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Susan Humphrey

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Susan is developing a broad litigation practice in civil, criminal, and administrative law. She both summered and articled with the firm before joining as an associate in 2019.

Susan received a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Civil Law through McGill University’s bilingual joint degree program in 2017. During her final semester of law school, Susan studied abroad at the University of Cape Town, where she focused on constitutional, administrative, and criminal law.

While at law school, Susan participated in the Laskin moot, where she and her partner were the top ranked pair and the McGill team placed first overall. Susan also volunteered with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill and completed a clerkship with the Honourable Justice Patrick Healy at the Court of Quebec, Criminal Division and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Prior to entering the field of law, Susan worked on Parliament Hill and studied politics at Mount Allison University and the University of Oxford. She was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 2010.

Originally from New Brunswick, Susan is fluent in English and French.

News

April 2021

Susan Humphrey and Diana Sepúlveda represented five Complainants in respect of complaints filed with Rowing Canada against a former varsity rowing coach. The five complaints were heard by a panel of three independent decision-makers. The Panel found that the Respondent had committed a number of violations of the applicable Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics in respect of two of the Complainants. The Panel’s decision included findings of harassment, abusing the power imbalance inherent in a coaching position, and failing to ensure a safe training environment, among others. A copy of the Panel’s decision can be found here.

February 2020

Paul Heisler and Susan Humphrey were successful in an application to dismiss a complaint made to the BC Human Rights Tribunal against their client, the Legal Services Society. The decision can be found here.