Jamie Dunlap

What kind of work do you do at Hemminger Law Group Westshore?

I am a lawyer here and practice in the area of family law and immigration.

If there was one lesson you learned as a young person that you would like to pass on to others, what would that be?

I learned that if you encounter an obstacle in your path, that is not the end of the story. In fact, people
achieve greatness by taking a step back, refocusing and finding a way around the obstacle. Often it is
the obstacles in our path that cause us to grow the most.

What is your home town?

I was born in Kingston, Ontario, however my family moved to Victoria when I was eleven so I grew up in Victoria.

What do you love most about Langford and the Westshore?

I have lived and worked in Langford and the thing I like most about Langford is that it is a vibrant, up-and-coming community. There is a lot going on here and many interesting people.

Where are your top 3 favorite places and why?

1. Victoria - because of the natural beauty, the people and because my two beautiful children are here.

2. Mexico - because of the people, the culture, the food, the language, the beaches, the diving and the

3. Ghana - because of the people, the music (Azonto and High Life), and the grilled tilapia and banku.

Outside of the legal profession, what is your passion?

My passion outside of law is learning about foreign cultures and languages. I have traveled extensively
and I have studied French, German, Russian and I am currently studying Spanish.

How do you deliver your more as a part of the  more than your ordinary law firm team?

People are important to me. I want my clients to feel as though they have a voice and that they have
been heard. It is my goal to listen to my clients so that I can use my personal and legal experience to
best support them as they navigate the legal system.

Other things about Jamie:

I obtained a BA in French and German at the University of Victoria in 1990. I went directly to law school
at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and graduated with an LLB in 1993.

Volunteering is important to me and I have volunteered over the years at places such as Student Legal
services in Edmonton, a grassroots restorative justice project in Victoria and at the legal aid office in
Accra, Ghana. Since 2015 I have volunteered as a career mentor at the Intercultural Association of
Victoria (ICA).

Personal health is very important to me and I have a daily practice that fosters my own well-being and
keeps me centered in the midst of a busy personal and professional life.

I am an avid scuba diver and hold a number of certifications and used to fly airplanes.