Emily Smyth is an active member of Miller Thomson’s Tax – Private Client Services practice group. She is dedicated to helping clients develop estate plans that work for them now and that will continue to be effective in meeting their goals for years to come. She also works in the area of estate administration, assisting clients in navigating the complex world of executing an estate.
Emily is also a member of the Business Law practice group, working closely with other members of the firm to ensure that clients’ transactions and corporate matters are carried out effectively and efficiently.
During her time as a student at Miller Thomson, and now as an associate, Emily has had the opportunity to work with members of almost every practice group in the firm, giving her a big-picture perspective on individual matters.
Prior to joining the firm, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Victoria, and her J.D. from the University of British Columbia.
Other aspects of professional life
While a student with the firm, Emily helped research and write an article entitled “New Registration Requirements for Not-for-Profit Corporations Operating in British Columbia”. She regularly assists with updating textbooks to reflect changes in the law, and in preparing and delivering presentations to clients and the public.
Emily has been an active member of her community throughout and since law school. She volunteered with UBC’s Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, a student-run clinic that offers legal aid to the public. Emily is currently acting as a director of her community league board. She also spends time volunteering with charities that help people with disabilities learn to ride horses.
Professional achievements & leadership
- Leslie E. Harowitz Memorial Prize, 2012
- Hon. Thomas A. Dohm, Q.C. Prize in Immigration Law, 2013
- Law Foundation Scholarship, 2013
- Adam Albright Memorial Award in Law, 2014
- Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, Volunteer
- Southlands Therapeutic Riding Society, Volunteer
- Opening Gaits Therapeutic Riding Society, Volunteer
- Canadian Bar Association
- Alberta Bar Association
- STEP Canada
Bar admissions & education
- British Columbia Bar, 2016
- Alberta Bar, 2016
- J.D., University of British Columbia, 2015
- B.A. (anthropology), University of Victoria, 2011