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Prior to joining JFK Law in 2019, Naomi practiced Aboriginal law, class action litigation, criminal defence, and constitutional law at a small firm in Vancouver.
Naomi has appeared and argued before all levels of court in British Columbia and has also appeared at the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal. Naomi clerked for the Honourable Justice Elizabeth Bennett at the BC Court of Appeal in 2016-2017. Prior to attending law school, they worked as an educator, copyeditor, and communications specialist.
Naomi is the vice chair of Pivot Legal Society’s Board of Directors, and has provided pro bono legal assistance for Pivot and the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre. They assist and support LGBTQ2S+ Allard Law students as the Alumni Liaison Officer.
In their spare time, Naomi enjoys cycling, meditation, music, film, travel, birdwatching, and reading the New Yorker.
Education and Professional Affiliations
JD – Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, 2016
MA – York University, 2010
BA – University of British Columbia, 2005
Law Society of BC – 2018
Publications and Presentations
Counsel Comments on Kirk v. Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services Ltd., 2019 BCCA 111, Take Five British Columbia Edition, OnPoint Legal Research, May 2019 issue, p. 28.
UBC OutLaws Legal Professionals Panel – 2018
Centre for Feminist Legal Studies Panel Presentation on Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of British Columbia – 2015
Represented the Mi’kmaq of PEI at the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal in the first PEI case involving the Crown’s duty to consult with Aboriginal people.
Successfully defended an application to cross-examine four witnesses at the pre-certification stage of a privacy breach class action involving the disclosure of individuals’ HIV/AIDS status.
Appeared at the BC Court of Appeal on behalf of the appellant in R. v. Ball, 2019 BCCA 32, a conviction appeal addressing the admissibility of electronic evidence.
Represented the respondent in Kirk v. Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services Ltd., 2019 BCCA 111, an appeal of a certification decision in an environmental class action.
Assisted with Pivot Legal Society’s intervention in R. v. Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58, a constitutional case that overturned the mandatory victim surcharge in the Criminal Code.