. She completed a clinical term with UVic’s The Law Centre, providing legal representation to low-income individuals in criminal, civil, human rights, and family matters. She also completed two clinical terms with UVic’s Environmental Law Centre, and was the vice-president of UVic’s Environmental Law Club.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Mae appreciates doing anything outdoors including hiking, camping, snowboarding, and jogging.
Education and Professional Affiliations
- J.D. University of Victoria, 2015
- B.A. (Distinction) Political Science – Concordia University, 2010
- Law Society of British Columbia, 2013
- Civil Litigation for First Nations
- First Nations Consultation, Negotiation & Accommodation
- Civil Litigation
- Administrative Law & Judicial Review
- Environmental Law
- “Colonial Legacies and Fiduciary Law: A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Aboriginal Health” Christine Huglo Robertson Prize – Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
- “My Work Should Not Cost Me My Life – the Case Against Criminalizing the Purchase of Sex in Canada” – Pivot Legal Society
2015 recipient of the Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize awarded by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.
Assisted with the BCCA hearing and subsequent preparation of an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia (Environmental Assessment Office), 2016 BCCA 500
Assisted with an injunction application in advance of a claim of breach of treaty right in Yahey v. British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 899
Drafting of creative and unique impact benefit agreements.
Engaging with regulators, proponents and the Crown on major project applications to ensure consultation and accommodation obligations are met.