Jill McCarthy



Jill McCarthy graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2004 with a Baccalaureate of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology. While attending University, she worked as an Advocate and Support Worker for various social service agencies and mental health organizations.

In 2008 she obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa which included attending courses at the University of Victoria and spending a semester at the University of Vienna in Austria. After traveling throughout Europe, she moved to Victoria, British Columbia where she completed her articles at Salmond Ashurst.

While attending law school, she was involved in the development of the Journal of Canadian Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She was also actively involved with the Canadian Council of International Law, acted as a Lobbyist Assistant for the Canadian office of Human Rights and volunteered with a Women’s Sexual Assault Centre. She is currently a member of BNI, the Young Lawyer’s, wills & estates and civil litigation subsections of the Canadian Bar Association.

Although she is still growing her practice, her immediate areas of interest include Wills and estate law, family law and civil litigation.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, trail running and spending time with friends and family.