Emma Carver is a media lawyer and litigator at Torstar, where she serves as Legal Director, Media & Editorial. In this role Emma provides legal advice, training and representation to the journalists and editors of the Toronto Star and Torstar’s other publications in the areas of defamation, privacy, copyright, court openness, freedom of expression and access to information. She provides guidance at the investigative and pre-publication stages, and handles legal issues post-publication as they arise.

After graduating from the University of Toronto’s faculty of law, Emma clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal and then practiced civil litigation at a Toronto litigation boutique. Emma helped bring the first application for medical assisted dying (MAiD) in Ontario following the Carter decision and provided representation to many others as the MAiD landscape evolved. Prior to joining Torstar, Emma spent two years as a legal advisor to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Emma is a member of the Canadian Media Lawyers’ Association and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of MAiDHouse, a non-profit charity that operates in the assisted dying sphere.