Mary-Elizabeth Dill protects and advances the rights of working people with passion and skill in equal measure. Through both collective bargaining and litigation, she helps trade unions and faculty associations secure the rights and protections they and their members deserve.
Mary-Elizabeth is particularly proud to have assisted unions in combating discrimination in the workplace and in defending employees facing unjust discipline for speaking out against unsafe working conditions. Whatever the dispute, Mary-Elizabeth brings her skillful advocacy and dogged work ethic to every case.
Never one to shy away from an argument, Mary-Elizabeth relishes the challenge of crafting a persuasive legal argument and delivering it with force and clarity. Her knack for oral advocacy garnered her recognition at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she won the school’s top mooting competition in her third year. She also took home prizes for both her oral and written performance in Canada’s annual Laskin Moot.
Mary-Elizabeth’s commitment to social justice is longstanding. Her graduate research on migrant domestic workers fueled her dedication to workplace rights, particularly for the most precarious sectors of the workforce. Her desire to help improve access to justice led her to spend a summer working at a legal aid clinic in Iqaluit assisting Indigenous clients as they navigated the justice system. Throughout law school she volunteered weekly at a local immigration clinic and, in her final year, blogged about social justice and civil liberty issues for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Mary-Elizabeth summered and articled at Goldblatt Partners. She returned to the firm as an associate after completing a clerkship at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
In her spare time, you can find Mary-Elizabeth biking around the city’s parks, listening to public radio and geolocating the best nearby ice cream shop.
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