Erin Jackes holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Victoria, where she was the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Entrance Award. Throughout her legal studies, Erin actively contributed to various access-to-justice initiatives. She directed the UVic Access Pro Bono Student Clinic, delivered legal services to low-income clients at the UVic Law Centre legal clinic, and provided clients across BC with online legal information regarding family law through the Legal Services Society’s LiveHelp pilot project. Erin was selected to represent the University of Victoria in the 2021 Gale Cup Moot. Additionally, she served as a research assistant for Professor Gerry Ferguson, focusing on global corruption, and as a research officer for an independent office of the legislature.
Before embarking on her legal career, Erin made significant contributions as a social worker, holding frontline roles in local not-for-profits and internationally connected organizations, including the Canadian Red Cross. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Social Work from the University of Calgary, specializing in clinical practice.
Erin joined McCarthy Tétrault as a summer student in 2021. Following law school, she clerked for four justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Erin enjoys exploring new interests, but maintains a constant passion for reading, running, and live music.