JoAnne Barnum is an associate with the Health Law and Insurance Law Practice Groups of Harper Grey. She assists clients and senior lawyers on a variety of matters.
JoAnne has appeared before the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and various tribunals. She has assisted in preparing submissions for the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
JoAnne was called to the bar in 2014 after summering and articling with the firm. JoAnne received her J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and was the recipient of the prestigious Raymond Herbert Award, bestowed upon the top all-round graduating student from the UBC Faculty of Law each year. The Award is based on academic achievement, athletic involvement, the ability to work with and lead others, and moral force of character. She also interned at the Legal Services Board of Nunavut for a summer and was a student clinician at the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic.
Prior to attending law school, JoAnne obtained a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology and Anthropology from Simon Fraser University.
JoAnne is active in the legal community. She works with Access Pro Bono as duty counsel to provide free summary legal advice to low-income individuals, and is a supervising lawyer for the Law Students Legal Advice Program. In her free time, JoAnne can be found playing soccer or ultimate on Vancouver-based teams.
- Simon Fraser University - BA (Hons) Sociology and Anthropology, 2010
- University of British Columbia – J.D., 2013
- British Columbia, 2014
- Board Member - UBC Law Alumni Association
- Contributor, Contemporary Canadian Insurance Law Casebook, 2015, Published by LexisNexis Canada
- Member - Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch
Contributing Author - Administrative Justice: A Practitioner's Guide, 2016, Published by LexisNexis Canada
April 20, 2017