Emilie-Claire Draper

Practice Areas:

  • Family 
  • Litigation

Admitted to the Bar:

  • Alberta, 2013

Education:

  • University of Alberta, J.D., 2018
  • University of Alberta, B.Ed. (Secondary), 2015

 Professional:

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Membre, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (Member, French Jurists Association of Alberta)

Emilie was called to the Alberta Bar in 2019. She practices Family Law exclusively. Emilie is fluent in French and has experience assisting Francophone clients with their legal issues.

Emilie has broad family law litigation experience, having run various Court hearings, including multiple family law trials in both Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench. She also has experience negotiating fair outcomes for her clients outside of the Court process.

Before becoming a lawyer, Emilie worked with children of all ages. She obtained a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and worked as a teacher for Edmonton Public Schools. Emilie also worked as a Child Development Supervisor in daycare and out of school care. She looks forward to drawing upon this experience to understand the unique struggles of every family she works with.

Community involvement is important to Emilie.  She recently completed her fourth season working as a volunteer ski instructor for the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing at Rabbit Hill. She also volunteers at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, where she provides free legal advice to low-income individuals experiencing a variety of family law issues. Emilie maintains ties to the University of Alberta law school by volunteering as a witness for the McIntyre/Sopinka moot (mock trial) practices. While in law school, Emilie volunteered for Student Legal Services, competed in the McIntyre/Sopinka moot, and co-founded the Francophone Law Students Association.

In her spare time, Emilie enjoys being outdoors with her dog, Charlie, downhill skiing, and trying new recipes.

Phone:

(780) 414-5400

Email:

edraper@barrllp.com

Legal Assistant:

Nargis Asadi

nasadi@barrllp.com