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Our Team

Emma Halpern

Legal Director

Emma joined PATH as the Legal Co-Director in 2022 and continues to serve as the Executive Director of EFMNS, a position she’s held since 2017. After graduating from Law School in 2006, Emma articled with Nova Scotia Legal Aid and was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 2008. Prior to joining PATH, Emma worked with Nova Scotia Legal Aid and as the Equity and Access Officer at the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Emma was awarded Woman of the year by Chatelaine Magazine in 2011 for her work in Restorative Justice and the Canadian Bar Association’s 2013 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference Ally AwardShe was inducted into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society in 2018. In 2022, Emma was the recipient of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Award. When not acting in her role as lawyer or Executive Director, you’ll find Emma working in other capacities within EFMNS and volunteering her free time to support both staff and clients. Outside of EFMNS and PATH, Emma is completing her Masters degree in Law at Dalhousie Schulich School of Law, where she also teaches criminal law.

Emma Halpern
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