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Stephanie Hodgson (she/they)

Hodgson Law
Lawyer - Sole Practitioner
Vancouver Island
On Vancouver Island since being called to the BC bar in 2013, I am so very grateful to base my practice on the traditional & unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation since 2020. I am a white settler - my known heritage is Irish and English. My pronouns are she and they, and I go by Ms. I am keenly aware of the effects of white supremacy on my life and its place in the world around me.

Child protection law has been a special interest since law school. Representing parents, other guardians and caregivers in child protection matters has been the major focus of my practice since 2015. I currently represent child protection clients in Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Port Alberni, Duncan and the surrounding areas. I am happy to work collaboratively with MCFD, Designated Aboriginal Agencies, their staff & Director's Counsel to support my clients and ensure their rights are upheld. When necessary, I walk with my clients as they navigate the court system and challenge court applications with litigation concerning interim, temporary and/or permanent orders. At all times, I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their lives and in the child protection process. As a lawyer, I consider myself just one member of my clients' support teams. Whenever possible, I work with my clients and their other supports to develop creative and meaningful responses to protection concerns.

I recognize and honour the displacement that has occurred across this unceded land and the trauma that still occurs to its First Peoples. I am committed to furthering reconciliation on a personal level through consistent learning and engagement in trauma-informed practice, cultural humility and safety, and anti-racism for all. I welcome feedback and opportunities to grow as a human being, community member and lawyer whenever possible.

Being a lawyer is only my job. When I am not working as a lawyer, I love to be in nature, move my body joyfully, and read long novels with great character development (recommendations always welcome). I love to cook and have started canning and preserving - particularly anything grown by my partner in our ever-expanding garden. I am an active bystander and committed recycler. I am proud to be an Army Brat and Aunt Steph to some very amazing humans. I like to listen to disco on vinyl and hand-make presents for the people (and animals) I love.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 7

1:00pm PDT