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Nicole Tomasic

Biography

Nicole Tomasic (she/her) grew up in Powell River in Tla’amin Nation territory, as well as on Texada Island. She practices primarily as a litigator and aims to focus on Aboriginal, Indigenous and First Nations Law in addition to meeting clients’ various civil litigation needs.

Nicole attended law school at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, NS. While at law school, she served on the Environmental Law Student Society Executive as an Academic Liaison between the Society and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Nicole also volunteered with the Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia as well as Dalhousie Legal Aid Service’s Tenants’ Rights Project. Following her participation in the 2022 Willms and Shier Environmental Law Moot, Nicole received the Distinguished Oralist award.

By graduation, Nicole had attained certificates in environmental, marine, Aboriginal and Indigenous Law.

Nicole articled with Ecojustice, a non-profit, public interest environmental law charity, and completed a secondment with McKiggan Hebert, a Halifax-based civil litigation firm. She was called to the bar in both BC and NS in 2023 and was delighted to return to the west coast to join Ramsay Lampman Rhodes (RLR) as an Associate in Nanaimo, in Snuneymuxw First Nation territory.

Nicole is looking forward to developing her practice in civil litigation at RLR and can also assist with solicitor matters.

Prior to law school, Nicole completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. During that time, she and her partner won the 2017 Roger Watts Advocacy Debate.

Nicole enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, cycling and camping, and also frequents the gym for strength training. She recently became certified as an open water and dry suit scuba diver and is looking forward to exploring the underwater side of Vancouver Island.

  • Distinguished Oralist, Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot (2022)
  • Edward C. Foley Memorial Scholarship (2022)
  • Schulich Academic Excellence Internship Award (2020)
  • Schulich Entrance Scholarship (2019)
  • Alistair Fraser Entrance Scholarship (2019)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship (2016–2018)
  • UBC Dean’s List (2015–2018)
  • Honorable Ross Fitzpatrick Scholarship in Political Science (2017)
  • Scholarship in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2017)
  • Debate Champion, Fourth Annual Roger Watts Advocacy Debate (2017)
  • Chancellor’s Scholar Award (2015)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Juris Doctor, Dalhousie University (Schulich School of Law), 2022
  • Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus), 2019.
  • 2023, British Columbia
  • 2023, Nova Scotia
  • “Balancing privacy with access to information for commercial fisheries data: A critical review of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s ‘rule of five’ policy.” FACETS, Volume 8, January 2023.
  • Director at-large, Sierra Club Canada Foundation
  • 2023 North American Indigenous Games Volunteer
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