Whether negotiating with Crown Counsel or advocating in a courtroom, Rebecca works diligently toward securing the best possible results for her clients. Rebecca’s commitment toward defending those in needs comes naturally as reflected in the time she has volunteered to champion issues related to police accountability, anti-poverty and social housing and employment standards.
Rebecca’s involvement with these causes prior to her call to the bar laid the foundation for the interpersonal and advocacy skills that serve her so well today as a criminal defence lawyer.
Legal Background and Community Involvement
Prior to her work in criminal law, Rebecca articled at a mid-sized firm in downtown Vancouver where she gained experience in litigation and solicitors work. Rebecca attended law school at the University of Victoria where she participated in the Law Centre Program and provided legal assistance to clients for a range of issues including criminal law, prison law, family law, human rights and small claims. Rebecca was awarded the prestigious Ann Roberts Humanitarian Award by the University of Victoria in recognition of her contributions to the law school and the local community.
Rebecca currently volunteers with the Fraser Valley Criminal Law Association and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and the Canadian Bar Association. In addition to her criminal law practice, Rebecca regularly acts as ad-hoc counsel for the Community Legal Assistance Society during Mental Health Act Review Panel Hearings. As well, Rebecca provides independent legal advice to survivors of sexual assault as supported by the Ending Violence Association.