Abigail is a thoughtful, detail-oriented advocate. Abigail approaches workplaces as communities. She offers practical, strategic advice to help build and shape workplace culture and applies her creativity and problem solving abilities to resolve workplace disputes. Her practice focuses on labour, human rights and employment law. Abigail is passionate about working to make the legal profession more inclusive, diverse and equitable, and is honoured to serve as the Advisory Director and Past President of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC) Society.

Abigail earned her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and holds a BA in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race and Migration from Yale University. Before joining Harris, Abigail taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, clerked for six justices of the British Columbia Supreme Court and worked as an associate at a national law firm in Vancouver.

Recognition

  • Dean’s Gold Key Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016
  • Member of first runner-up team at Canadian nationals, Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2016
  • Ranked in top 15% of individual oralists at World Championships, Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 2016
  • Bora Laskin Prize in Law and Religion, 2016
  • Dentons Canada LLP Prize, 2015
  • Cassels Brock and Blackwell Prize for Professionalism, 2014

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Case Law Update”, (co-presenter), Human Rights Conference 2019, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, November 2019

Publications

  • Human Rights Conference 2020, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, “Human Rights Case Law Update”
  • Human Rights Conference 2019, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, “Human Rights Case Law Update”

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Advisory Director and Past President, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC) Society
  • President, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC) Society (2020-2021)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society

Practice Areas

Year of Call

  • British Columbia, 2018

Education

  • BA (Hons.), Yale University, 2011
  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016