Pamela Yong


Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Pamela Yong graduated from the UBC Faculty of Law in 2001 and was called to the B.C. Bar in 2002. In 2000, she interned at a national law firm in Singapore in 2000 and participated in an ASEAN Exchange Program with the University of Santa Clara, Faculty of Law.  She practiced civil litigation in Vancouver, including personal injury, real estate, insurance defence and corporate law. In 2006, she moved to Toronto and worked for a mid-sized Toronto firm specializing in class action litigation. She often had to supervise several junior lawyers and handled pre-trial and electronic discovery matters (the identification, preservation, collection, processing and analysis, review, and production of electronically stored information in preparation for litigation, regulatory investigation or audit).

She was in-house counsel for a large national union and became involved in workers’ compensation advocacy for the past four years.  She has extensive experience in dispute resolution and representing workers before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and the Social Security Tribunal.  Pamela has always had a strong sense of social justice and is actively involved in community service. She supports various causes and fundraising efforts for Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, dancing, kickboxing, snowboarding, and playing the piano.  Pamela is a member of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of British Columbia.