Amanda is a third-year law student at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. Amanda joined MD Criminal Defence in June 2021 as a summer student and has carried on in her position as she completes her law degree. During her time as a law student at the University of Alberta Amanda volunteered with Student Legal Services, where she occupied the position of Dayleader. Student Legal Services provides representation for individuals with criminal matters throughout the Edmonton area.
Prior to starting law school, Amanda completed her undergraduate degree, with distinction, in Criminal Justice at the University of Athabasca. She has worked as both a legal assistant and a Clerk of the Provincial Court and Court of Appeal where she learned the foundations of criminal procedure.
Amanda has experience managing criminal files from start to finish, and has represented clients in navigating Alberta’s criminal courts, including conducting trials and sentencings. In her position with Student Legal Services, Amanda brought a constitutional challenge to the Mandatory Alcohol Screening (MAS) regime
Amanda possesses a tenacious drive to advocate for those charged with a criminal offence, in order to achieve the best possible result for those she represents. Amanda is also a proud member of the Metis Nation of Alberta, and in law school served as Vice President of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association. Amanda’s connection with indigenous rights allows her to fully represent both indigenous clients and clients of all backgrounds.
Amanda’s clients appreciate her ability to clearly and concisely explain complex legal issues in understandable terms. Amanda intends to begin her career as a lawyer in the Edmonton area and will be available to defend clients anywhere within the Province of Alberta.