Emily Sherkey’s practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of areas, including corporate/commercial litigation, investor-state arbitration, and international and domestic arbitration. Emily has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, as well as in commercial and investment arbitrations.
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Emily was awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest standing in the faculty of law at Queen’s University. Emily was also awarded the Dean’s Gold Scholar Award for achieving the highest standing in her first year of law school, the Dean’s Bronze Scholar Award for achieving the third highest standing in her second year of law school, and the Dean’s Silver Scholar Award for achieving the second highest standing in her third year of law school. Emily was the recipient of the Blakes Scholar Award for two consecutive academic years, and was awarded course prizes in property law, contract law, public law, evidence, trusts, conflict of laws, criminal procedure and mental health law.
During law school, Emily worked as a student casework for Queen’s Legal Aid and was a tutor to fellow law students. Emily was also an articling student at Torys, during which time she volunteered with the Laws in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program, a high school program that uses legal education as a tool to assist students to succeed in school and become engaged and active citizens.
Emily currently volunteers for Law Help Ontario as a probono lawyer in Small Claims court.