Erica’s practice focuses on specific claims, addressing long standing disputes regarding reserve creation and allocation. She brings broad experience in legal aid and environmental law to her work with Indigenous communities.
Erica has worked on Charter challenges, judicial reviews, submissions to environmental regulatory bodies, and law reform proposals in Ontario and British Columbia. She enjoys working closely with communities to identify options and achieve their goals, including upholding Indigenous laws, pursuing the recognition and respect of Aboriginal rights and title, and self-governance.
Erica was called to the bar in Ontario in 2015 (non-practicing) and British Columbia in 2017 and joined Mandell Pinder LLP in 2019
Juris Doctor/Masters of Environmental Studies, Osgoode Hall/York University (2014)
Bachelor of Arts, UBC (2009)
Erica worked on the legal team representing the Indigenous appellant in Southwind v. Canada, 2021 SCC 28.
Member, Law Society of BC (2017)
Member, Rivershed Society of BC
Erica is passionate about public legal education and enjoys teaching.