Julia E. Lawn


E: jlawn@nst.ca
T: 778.945.1474

Julia performs diverse and essential roles within the firm.  Julia joined the firm in 1999, became a partner in 2006, and has performed in a management role since 2014.  While overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations over the past many years, Julia also conducts research and performs complex legal analysis on significant and important cases for NST’s clients, including work leading to recent successes or submissions in all levels of court.

  • Clerk to six justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia (1997/1998)
  • British Columbia Bar, 1998
  • LL.B. (Honours; Deans List), University of Toronto, 1997
  • B.A. (Honours), University of Toronto, 1991
  • Excellence Award Winner Managing Partner of the Year, Canadian Law Awards 2020
Community Involvement
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mulgrave Independent School Society
  • Board of Directors of the BC Law Institute (2021-2024)
  • In addition to practicing law, Julia is the mother of four school-aged children and is regularly involved in their schools and activities.
Cases of Interest

Julia E. Lawn has provided legal research on many of the firm’s major trials and appeals. For example:

Publications and Presentations
  • Co-Chair, “Can the chatbot write my factum? The future of legal research,” BC Law Institute Seminar, 2023
  • Co-Author, “Algorithm and Blues: Ontario’s New Tune for AI Hiring”, Lexpert, 2023
  • Government Liability: Law and Practice, Horsman & Morley (eds), (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2023 updated annually) (Chapters 8 and 9)
  • “The John Doe Injunction in Mass Protest Cases,” 1998, 56 U.T. Fac. L. Rev. 102
  • Co-author (with Andrew Bernstein) of “Primacy to Privacy? The Supreme Court and the Privacy Threshold in Edwards,” 1997, 55 U.T. Fac. L. Rev. 341.