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Emily Elder

P.416.964.5553  F.416.964.5895  E.

Assistant: Jenelle Francis416.964.1115 Ext. 2214

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Emily returned to Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2016, after summering and articling with the firm. Her practice includes labour law, administrative law, human rights, and professional regulation and discipline. She speaks and works in both English and French.

Emily clerked for a Francophone justice at the Federal Court of Appeal in 2014-2015, after graduating in 2014 from the McGill Faculty of Law with both an LL.B. (common law) and a B.C.L. (civil law).

During her legal studies, she worked as the Executive Director of the Legal Information Clinic at McGill - an independent, student-run non-profit organization - and for the then-Dean of the McGill Faculty of Law as a research assistant and project coordinator. Emily also received several major scholarships and awards, including an oral advocacy award from a retired Supreme Court Justice, and a significant research scholarship from a national law firm.

Prior to entering law school, Emily pursued her dedication to social justice as both a professional (working as a counsellor and organizer with anti-racist, anti-poverty feminist organizations) and an academic (obtaining first a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of British Columbia and then a Master's of Philosophy from the Institute of Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town).

Emily is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.




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Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S6
T. 416.964.1115 F. 416.964.5895