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Emilie Benoit Litigation Employment Lawyer BC

Emilie Benoit

Associate

Assistant: Jade Fraser

Emilie has a practice focused on supporting Ratcliff’s litigation team. She works primarily in the areas of administrative law, environmental law, specific claims, employment law, and civil litigation.

Emilie has experience drafting legal materials, researching legal issues, and providing support on matters before administrative bodies, including the Canada Energy Regulator, the Specific Claims Tribunal, and Indigenous Nations’ custom administrative tribunals. She also has experience conducting research to support Indigenous Nations’ policy development and governance.

Before joining Ratcliff, Emilie clerked for five justices at the BC Supreme Court. During law school, Emilie completed co-op terms with the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria and the Department of Justice.

Notable Experience

  • Supported the negotiation of a specific claim by reviewing historical documents and researching legal issues to support the client’s position and refine the scope of negotiations.
  • Assisted with intervening on behalf of a First Nation in a project application before the Canada Energy Regulator and advocated for appropriate recognition of the client’s Aboriginal Rights.

News, Publications & Presentations

Awards & Accolades

  • David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, 2020
  • Wootton Scholarship in Law, 2018

Year of Call

  • British Columbia, 2022

Education

  • JD, University of Victoria, 2020
  • BSc, University of British Columbia, 2014