I practice general civil litigation. With each case, I strive to achieve a practical and economical result that suits my client’s needs. It is important to me that my clients feel informed and consulted throughout the legal process, so I aim to build a communicative and responsive relationship with my clients. I value a cooperative and non-adversarial approach to my practice; however I am equally prepared to negotiate or to attend court on my client’s behalf as necessary.
Background and Professional Activities
Serena Lam is an associate with the firm’s litigation group. Serena practices general civil litigation and has experience in a variety of areas including commercial, employment, insurance, and transportation law.
Serena joined Watson Goepel as an articled student in 2013 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2014. She has appeared before all levels of court in BC and has experience with various administrative agencies including the Employment Standards Branch, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner, the Mental Health Review Board, and the Social Security Tribunal (CPP claim appeals).
Serena obtained her BA with a major in Political Science in 2009 and her JD in 2012, both from the University of British Columbia. During her legal studies, she volunteered with the Law Review and the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, and interned with the BC Provincial Court through the UBC Judicial Externship Program.
Serena is an active member of the legal community and volunteers with Access Pro Bono BC and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, Vancouver Bar Association, and Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.
In her spare time, Serena enjoys reading, running, swimming, and travelling. She is conversational in Cantonese.