SARAH FERENCZ joined Black Gropper as an associate lawyer after completing her articles at the Department of Justice, Canada.
Sarah is passionate about social justice and social movements. She is currently building her practice in labour and employment law with a commitment to advancing the rights of workers.
Sarah has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and worked on cases at the trial and appellant level.
Sarah received her JD from the University of British Columbia and holds a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley. During law school Sarah summered at a poverty law centre representing tenants at the Landlord and Tenancy Board, worked as a research assistant on numerous projects, and was elected as an Academic Director with the Allard Law Students Society. Sarah received multiple awards for her academic achievements and commitment to social justice including second place awards for overall team and facta in the Wilson moot; the Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award; and the Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Award.
Sarah is an avid researcher, having published several academic articles in both legal and social science journals. She has contributed her research through volunteer work with West Coast LEAF, Pivot Legal Society, and the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.
Sarah is Chair of the Social Justice Section of the Canadian Bar Association, BC branch. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.
Sarah uses the pronouns she/her.