About Lucia

Lucia’s practice is focused on regulatory work, with an emphasis on the areas of energy, environment, natural resources, construction, and aboriginal law. She has experience assisting clients as they navigate regulatory requirements in energy industries, engage in consultations and negotiations with First Nations in Atlantic Canada, and defend or bring claims through dispute-resolution processes. She has also provided advice on the offshore wind regime in Nova Scotia, particularly in respect of the Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Energy Regulator Act. Lucia has plead in forums ranging from the Small Claims Court of New Brunswick to the Federal Court of Appeal.

In her recent role as Senior Corporate Strategist with the policy division of the Government of Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, Lucia provided policy support on departmental submissions, particularly for amendments to energy legislation and funding agreements for departmental work. Her work spanned clean energy, offshore wind, tidal and mining files.

Lucia has authored and co-authored a number of publications related to Indigenous rights and renewable energy, including:

Outside of work, Lucia continues to sing and play violin, craft, rock-climb and travel both the Atlantic Region and internationally. She is also learning how to wind-surf.

Awards & Recognitions

  • International Bar Association SEERIL Law Studies Scholarship (2022)

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of New Brunswick

    Appointments & Community Involvement

    • Chair of the NB CBA Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Section
    • Co-chair, CBA National Energy, Environmental and Resource Law Summit (spring 2024)
    • Board member and Fundy region representative, Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick (Past)
    • President, Just Life Society Inc. (Past)
    • Truth and Reconciliation Education Working Committee, Law Society of NB (Past)

    Education

    • LL.M. (Energy Law), North Sea Energy Law Partnership (2023)
    • LL.B. and B.C.L., McGill University (2017)
    • B.A. (Music and French), College of the Holy Cross (2013)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Brunswick (2018)
    • Nova Scotia (2024)

    Languages

    • English
    • French (Working Proficiency)
    • Swedish (Working Proficiency)