Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced the appointment of alumna Amy D. Francis ('99), a principal at Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers LLP, as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Justice Francis was born and raised in Vancouver. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1994 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto in 1999. She was called to the bars of British Columbia and Ontario in 2001. As a junior lawyer, she practiced in the litigation departments of national law firms in both Toronto and Vancouver and worked as a tax litigator for the federal Department of Justice.

Since 2006, Justice Francis has practiced at Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers, where she has built a litigation career focused on resolving trust and estate disputes. She is ranked as “Consistently Recommended” by Lexpert and is named in Best Lawyers in Canada for Trusts and Estates. For the last three years, she has taught succession law as an adjunct professor at Allard School of Law at UBC. She is a past chair of the Wills and Trusts Section of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, is a “TEP” designated member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and has written and spoken widely on matters relating to trusts and estates.

Justice Francis and her husband, Matthew, have two teenaged daughters. As a family, they enjoy skiing at Whistler and travelling the globe.

See the official announcement on the Government of Canada website.