ELISABETH GIFFIN has been published in the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies and is the recipient of the David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, as well as the John D. Stevenson Essay Prize. During law school, Elisabeth competed in the Wilson Moot, a national appellate moot based on constitutional law issues. She was also chosen to intern for judges of the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and was Student Caseworker with the Innocence Project. In addition, Elisabeth acted as a Research Assistant to Dr. Bethany Hastie, with a focus on precarious labour and the ability of workers to assert their rights
Prior to joining Black Gropper, Elisabeth Giffin worked in criminal defence law where she sharpened her advocacy skills in and out of court.
Elisabeth believes strongly in the dignity of all people and the power of the collective to effect positive change in their workplace. She practices in all areas of the firm’s practice, with a focus on grievance arbitration, privacy, and human rights law.
Elisabeth volunteers as a member of the Migrant Workers’ Centre Governance Committee and maintains membership with the Canadian Bar Association.
Elisabeth uses the pronouns she/her.