Jacquelyn E. Miller
Jacquelyn E. Miller (Jacquie) joined Crease Harman as an Associate Lawyer in 2023 and is building her practice in civil litigation; administrative law, including in immigration and property assessment; family law; and Aboriginal and Indigenous law and governance. She is a graduate of the first cohort of the Juris Doctor/Juris Indigenarum (JD/JID)) law degree program at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law (UVic Law). She articled at Access Pro Bono BC’s Everyone Legal Clinic, building knowledge and experience in business and not for profit law, privacy law, employment law, family law, municipal law, civil litigation, and commercial transactions, and working to provide access to justice for Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and 2SLGBTQIA people and rural and remote communities across BC.
As part of her JD/JID education, Jacquie learned Canadian common law and participated in foundational training in Indigenous legal orders, including learning on the land with Elders, knowledge keepers, and community members, and working on legal projects for nations. Prior to and during law school, Jacquie was as a governance and engagement consultant, working in support of Indigenous peoples’ governance and self-determination and inter-governmental relations, negotiations, and agreements. Before this, Jacquie worked in impact assessment and monitoring, and as a researcher for a think tank and in universities. She has been a tutor and instructor in Political Science, English as a Second Language, and Law, currently in Transsystemic (common law and Indigenous law) Legal Research and Writing at UVic Law.
Jacquie grew up with one foot on the mainland and another on the Island, with strong family and community ties in both places and across BC. She also spent 3 years living in Yellowknife and has traveled to many rural and remote communities throughout her youth and in the course of her career. Jacquie has been an active volunteer in her community and advocate for justice and the public good, and is dedicated to helping people address their legal problems.
- 2022 – Juris Doctor / Juris Indigenarum Doctor (JD/JID) degree, University of Victoria
- 2007 – Master of Arts (MA) degree, University of Victoria
- 2003 – Bachelor of Arts (MA) degree, Simon Fraser University
- 2003 – Certificate in the Liberal Arts, Simon Fraser University
- 2021 – Maclean Scholarship in Legal History
- 2018 – Canadian Bar Association-BC Branch Entrance Award for the University of Victoria
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
- Director, Victoria Bar Association
- Member, Trial Lawyers Association