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Beth Friesen

Beth Friesen (pronouns: she/her & they/them) joined Edelmann & Co. in 2024. She works primarily in litigation and contested matters in the areas of criminal defence, immigration & refugee law, and associated appeals.

Beth graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law with a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law in 2020 and is called to the Bar in both British Columbia and Manitoba.

She represents client in diverse criminal and immigration cases including but not limited to:

  • All forms of grievous Assault
  • Conspiracy and Drug Trafficking
  • Conveyance Offences
  • Offences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Refugee Protection & Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
  • Refugee Vacation, Misrepresentation, and Exclusion Orders
  • Criminal Inadmissibility
  • Permanent Residency

Beth brings a strong level of strategy, research, attention to detail, and emphasizes client-led advocacy. She has argued at Provincial and Superior Court in criminal and family matters, the Refugee Protection Division, the Immigration Appeal Division, Federal Court, as well as numerous administrative tribunals.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, University of Winnipeg
  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law, McGill University
  • Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Co-Author: Privacy and Protection or Accountability and Transparency? Navigating the Legal Dilemmas Universities Confront when Students Allege Sexual Violence by Professors (2019)
  • Co-Author: “…they Didn’t Just Do It Because It Was a Job”: Representing Wardens in Canadian Penal History Museums (2018)