Erin J. Runnalls Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2020 - Northwest Territories

Year of Call: 2008 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1986

Fax: +1 403-263-9193


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Primary office:  Calgary

Erin J. Runnalls

Erin Runnalls is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in the areas of general litigation with an emphasis on public and commercial litigation, and insurance-funded defence and subrogation. Erin has a particular interest in Constitutional and Aboriginal law.

Erin has advocacy and dispute resolution experience before the Alberta Courts. Previous to becoming an associate, Erin articled with Gowling WLG and at the Alberta Court of King's Bench, and was a summer student at a litigation boutique in Calgary.

Erin volunteers her time with Calgary Legal Guidance where she provides legal advice in the areas of criminal law, family law, landlord/tenant law and immigration law to those individuals in the community who cannot otherwise afford legal services.

Erin was very involved with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, International Human Rights Program, and had the opportunity to undertake international information technology legal work in Tunisia and children's rights and access to justice legal work in South Africa.

Erin was also involved in the Aboriginal Law Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law through her participation in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Law Moot in Winnipeg, Manitoba and work on an international indigenous land claim.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2020

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Northwest Territories
  • 2008

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Toronto, JD
  • 2006

    • Rankings & Awards
      University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Ting Sum Tang Memorial Prize in Immigration Law/International Human Rights Law
  • 2004

    • Education
      Queen's University, BAH
  • 2001

    • Rankings & Awards
      Queen's University Dean's Special Award for Honour List with Distinction Standing — top three percentile
    • Rankings & Awards
      Queen's Highest Standing in Political Studies — Wallace Near Prize (2001-2002) and Chancellor Dunning Scholarship (2002-2003)

Insights & Resources

Justice Mary Moreau and Erin Runnalls, "The Impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Basic Aspects of Human Existence - A Retrospective" International Association of Judges Journal, 2009.

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