|Alison Kearns is an associate with the firm specializing in civil litigation. Alison's practice focuses on civil sexual and institutional abuse and misconduct claims, Aboriginal rights litigation, and class actions. Prior to joining Rochon Genova Alison practiced at a large national full-service law firm.
Alison obtained her Bachelor of Science (with distinction) from the University of Victoria in 1999, and her LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 2005. Alison was called to the British Columbia bar in November of 2006 and to the Ontario bar in September of 2008.
During law school, Alison received a number of academic awards including a Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarship, and the Blakes Scholar Award. While attending Dalhousie, Alison volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada working with the Ecology Action Centre and the Avalon Sexual Assault Clinic.
After graduating from law school Alison clerked for Chief Justice Finch at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
Publications and Presentations
Co-author - Human Rights chapter in the CLE BC Annual Review of Law and Practice;
Co-author - The Haida Nation v. Weyerhaeuser: Upcoming Supreme Court decision and its Implications for Aboriginal-Energy Partnerships and Joint Ventures.
Co-presenter - Human Rights Seminar: Drug and Alcohol Testing: What are the Legal Limits Now?
Community Involvement & Interests
Alison is an avid alpine and cross-country skier. She is also a cycling enthusiast, who enjoys bicycle touring.