Dana recently joined McInnes Cooper as an associate, having completed her term as an articled clerk with the firm. Her developing practice will focus on offering a broad range of legal services in both English and French. Dana has a particular interest in litigation and corporate law, though she is also keen to pursue other areas of law.
Dana was raised on Bell Island, NL, and is committed to providing legal services to the Newfoundland francophone community. She holds degrees in both Common Law and Civil Law from McGill’s bilingual B.C.L./LL.B. program, completing the final semester of her program studying law in French at the Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas. Dana also completed her B.A., Honours in French, with a research focus including a sociolinguistic study of French in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. During her undergraduate degree, Dana received several awards, including the John & Jane Crosbie Scholarship and the Swiss Ambassador’s Prize. Furthering her French capabilities, Dana has traveled abroad and has been employed with several non-profit francophone associations in St. John’s.
Admitted to the bar in 2018, Dana received the Hunt Award for highest overall average in the Bar Admission Course. She is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, where she sits on the CBA-NL Executive as Young Lawyers’ Chair. She also has a volunteer position as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Canadian Parents for French (NL). In her spare time, Dana enjoys travelling and playing volleyball in a recreational league.