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Alannis McKee


Articled Student
604 988 5201
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Alannis is a dedicated and passionate advocate with a deep-rooted commitment to advancing the rights and interests of Indigenous communities. She firmly believes that quality legal advice and representation are pivotal in addressing historical injustices and fostering the social, political, and economic development of First Nations.

Before entering the legal field, Alannis served as the Director of Programs at the Northwest Territories Disabilities Council, where she actively engaged in designing and implementing programs to meet the complex needs of northern and Indigenous communities. This experience provided her with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by these communities and the importance of advocating for their rights.

During law school, Alannis further honed her advocacy skills, representing clients in administrative and court proceedings, including work with the Prisoners’ Legal Services and Rise Women’s Legal Centre.

Beyond her legal pursuits, Alannis is an enthusiastic lover of the arts and travel.

With a passion for justice, a strong foundation in Indigenous issues, and a commitment to providing quality legal representation, Alannis is a valuable addition to the Ratcliff LLP team.

I chose to article with Ratcliff because of the firm’s expertise in public and aboriginal law, as well as its commitment to maintaining collaborative working relationships with First Nations. As I embark on this final stage in my legal education, I aim to further develop my advocacy and gain a deeper understanding of the pressing legal issues facing the communities we represent.

Awards & Accolades

  • Allard Wilson Moot Team, 2022-2023
  • Joan Joyce Carter Memorial Scholarship, 2022
  • Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Award, 2021, 2022
  • Northwest Territories Law Foundation Scholarship, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Nancy Cameron, Q.C. Prize in Family Law, 2021
  • Lawson Lundell Prize in Administrative Law, 2021
  • McLean-McCuaig Foundation Prize in Property Law, 2021
  • Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Entrance Award, 2020
  • TD National Scholarship for Community Leadership, 2014-2018

News, Publications & Presentations

In The Community

  • Volunteer, Programming and Advocacy, Northwest Territories Disabilities Council (Yellowknife, NT), 2020-Present
  • Past Assistant Editor, Canadian Journal of Family Law (Vancouver, BC), 2020-2022
  • Past Volunteer, Strategic Litigation Committee, Inclusion Canada (Toronto, ON), 2021-2022
  • Past Volunteer, Legal Advocacy Program, MS Society of Canada (Vancouver, BC), 2020-2021
  • Past Volunteer Advocate, Equality Clinic, Rise Women’s Centre (Vancouver, BC), 2021-2022


  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2023
  • MA in Disability Studies, York University, 2019
  • BSc in Psychology, University of Alberta, 2018