Megan Washington graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2020. Prior to attending law school, Megan obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Alberta.
While in law school, Megan was very involved with Student Legal Services (SLS). She was a summer caseworker with SLS’s Legal Education & Reform and Pro Bono Students Canada Projects, and then served as a supervisor of these projects during her last year of law school. With this position, she regularly attended homeless shelters and social service agencies to provide individuals with legal information and referrals on a wide variety of legal topics. In December 2019, Megan co-authored a report discussing the disproportionate effect bylaw enforcement and criminal charging had on Edmontonians experiencing homelessness, which received attention from local media. Megan also co-created and facilitated a pro bono Wills Project in partnership with a local non-profit organization, to provide low-income seniors with wills, powers of attorney and personal directives, prepared by law students under lawyer supervision. She has gained court experience while volunteering with the SLS Criminal Law Project, where she assisted individuals charged with criminal offences in Provincial Court.
During her studies, Megan completed a year-long internship with Legal Aid Alberta in the Criminal Resolution Office. Additionally, she participated in the inaugural Western Canada Family Law Negotiation Competition, a moot that simulated family law negotiations. She and her partner were awarded first place in the category of “Best Representation Plan”. Megan also has experience volunteering with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, the Queen’s Bench Amicus Program, and the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program.
Megan is looking forward to working primarily in family law, though she is also interested in wills and estates. In her spare time, Megan enjoys hiking in the mountains, international travel, cycling in Edmonton’s river valley, and learning languages.