Alyssa practices civil litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on public, administrative and parliamentary law.
Prior to entering private practice, Alyssa clerked for Justice Denis Pelletier of the Federal Court of Appeal and for Justice Andromache Karakatsanis at the Supreme Court of Canada. She then spent five years practicing law in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, where she established a broad litigation practice including child protection, Aboriginal, construction and human rights law, and represented a range of government, corporate and individual clients.
From 2016 to 2020, Alyssa also served as Deputy Law Clerk and, most recently, Law Clerk to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. In this capacity, Alyssa served as an officer of the Assembly and advised the Assembly, its members and committees on a range of legal issues, including parliamentary law.
Alyssa is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s School of Law and joined the firm in 2015. Alyssa was the recipient of the William R. McIntyre Medal from the University of Victoria, which is awarded to a graduating student who exhibits exemplary dedication to community service, student leadership, and academic achievement.
University of Victoria (J.D., 2013)
McGill University (B.A., 2008)
Northwest Territories (2015)
Professional Activities and Affiliations
Chair, Admissions Committee, Law Society of Nunavut
Member, Admissions Committee, Law Society of the Northwest Territories
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Advocates’ Society