Sarah is an Associate Lawyer at Schnell Hardy Jones LLP where she practices in the areas of Indigenous law revitalization and governance, child protection, employment law, estate planning and real estate. Sarah continues a close working relationship with the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge where she completed a portion of her Articling term. Prior to law school, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Athabasca University.
Sarah is of Métis/Settler heritage and is a former child in care. Her background has made her a strong advocate for equity issues, and she has written or co-written articles on the topics of access to justice, progress on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and the rights of youth aging out of government care.
During law school and as a recent graduate, Sarah was involved in numerous volunteer initiatives including the Indigenous Law Students Association, Student Articling Committee and the Women’s Legal Education Action Fund.
Through her life experiences, Sarah has an intimate understanding of the difference that stable housing can make to family wellbeing. She is grateful to serve on Red Deer Region’s Habitat for Humanity board, where she can apply her legal and business knowledge to a cause that helps families access stable and affordable housing.