Emily Dixon earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, where she was a Dean's List Scholar. Before going to law school, Emily worked in the non-profit sector as a front-line worker in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Emily graduated from law school at the University of Victoria in 2013. In law school, she participated in various clinical programs, including University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services where she represented clients facing criminal charges. She received various awards for her academic accomplishments and her commitment to community service, including the Annie Cadby Memorial Scholarship for Constitutional Law and the British Columbia Bar Association's Law Student Achievement Award.
Before being called to the bar in 2014, Emily worked at the Constitutional Law Branch at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. She then articled at a well-known constitutional and labour law firm, Cavaluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish.
As a lawyer, Emily worked as duty counsel for Legal Aid Ontario in downtown Toronto, where she fought for the rights of low income and unrepresented adults and youth. She regularly represented clients with disabilities, mental health issues or people facing discrimination as Indigenous and racialized persons.
Emily is committed to social justice and using the law as a tool for social change. She has over ten years experience in community organizing and doing non-profit work. She continues to be engaged in the community through volunteer work.
Emily is licensed to practice in Ontario by the Law Society of Ontario and is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.