Emily attended law school at the University of Alberta and was awarded the Leonard J. Pollock Q.C. Prize in Family Law for the highest mark in her family law class.
Emily was called to the Bar in March 2019 and since becoming a lawyer, she has practiced almost entirely in the areas of family and divorce law. She has gained extensive experience in these areas, as well as an excellent understanding of how to assist her clients with their separation and divorce.
Emily is a firm believer that settling matters outside of court is usually the best way to move forward as it is typically more cost-effective and clients are happier with the end result because they helped craft it. However, if the negotiations outside of court fail, Emily is happy to attend Court and advocate for her client’s position.
Emily is passionate about giving back to the community and volunteers her time to help do so. Emily volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre for three years assisting as a pro bono lawyer providing family law advice to Albertans. Emily is now starting to volunteer with the Centre for Autism Services Alberta.
Emily was raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, moved to Edmonton for law school in 2014, and stayed living in Edmonton after she graduated from law school but still goes to visit Kelowna in the summers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching TV shows, and travelling.
McKayle has been working as a legal assistant for 10 years. Although she has mainly worked in Family Law, she has also worked in Civil, Criminal, Wills and Estates, Immigration and Personal Injury Law.