Sarah Alasaly

What Kind of Work do you do at Hemminger Law Group Westshore?

I am a lawyer practicing in the area of family law, wills and estates, and personal injury.

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

Tough question. There’s a lot of things I’ve learned over the years, but one thing I would pass on would be…

To always remember that there is a law in nature – the law of seasons.

Sometimes in life you’ll fall down and you’ll feel like you won’t have the strength to get back up.

Winter (especially up North) can be cold and gloomy, sometimes it may even seem like winter will never end. But spring and then summer will come and that feeling will change. Good and magical things will happen. Life cycles through – that’s just the way it is. It’s the law of nature.

So during the times in your life when things seem bleak, don’t lose hope. No matter what you are going through, no matter how bad it is right now, hang in there.

It’s just a season. It’s going to pass.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”
 - Albert Einstein

What is your home town?

I was born in Ottawa but I have lived most of my life in Vancouver. I moved to beautiful Victoria in 2018 and I feel lucky to call it my home.

What do you love most about Langford and the Westshore?

What’s not to love?

Where are your top 3 favourite places and how come?

1. Anywhere with my family, especially my nieces and nephews. They bring me so much joy and remind me to be the best version of myself.

2. Near any ocean or large body of water. Its beauty is undeniable.

3. Pretty much any restaurant.

Outside of the legal profession, what is your passion?

Helping people in need, especially those who are in a vulnerable or in unfamiliar state. It’s my passion and in my nature. I love to advocate and be a rock for people and families going through a difficult and at times, scary process.

As a Registered Nurse, I worked in Labour and Delivery, where I helped mothers and families through their labour, delivery and postpartum experiences. I also helped people in an Acute Medicine environment, often worried about their health/injuries and what’s next for them.

I quickly learned that a majority of people hate hospitals.

Now that I think about it, a majority of people don’t seem to like law firms either, (except ours of course!).

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

I truly care about my clients and I sincerely want to see them succeed. I am there for them – not just as their lawyer, but as family.

My training and experiences as a Registered Nurse enable me to be both a compassionate listener outside of the courtroom and a strong advocate in settlement negotiations and inside the courtroom.

Other things about Sarah:

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for almost 5 years in two of the busiest hospitals in BC before going to law school. Sarah continued to work as a Registered Nurse while in law school until she joined a national law firm as a summer student and articling student. Sarah joined our Hemminger Law Group Westshore Family in June 2019.

Sarah is honest, genuine, and friendly. Her down to earth, yet straight forward personality is something that her clients and colleagues always appreciate. Nothing makes Sarah happier than to lead her clients through the storm and into the next chapters of their lives.