SARAH E. ALLAN - BIOGRAPHY
Sarah E. Allan, originally from Vancouver, BC, received her Bachelor's Degree with Distinction in Montreal at Concordia University (2007), majoring in both Anthropology and Human Relations. She returned to Vancouver to attend UBC Law School (2011), completing a specialization in Social Justice and the Law, and spending a term with the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (formerly First Nations Legal Clinic). During law school, Sarah summered as a legal research intern with Pivot Legal Society, and was awarded first place in the BC Civil Liberties Association Mary McDonald Essay Contest. Sarah articled with Duhaime Law in downtown Vancouver primarily focusing on family law, and was called to the bar in September 2012.
Sarah has a passion for social justice and using the law to improve the lives of marginalized people. Before relocating to Nanaimo Sarah worked with Access Pro Bono, assisting low-income individuals to obtain pro bono representation, navigate the court system and understand their legal rights. Prior to that Sarah worked with the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in support of law reform efforts around sexual health, sex work, and the criminalization of HIV. Sarah is a volunteer lawyer with Access Pro Bono Society of BC, and is the President of the Board of Directors of Parent Support Services Society of BC, an organization that aims to protect the safety and wellbeing of children by partnering with those in a parenting role across BC.
Sarah joined Warsh Law in July 2018. She is a skilled legal researcher and has experience in family law, wills and estates, and poverty law issues. Sarah believes a lawyer's role includes helping their clients understand the legal system and the law, and she aims to find creative solutions to help her clients achieve their goals. Sarah is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. Sarah has two small children and enjoys spending time with her family exploring Vancouver Island's forests, lakes and beaches.